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100 Classic Hikes in New England

100 Classic Hikes in New England

100 Classic Hikes in New England

by Jeffrey Romano published by The Mountain Books ISBN 978-1-59485-100-1 (ppb) $21.95 US (jacket price)

Review by Arnie P

I feel special being able to review a book about my favorite pastime written by a life long resident of New England, which is what I am also.  I started my outdoor adventures shortly after turning 2 by wandering off through the woods to a local lake with my dog Rudy.  That was almost 70 years ago and I am still hiking (wandering) mostly in the forest of New England  To read more.

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Teko A surprising pair of socks

Review by Arnie P
Update on 3 26 2010
I always do some testing locally before going on a long hike or backpack. I started by wearing these socks daily from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed to find out how many days I could do this before I noticed a problem. At the end of the sixth day, the socks did not keep my feet as warm as they did on the first day. Even after six days, there was no noticeable odor. It was now time to wash the socks and use them on the trail. Read more

Osprey Orb day pack

by Arnie P

Osprey Orb

Osprey Orb

The Orb is part of a family of packs being offered by Osprey in 2010, called the 24/7 series. These packs can be used in the office and for playing after work. I will be sharing all the things I’m discovering about this attractive new pack. To read more.

KEEN Trailhead Pyrenees Boots

Review by Arnie P

The Keen Pyrenees boot is part of the Keen Trailhead family. At first glance I thought I was looking at a boot from my childhood when all boots were leather. The leather is the only aspect that is the same. The leather is brown and has a very soft feel and is pliable to the touch. The foot bed is removable. The toes area is well protected which I appreciate because I have had many toe nail blood blisters in the past.   To read more.

Pyrenees Boot

Pyrenees Boot

MSR Lightining Ascent Snowshoes update

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes Somehow, I totally ticked off Mother Nature! This past summer I tested some rain gear and found it so hard to get rained on I took to running up into the mountains every time there was thunder storms predicted…yea, unlucky AND not too bright. Well after one of the earliest snowfalls I can recall, I chose to test snowshoes…you guessed it, snow everywhere but the Pacific Northwest! It took some work but I did get some opportunities to use these. So I invite you to read the second installment of my MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes.

Read the entire review here…