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Montane Minimus 777 Ultralight Rain Jacket Review

The Minimus 777 has a non-adjustable hood, but is sized for hikers and trail runners, not climbers or skiers wearing a helmet.

The Montane Minimus 777 jacket is a lightweight, 3-layer waterproof/breathable shell that weighs just 5.1 ounces (144 grams) in a men’s XL, making it lightweight enough to be used as a rain jacket and wind shirt when you want one garment that can …

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Climbing Mount Magalloway

The North Slide on Mount Magalloway in Northern New Hampshire

Climbing Mount Magalloway is a serious pilgrimage. A five-hour drive from Boston, Magalloway is located deep in the heart of New Hampshire’s North Country, just a few miles from the US-Canadian Border. It’s a wild place, where 4 x 4 trucks outnumber …

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Hiking the Gordon Pond Trail

The Gordon Pond Trail starts off by following old logging roads through a remote part of the forest.

I put off hiking the Gordon Pond Trail as long as I could, dreading getting lost in the maze of old logging roads between North Woodstock and the Appalachian Trail. The Gordon Pond Trail has a reputation as being poorly marked, hard …

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