Win a Night at the Mount Washington Observatory!

In addition to unbelievable deals on your favorite outdoor brands, there’s another huge reason to visit one of our 14 Massachusetts stores now through Monday, December 1st. One lucky person and a guest is going to win a snowcat ride to the summit of Mount Washington and an overnight... Read More ››

5 Gifts for the Dirtbag

Buying gifts is hard enough, much less buying a gift for the dirtbag climber on your list. On the surface it would seem that this person needs everything; I mean they’ve been on the road for as long as you can remember, couch surfing and making a home out... Read More ››

5 Gifts for the Injured Athlete

If you have friends or family members who are athletic, it’s pretty likely that sooner or later someone will be injured.  It’s pretty rough being out of commission. Not only is there the pain or discomfort associated with the injury, but also no one wants to rest and recover... Read More ››

Wind Chill Wisdom from the Mount Washington Observatory Staff

Wind chill–is there another weather term that is gushed about more yet understood less? How many times has a friend told you a story about a particularly cold day and said something like: “Yeah, it was 12 degrees at the summit, but with the wind chill it must have been... Read More ››

Thru Hiker Thursday: Couples of All Kinds

Last Thru Hiker Thursday, I featured a few “cute couples.” This week I thought I’d continue the theme with a diverse group of hiking partners who came through our Berkshire Mall store in the early 2000′s to load up on supplies during their Appalachian Trail thru hike adventure. If you... Read More ››

Thru Hiker Thursday: Sweet Beards, Cute Couples and REAL Names

I’m three weeks into the #ThruHikerThursday project on Instagram and here on the blog and so far, no one has come forward with any clues about the present day whereabouts of the Appalachian Trail thru hikers whose Polaroid photos I’ve shared so far. I’m hoping that changes soon thanks... Read More ››

Instagrammer of the Week: @TheWanderingVeteran

Sometimes an Instagrammer’s user name is every bit as powerful as the photo he or she tags with #easternmntn. As much as I liked the photo below from @thewanderingveteran, it was his user name that inspired me to click through to his profile. Ryan Gardill of Lancaster, Pennsylvania served... Read More ››

Fall Bike Maintenance Tips

Whether you’re breaking out your cold weather gear or getting ready to hang your bike up for the season, fall is the perfect time for some basic bike maintenance. Here are a few basic tips to make sure your chain, chainring, and cassette are ready for your next ride.... Read More ››

Thru Hiker Thursday: Help Us Reunite With These Hikers

From 2002-2006, the staff in our Berkshire Mall store in Massachusetts had a fun tradition of snapping Polaroid photos of all the Appalachian Trail thru hikers who stopped in to stock up on food, fuel, Cinnabons and anything else they needed to continue their journeys. Last week, current store... Read More ››

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