Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hiking Boot Hunt 2013: Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX

The leader in the club house so far is Vasque’s newest model of the Breeze boot, the Breeze 2.0 GTX.   Vasque is a newer brand to me (despite the fact that they have been around for almost 50 years). … Continue reading

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Training Hike #2: South Baldface 3-30-13

Today’s hike was a solo* mission today which was okay with me. There are few things more cathartic than sitting on open ledges enjoying amazing views, fresh air and beautiful weather while being alone with your thoughts looking out into … Continue reading

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Gear Update: Hiking Boot Hunt 2013

As I mentioned last week, one of the key pieces of gear that I need to pick up is new hiking boots. This past weekend I spent some time at a couple of stores trying on a variety of boots … Continue reading

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Photos: Riding Around Town

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After my previous training post where I mentioned riding my bike, I got all excited thinking about how close it was to good riding weather. This past Sunday after yoga, I decided I would bust my bike out of its … Continue reading

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Photos: Mt. Tom Training Hike 3.16.2013

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For an accounting of this hike check out this post: http://wp.me/p3hCp2-T

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Training: Non-Hiking Activities

When I am not hiking, my goal is to have at least five days a week of an hour of exercise. Thus far, the core aspects of my off-trail training: Strength & Flexibility: Yoga: my usual yoga classes are at Greener … Continue reading

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Gear Research: Footwear

Even though we are about to get thumped with another foot of snow, Winter is, in theory, winding down. This means transitioning from winter hiking boots back to three season or summer kicks.  As I look forward to the warmer … Continue reading

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Training Hike #1 – Mt. Tom 3.16.2013

For the first training hike Ben targeted Mt. Tom which overlooks Crawford Notch in New Hampshire.  It is about 5.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 2,180 feet.  The goal for this hike was 3 hours and 25 … Continue reading

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Training Plan

The key to my success in this endeavor will be training, training and more training. Right now, if I were to grade the shape I am in, overall I would say a C+ / B-.  For hiking shape, I am … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet. If you are wondering what the deal here is, feel free to check out the “About” section for some more information. But to give you a quick idea, my name … Continue reading

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