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Backpacking with the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack

Klymit Motion 60 Backpack Review

The Klymit Motion 60 is a multi-day backpack that uses a removable inflatable pad to augment its frame proving increased comfort and support. A 60 liter alpine-style pack with a top lid and four tiers of side compression, the Motion 60 can haul a serious amount of gear, but also compresses down to a lower […]

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The chest only insulation in the LL Primaloft Superlight Jacket is perfect for highly aerobic activities like cross country skiing and snowshoeing

LL Bean Primaloft Superlight Jacket Review

The LL Bean Primaloft Superlight Jacket is a lightweight hooded insulated jacket, perfect for winter hiking, cross-country skiing, and other highly aerobic winter sports. Insulated just over the front chest and sides, and not on the back or arms, it’s a kind of a cross between a lightweight insulated vest and a hooded wind breaker. Weighing just […]

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View from the Ledges on Black Mountain

Hiking the Black Mountain Ledges

Black Mountain is popular peak on the New Hampshire 52-With-a-View list on the west side of the White Mountain National Forest. Noted for its open ledges, it’s a great place to observe the glory of autumn or bask in the summer sunshine. There are many Black Mountains in the White Mountains – (that does sound odd, […]

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Staying hydrated in winter takes extra effort

Pre-Hike Hydration: The Key to Staying Hydrated for Winter Hiking

Winter hikers and snowshoers often have difficulty staying properly hydrated in cold weather because winter hiking is physically more challenging and the physical act of drinking is more involved than simply sipping from a hydration hose, what with heavy winter gloves and insulated containers. I usually carry two or three liters of water on winter […]

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