The Osprey Kestrel 28 daypack is ideally sized for multi-sport activities including day hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. It has ample internal and external storage providing great flexibility and an adjustable frame, making it ideal for newer hikers who don’t have …Read More »
Hike to Blueberry Mountain, Shell Pond, and the White Cairn Trail
Blueberry Mountain is in the Caribou Speckled Wilderness (of the White Mountain National Forest) in Evans Notch on the border between New Hampshire and Maine. It has great views of the North and South Baldface, East and West Royce, Basin Pond and …Read More »
Trekking Poles: Pros and Cons
I’m a big fan of trekking poles for hiking because they help reduce the strain on my knees when I walk downhill, they improve my balance when I’m hiking over rough ground or crossing streams, and they are useful for establishing a …Read More »
Fly Fishing in Dublin, Ireland
My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary by spending a week in Dublin, Ireland this month. While we have very different tastes in vacation destinations (I like the outdoors, she likes history and great restaurants), we’ve found common ground by vacationing in …Read More »
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Ventilated backpacks, also called suspended-mesh backpacks, have …Read More »
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The new Granite Gear Virga3 26L is …Read More »
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Tent weight is a frequent area of …Read More »
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