Instagrammer of the Week: @whitemountainod

I freely admit that when choosing this week’s Instagram honoree, I was specifically looking to showcase the photos of an avid paddler. Hiking is unquestionably the most popular sport with our Facebook fans but if you ask me, summer just isn’t complete without spending a few blissful hours in... Read More ››

Instagrammer of the Week: @hopsandscotch

OK, I freely admit that Eric Happeny’s extremely compelling user name is what initially inspired me to follow his hopsandscotch Instagram account when I saw that he started following @easternmntn on Instagram. Once I did, I was treated to a collection of photos from a man who loves the outdoors, loves his... Read More ››

#JamesOntheAt Week 15 Update: Resting in NH After Surgery

Last week I blogged that James fractured the metacarpal on his right hand when he slipped and fell while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut. Unfortunately, the injury required surgery. As you can see in the x-ray below, James had two pins inserted in his right hand. At this moment, he is resting... Read More ››

40 Years of Osprey Packs History in 14 Photos

It looks like our friends at Osprey Packs are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the same thoroughness and enthusiasm that they create their functional, comfortable and beautiful products. Which is to say, they’ve got every detail covered. As I write this, their #Osprey1974 photo contest is happening where they’re giving away 40 packs... Read More ››

Instagrammer of the Week: BenWhiteSkis

After launching our #BacktoBlank campaign last week and seeing all the great foliage photos our Instagram followers shared with us, my mind started wandering toward winter. And when I think of winter, I think of one of the first people to contribute to this blog who didn’t work for Eastern... Read More ››

Making Sure There’s a “Next Time”

Matt and I headed off on our adventure all psyched up. The mission was Moonlight Buttress in Zion National Park. 1200 feet of beautiful sandstone, with the same crack system for over half of the route; it is considered one of the most amazing climbing routes in the country.... Read More ››

#BacktoBlank: What Do You Love Most About Fall?

As Back to School starts to take over your mailbox, inbox and Facebook newsfeed, we at Eastern Mountain Sports thought it would be nice to focus on the many other, infinitely more enjoyable things to come in the cooler days ahead. In fact, we’d like your help! Let’s remind all the... Read More ››

Instagrammer of the Week: Campbellina55

This week’s Instagrammer of the week is Lisa Campbell who goes by Campbellina55 and got my attention when she tagged #easternmntn in the photo below that she took on Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire just last week. Lisa’s story is one a lot of us can relate to–where her childhood love... Read More ››

#JamesOnTheAT Week 14 Update: Out of NY, into the ER

I caught up with James over the weekend and sorted out a weird Instagram glitch where I was unable to view his profile and updating his progress here on the blog. I’ll spare you the details, mostly to spare my own embarrassment but I discovered several photos that I’d... Read More ››

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