December 3, 2014

Running and hiking through fall and into winter can mean putting up with some cold weather, but it sure beats those hot days! None the less, you might find that warm base layers improve both your comfort and performance. While a pair of lightweight merino or capilene leggings are nice to have around, a pair of compression tights brings a…

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February 14, 2014

Man oh man, this winter has been a strange one! Well it depends on your locale of course, but here in California we had some nice early snow, then nothing… not a drop for months. We did see some unusually cold temperatures which sort of made us cringe and not want to go outside. In other parts of the US,…

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October 14, 2013

Does it feel like an early winter is coming? It does to me! This means it will be time to venture out into to white stuff soon. If you plan to pitch anything on the snow and you want it to be there when you wake up, you’ll probably want to invest in a set of snow stakes. Here’s a…

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January 18, 2013

Fresh snowfall beckons those who snowshoe and cross country ski to come explore the Yosemite landscape in its winter majesty. Iconic scenery is familiar and yet different under a blanket of snow. The hiking (or skiing) to Dewey Point is easy going and non-technical. This is a trip that anyone can do. For winter camping, an understanding of fundamental gear…

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April 11, 2012

Northern Lites is a Wisonsin based company who makes lightweight snowshoes. This is my take on their Backcountry model… Specs Gray Decking on Black Frames with Black Logos 9″ X 30″ and 45 oz per pair Surface Area 222 in2 For User Packing Weight 175 lbs. to 250 lbs. Mountaineering, Backpacking, Heavier Loads Suggested Retail Price – $249.00 Impressions Having…

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