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CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

Review by Arnie P

Men's Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut socks

Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut socks

CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

CEP provided the Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut socks for review purposes.

The CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks are designed for a variety of climates to provide a thermal balance in warm and humid conditions.  My article will provide you with all specifications available, including materials and products choices.  My initial experience and what I will be doing during the test period.  To read more please click here. 

Blackburn 2’fer Final Update

Blackburn 2'fer bike light I have now used the Blackburn 2’fer for a little over 4 months and it has turned out to be one of my favorite pieces of gear.  I wanted to wait until I had a chance to use the light while camping, or more specifically, in my hammock before submitting my last update.  Which is exactly what I did this past weekend while attending a recumbent rally in Townsend Tn. I did use it as a bike light but I was really impressed while using the light in my hammock.  To read the rest of the review please click here.

Coy Boy

Horn Pond Reservation hiking & more

ARTICLE BY ARNIE P

Glacial rock in Horn Pond Reservation

Glacial rock in Horn Pond Reservation

Horn Pond Reservation hiking & more

Introduction
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I have been coming to Horn Pond Reservation since the late 70’s. My major activities include sailing lessons, trying kayaks, and hiking alone or with groups year around. The hiking varies from flat and easy to steep and strenuous. The ledge part of the mountain may have parts that need rock climbing gear. The other parts of the ledge side of the mountain is a challenge although for only a short distance. A condensed sample of many of the types of trails encountered in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There is variety in the wet areas to include a bog, marsh, lagoon, stream, and a lake with island and dam.
Horn Pond Reservation is changing both by people and nature. Some of the man-made changes include added protection to prevent accidents, memorials. As usage, increases minor trails appear, and some minor trails go back to nature takes the trail back with growth.  To read more please click here.

Orcas Island 100 Race report

Orcas Island 100

Orcas Island 100

I used to think that completing a 100 mile race was out of reach, but after several years of consistently running marathons and several 50k’s and 50 mile races I decided it was time to give it a shot. Read my race report here.

Update 1 – Baffin Kiki Women’s Boots

Review by Jason B

Baffin Kiki

Sunny day at Nugget Falls in the Baffin Kiki boots

Winter has come and gone and spring is upon us. Addison and I did a fair number of hikes this winter putting almost 40 miles on the Baffin Kiki boots. They continue to perform excellently, keeping Addison’s feet dry and warm no matter the conditions such as hiking in snow, snowshoeing, or traipsing through puddles in the rain. Her only complaint is the toggles and liner make the boots difficult to put on. Read on for the rest of her report.

Final Update WoolX Glacier LS top

This winter has been one of the warmest on record for Alabama.  Some blame El Nino and others Global Warming.  I’m no climatologist so I won’t chime in but the results has been limited testing opportunities for the WoolX Glacier LS top I have been testing.  The upside, I got to experience the odor control and wicking abilities of the garment.  To read my latest update please click here.

Coy Boy