Camp Oh-Neh-Tah, Week One: Complete!

Man, this mountain weather is something else! I just walked in from a rainstorm (after a full day of sun and clear skies) to update you guys on what you’ve been missing out on. Before camp kicked off this week, we got in one last hike as a staff... Read More ››

For the love of Laird

OK. So, I promised Luke Foley and Joe Sherlock from the Eastern Mountain Sports Kayak School that I would write a post about the great day they had stand-up paddleboarding with surfing legend Laird Hamilton. Truth be told, I’d never heard of Laird Hamilton. I grew up in New... Read More ››

Beating the heat on Lake Umbagog

Beating the heat on Lake Umbagog

I am largely a three season hiker…probably not in the typical sense of the word though.  My hiking season begins in early fall, and continues right through spring when the leaves fill out on the trees.  Definitely including winter.  Rarely in summer.  I just don’t deal with the heat... Read More ››

Climbing in the 2020 Olympics: What’s your take?

Climbing in the 2020 Olympics: What’s your take?

Two days after Independence Day, the sport of rock climbing received some explosive news of its own from the International Olympic Committee: http://pressbox.teamusa.org/Pages/CLIMBING–Sport-Climbing-makes-the-IOC-Short-List.aspx That’s right. There is now a 1 in 8 chance that the elite climbers you read about in magazines like Rock and Ice, Climbing and Urban... Read More ››

A bad night biking beats a good day running

A bad night biking beats a good day running

The best part of the week for me is finding a new place to mountain bike, and spending a couple hours exploring its twisting trails and challenging terrain. Sometimes, things don’t go as planned and the best thing I can say about the outing is that any time spent... Read More ››

City Kid Heads to the Mountains!

I deleted this sentence about 17 times trying to think of the perfect introduction for my first post. Though there are a few hundred words I could use to describe the moments I’ve experienced over the past month, a picture is worth a thousand of them. That said, here’s... Read More ››

Travels with Jacey…To NYC!

My adult life has been all about not staying at home…. whether that be short trips to the woods or a lake, or longer vacations to the tropics or a ski mountain. So, when we planned to have a kid, that was something I was nervous about… you hear... Read More ››

Gadget Guru Review: Costa Del Mar 580 Lens

One of the biggest sunglasses brands in the Southeast (they’re from Florida), Costa Del Mar has partnered with Eastern Mountain Sports to grow their business in the Northeast, and after looking at the world through their “580 Lenses”, it became clear (see what I did there?) that this was... Read More ››

Having a blast in NYC

Having a blast in NYC

So you know that feeling when the storm is approaching, you can sense every particle in the atmosphere seemingly charging itself up to unleash the awesome power it has in waiting?  That basically explains the past five days of my life.  As I sit here gathering my thoughts on... Read More ››

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