New Gear and Food Finds

New Gear and Food Finds

New Gear and Food Finds We’ve had some good items come across recently, from gear to food. NASAR (The National Association For Search And Rescue) has out two guides that are pack ready. Essential Knots and Basic Navigation, the guides are palm-sized and ultra light...
Padilla Bay Trail

Padilla Bay Trail

Padilla Bay Trail A long time ago, maybe 17 years ago, I walked Padilla Bay Trail, when my oldest son was around 3 years old. It isn’t a long trail, but it’s a long haul to hike it. We were in the area yesterday, and I on an impulse decided the two younger boys and I...
REI Activator Soft-Shell Winter Hiking Pants

REI Activator Soft-Shell Winter Hiking Pants

REI Activator Soft-Shell Winter Hiking Pants REI’s Activator Soft Shell Pants are breathable winter hiking pants with a gusseted crotch and articulated knees for ease of movement Finding a good pair of winter hiking pants that will keep you warm while venting excess...
White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Review

White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Review

White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Review White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Completeness Ease of Use Currency Reliability Map Quality Excellent The Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide is the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to hiking and backpacking...