March 14, 2016

This post will be part of an ongoing academic project on GPS error. This is not exactly breakthrough research, but it’s a fun project that I’ll share here for anyone else who recognizes their inner geek, and seeing as today is Pi Day the timing is perfect! Many of us rely on GPS to either follow an existing path, record…

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February 29, 2016

Monday music! Happy Leap Day too! Tell me these guys don’t remind you of Zeppelin. Just go ahead and try. Somebody, somebody come and open my eyes…

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February 26, 2016

In a quest to find a shoe with some decent traction for wet and muddy trails I arrived at the Saucony Peregrine 5. It took a few failed attempts with other shoes to get here, and although the Peregrine’s lack big lugs for maximum bite in deep mud, they do offer an aggressive outer which provides good traction on the…

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December 21, 2015

If you hike or run the trails regularly, or worse yet you’re a thru hiker, then no doubt you have met The Funk. When you can smell yourself, you have long since past the point of wondering if others can smell you as well – they can and have been smelling you since you entered their air space. Let’s fix…

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December 14, 2015

Is it stocking stuffer help you seek? Maybe you’re a little low on cash money this holiday season, or it could be you just need some inspiration to come up with that special something for your lumberjack or woodswoman. Let us help! It’s the giving time of year again! Everything listed below is around $20 or less. Some of these…

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November 23, 2015

So here’s something new and different… This is a gadget I designed and made with a 3D printer. I wanted to think of a really snazzy name for it but just settled on “The Party Hat”. It’s a party in your mouth? No. It’s a party in your pants? No. It’s a party in your pyramid! YES! Wait, what?! This…

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November 16, 2015

Salomon running and hiking shoes have been a good balance for me over the past few years. The Sense Mantra is the shoe I have put more miles on than any other (regardless of brand) and has proven to be a solid performer in my book. The design of the Sense Mantra (like many of Salomon’s shoes) strikes a good…

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November 9, 2015
November 6, 2015

Mt. Whitney is not only the highest peak in the continental US, it’s also auspiciously situated near the Southern terminus of the John Muir Trail. A true gem of the Sierra Nevada, and one that is no doubt on many bucket lists. It’s also notoriously difficult to get the necessary permits to hike Mt. Whitney because of the amount of…

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October 16, 2015

San Francisco is host to a plethora of iconic sites however The City also has a lesser known tourist attraction – it’s the geographic epicenter for outdoor adventure surrounding the bay. Bike culture is big in The City; running is another popular way to get moving outside, and there is endless urban exploration within the city limits to keep one…

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