Super.Natural Men's Base Layer LS Top 175

Super.Natural LS Top 175 Baselayer Jersey

I hate writing product reviews about my underwear, but I’ve had such a good experience using Super.Natural’s LS Top 175 this winter, that I wanted to tell you about this new brand. Half wool, half synthetic, the Super.Natural’s LS 175 Top has become my go-to cold weather baselayer for winter hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking and cross-country skiing. Made […]

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Coral and Heather on the summit of North Moat Mountain

Climbing North Moat Mountain in Winter

My friend Lisa and I led a hike up North Moat Mountain(3196′) last weekend, a surprisingly strenuous 3000-footer located within spitting distance of Mt Washington. It’s a peak I’ve attempted to climb several times in the past as part of a full traverse of South Moat, Middle Moat, and North Moat, only to be turned around […]

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Wearing a Polar Buff Reversible on a really cold winter day when it was 3 degrees at the trailhead. Note frozen moisture in mustache.

Reversible Polar Buff: A Versatile Winter Layer

I’m always experimenting with my winter layering system, and one new item that I’ve started carrying on really cold winter days when I go hiking or snowshoeing is a Reversible Polar Buff. While the Reversible Polar Buff can be configured in several different ways, as Henry demonstrates above, I mainly use mine as a neck gaiter in winter, […]

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Frozen Beaver Pond

Bay Circuit Trail Section 2: Rowley to Boxford

After many fits and starts and dead-ends trying to hike Section 3 from south to north, I decided to turn things around and hike Section 2 from north to south because I hoped the blazing would be more “obvious” for a southbounder. This strategy helped immensely. in so small part because most of the trail […]

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If you cover the canister with warm water and set it in the plastic drinking cup, you can still use the WindBoiler even if the temperature is below canister gas' normal operating range of approx 20 degrees

MSR WindBoiler Stove System Review

The MSR WindBoiler, is a new canister stove system built around the wind-proof and super fuel-efficient radiant burner that the company originally developed for The Reactor Stove. Unlike conventional backpacking stoves, radiant burners don’t have flame jets, which makes them impervious to windy weather so that they burn hotter and longer on the same amount of […]

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Apa Sherpa holds the world record for Mt Everest ascents at 21 successful climbs.

Meet the Man Who’s Climbed Mt Everest 21 Times: Apa Sherpa

Join the AMC’s Boston Chapter as they present a unique slideshow & video hosted by Apa Sherpa himself – the only man in history to have reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 21 times, and one of the greatest mountaineers who has ever lived. Cost: Tickets, priced at $12 for AMC members/students and […]

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