#GearReview – Tread Labs (@treadlabs)

It seems no matter what brand sneaker or hiking shoes I buy, while they are comfortable, in time the support I need is not always there. In the past I have had to use store bought insoles to support my arches and heel. Like many others, I'm one of those who suffer from a sore … Continue reading #GearReview – Tread Labs (@treadlabs)

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Don’t Become the Hunted…Be Seen!

Fall is my favorite time of year to hike. It's not just the color of the leaves changing but the cooler crisp air and the smell of wood burning stoves in the distance. But while fall has a lot to offer for hikers and backpackers we need to be careful as it's also the beginning … Continue reading Don’t Become the Hunted…Be Seen!

Why did you suddenly pick up hiking?

The other day I found myself in a conversation with a colleague who asked; "Why did you suddenly pick up hiking?" For which I replied kindly; "You must not know me well enough, I didn't 'suddenly' pick up hiking." I was born with a desire, a silent constant calling within me to be outside. It … Continue reading Why did you suddenly pick up hiking?