Winter Plans Fizzle + Tasc Performance

Winter Plans Fizzle Ever get excited about the upcoming season only to have it turn out completely opposite of how you imagined it? That’s exactly what has happened with all my plans for this winter. Because we didn’t have any out of town … [Read more...]

Gear Round-up: Winter Essentials

Here’s the thing: I hate winter. Yes, I think snow is magical and I love waking up to a wintry world full of icicles and frost–but as soon as I’m out of my heated nook and actually existing in the cold, I’m miserable. Maybe … [Read more...]

New 100 Peaks T-shirts available

I Like 2 Hike t-shirt Hello happy readers, I’ve designed another t-shirt over at Adayak.com that’s now for sale. Show off your propensity for strapping on some boots and carrying several pounds of water over great distances by proudly … [Read more...]

New 100 Peaks T-shirts available

I Like 2 Hike t-shirt Hello happy readers, I've designed another t-shirt over at Adayak.com that's now for sale.Show off your propensity for strapping on some boots and carrying several … [Read more...]

Outdoor Essentials for an Endless Summer

Spring is swell, and autumn is amusing (and winter, well, it’s woeful if you ask me) – but summer is forever. My mission this season has been to embrace the idea of microadventures, and just get outdoors as often as possible. Whether it’s … [Read more...]

YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED Headlamp – Gear Review – A view with a zoom

The YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED Headlamp Disclaimer: I was contacted by an extremely pleasant representative of YKS, a manufacturer in China, asking if I would review one of their products. The item, the YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED … [Read more...]

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack – Gear Review

The CamelBak Rogue Disclaimer: Once again I was sent free gear from a vendor or manufacturer. This time, it was from Webtogs, an outdoor retailer in the UK that has been around for a while. They contacted me and offered me free gear with the … [Read more...]

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack – Gear Review

The CamelBak Rogue Disclaimer: Once again I was sent free gear from a vendor or manufacturer. This time, it was from Webtogs, an outdoor retailer in the UK that has been around for a while. They contacted me and offered me free gear with the … [Read more...]

Day Tote by Haiku Bags

  Summer is just around the corner and that means…     I’m pretty sure with all these activities you need a tote, a very large tote, to carry your items.   I have just the tote for you.   The Day Tote by Haiku … [Read more...]

Dpower Backpacking Stove – Simple and affordable – Gear Review

The Dpower stove connected to gas Disclaimer: I was contacted by an extremely pleasant representative of YKS, a manufacturer in China, asking if I would review one of their products. The item, the Dpower backpacking stove reviewed in this article, … [Read more...]

d.light Solar Lighting – Rugged, Lightweight, and Affordable – Gear Review

d.light S20 Family Lantern In June of 2014, after reading a review, I purchased the d.light LED Solar Rechargeable #S20 Area Lantern. The lantern was designed as an alternative to kerosene lamps for developing countries, where, in many cases, … [Read more...]

Gear Review – Columbia’s Men’s Diamond 890 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket – My current favorite backpacking jacket – #omniten

Disclaimer: I received the Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket for free while on a trip wholly funded by Columbia Sportswear. They were the best hosts one could imagine. I received a ton of gear and I am giving my honest opinion of this jacket, since … [Read more...]

Gear Review – Columbia’s Men’s Diamond 890 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket – My current favorite backpacking jacket – #omniten

Disclaimer: I received the Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket for free while on a trip wholly funded by Columbia Sportswear. They were the best hosts one could imagine. I received a ton of gear and I am giving my honest opinion of this jacket, since … [Read more...]

Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh

  I’m a shoe snob. Dress shoes, casual shoes, hiking shoes, biking shoes, you name it I love shoes. I especially love shoes that are comfortable, made of good quality and are cute. When I had the opportunity to test the Ahnu Sugarpine Air … [Read more...]

Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh

  I’m a shoe snob. Dress shoes, casual shoes, hiking shoes, biking shoes, you name it I love shoes. I especially love shoes that are comfortable, made of good quality and are cute. When I had the opportunity to test the Ahnu Sugarpine Air … [Read more...]

Rediscovering Trail Running

The hard part about getting back into running after a long time away is the shortness of the runs.  It usually takes me a mile or so to get into sync and find my rhythm.  Another mile of decent running and I’m starting to feel fatigued and … [Read more...]

Rediscovering Trail Running

The hard part about getting back into running after a long time away is the shortness of the runs.  It usually takes me a mile or so to get into sync and find my rhythm.  Another mile of decent running and I’m starting to feel fatigued and … [Read more...]

Rediscovering Trail Running

The hard part about getting back into running after a long time away is the shortness of the runs.  It usually takes me a mile or so to get into sync and find my rhythm.  Another mile of decent running and I’m starting to feel fatigued and … [Read more...]