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Hiking

Palos Forest Preserve Blessed Hike

As the early morning sun came streaming through the trees in the Cook County Palos Forest Preserve angelic rays of sun illuminated a porta-potty that we affectionately dubbed, “The Ho...

In Hiking, Oct 20, 2019

Damfino Lakes to Excelsior Ridge Trail

Some friends and I headed out today on an amazing hike in Mt. Baker National Forest. We enjoyed an at times snow filled excursion on the Damfino Lakes to Excelsior Ridge Trail.

In Hiking, State Park, Washington, Oct 11, 2019

Meetup Mix-up at Mattheissen State Park

Chicago area hiking opportunities can be found if you look hard enough. This last weekend I decided I would attend a local Meetup.com hiking group for what promised to be a six mile h...

In Hiking, State Park, Solo, Oct 06, 2019

State Park

Damfino Lakes to Excelsior Ridge Trail

Some friends and I headed out today on an amazing hike in Mt. Baker National Forest. We enjoyed an at times snow filled excursion on the Damfino Lakes to Excelsior Ridge Trail.

In Hiking, State Park, Washington, Oct 11, 2019

Meetup Mix-up at Mattheissen State Park

Chicago area hiking opportunities can be found if you look hard enough. This last weekend I decided I would attend a local Meetup.com hiking group for what promised to be a six mile h...

In Hiking, State Park, Solo, Oct 06, 2019

Solo

Meetup Mix-up at Mattheissen State Park

Chicago area hiking opportunities can be found if you look hard enough. This last weekend I decided I would attend a local Meetup.com hiking group for what promised to be a six mile h...

In Hiking, State Park, Solo, Oct 06, 2019

Gear

Gear Buying Agony

About two months ago I started to dread my upcoming birthday, and if I am being honest, feel a little depressed about it. It was going to be one of those big decade birthdays, my wife...

In Gear, Nov 29, 2019

A Damn Tough Watch

Today I would like to tell you about a damn tough watch that I own. The Casio G Shock GW-6900 was purchased to replace a Timex Expedition that bit the dust. It didn’t stop working co...

In Gear, Watch, Nov 15, 2019

SOG Multitool Review

I was lucky enough to get the SOG Multitool (S66N-CP) for Father’s Day earlier this year and have been putting it through it’s paces. It has not disappointed.

In Gear, Tool, Nov 05, 2019

REI Kingdom 6 Person Tent Review

The REI Kingdom 6 tent is not a backpacking friendly tent. To say it is a beast would be a vast understatement. This tent sits solidly in the realm of car camping, or in my case, adul...

In Gear, Tent, Oct 27, 2019

Cascade Vibes PNW Trucker Hat

So I am going to tell you first off that this is not an impartial review. My sister’s sister-in-law Sarah owns Cascade Vibes and is the artist behind this hat and all of the other ama...

In Gear, Hat, Oct 09, 2019

KEEN Targhee III Low WP Hiking Shoes

Earlier this summer I decided to get a new pair of hiking shoes. In the past I have always had Keen traditional full height hiking boots. I say always because the only boots that have...

In Gear, Hiking Boots, Oct 08, 2019

Fennix HM50R Headlamp

I wanted to do a quick review of the Fennix HM50R headlamp that I picked up from REI with a dividend that I had sitting around unused for far too long.

In Gear, Headlamp, Oct 07, 2019

Headlamp

Fennix HM50R Headlamp

I wanted to do a quick review of the Fennix HM50R headlamp that I picked up from REI with a dividend that I had sitting around unused for far too long.

In Gear, Headlamp, Oct 07, 2019

Hiking Boots

KEEN Targhee III Low WP Hiking Shoes

Earlier this summer I decided to get a new pair of hiking shoes. In the past I have always had Keen traditional full height hiking boots. I say always because the only boots that have...

In Gear, Hiking Boots, Oct 08, 2019

Hat

Cascade Vibes PNW Trucker Hat

So I am going to tell you first off that this is not an impartial review. My sister’s sister-in-law Sarah owns Cascade Vibes and is the artist behind this hat and all of the other ama...

In Gear, Hat, Oct 09, 2019

Washington

Damfino Lakes to Excelsior Ridge Trail

Some friends and I headed out today on an amazing hike in Mt. Baker National Forest. We enjoyed an at times snow filled excursion on the Damfino Lakes to Excelsior Ridge Trail.

In Hiking, State Park, Washington, Oct 11, 2019

Tent

REI Kingdom 6 Person Tent Review

The REI Kingdom 6 tent is not a backpacking friendly tent. To say it is a beast would be a vast understatement. This tent sits solidly in the realm of car camping, or in my case, adul...

In Gear, Tent, Oct 27, 2019

Tech

Walk the Distance iOS App

When I first heard about the “Walk the Distance” iOS application on Outside Online I was immediately intrigued and installed it on my iPhone immediately.

In Tech, iOS, Oct 29, 2019

iOS

Walk the Distance iOS App

When I first heard about the “Walk the Distance” iOS application on Outside Online I was immediately intrigued and installed it on my iPhone immediately.

In Tech, iOS, Oct 29, 2019

Tool

SOG Multitool Review

I was lucky enough to get the SOG Multitool (S66N-CP) for Father’s Day earlier this year and have been putting it through it’s paces. It has not disappointed.

In Gear, Tool, Nov 05, 2019

Watch

A Damn Tough Watch

Today I would like to tell you about a damn tough watch that I own. The Casio G Shock GW-6900 was purchased to replace a Timex Expedition that bit the dust. It didn’t stop working co...

In Gear, Watch, Nov 15, 2019