2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race Report

2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race

Holiday Lake 50k++
Holiday Lake – Mile 12 Photo Courtesy of Jay Proffitt Creative Media

The 2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race was a bit of a redemption race for me.  I was registered to run the race in 2018, but I had a case of severe Achilles tendonitis and was unable to run.  So I volunteered for the race and you can read about that experience in my 2018 Holiday Lake Volunteer story.  This year I was able to run the race, and I had a great experience.  To read more please click HERE.

Sealskinz WP Extreme Cold Weather Glove Review

Sealskinz WP Cold Weather Glove

The WP Extreme Cold Weather Glove were provided by Sealskinz for review purposes. Sealskinz is “a Great British company”. I love the motto of the company “Necessity – The mother of invention.” Their product line consists of hats, gloves and socks. They were the first company to use a three-layer patented technology in their hats, gloves, and socks.

These gloves have a tab to help when putting on the gloves. There is a strap with hook and loop design to secure the gloves once on your hand. To read more about the Sealskinz WP Cold Weather Glove please click here.




MSR Revo Ascent Snowshoes: Final Update

MSR Revo Ascent Snowshoes
MSR Revo Ascent Snowshoes

I’ve had the opportunity over the last few months to review the MSR Revo Ascent snowshoes.  Living in Maine, you’d think we’d have the perfect snowshoe weather.  Some days were prefect, and some weren’t even close.  Seems a lot of the ‘perfect’ days were while I was at work.  I’m thankful I got the time in I needed to really get a feel for these snowshoes.  To read my latest update and/or the whole review, click HERE

A last Look MSR Dyna-Lock Explore poles

MSR provided the MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles for review purposes.

In my last update of the MSR Dyna-lock poles I will dig deeper into the differences in using summer and winter baskets. I hope to show why the more you use these poles the better you may like them. I will explain the reasons that caused the annoying things that happened on the trail.

I will explain how my poles become an extension of my body while hiking. The hiking conditions I encountered during the test period forced me to make a choice between wearing traction may depend of the confidence I have in my poles to prevent me from sliding and falling.

To read more please click here.




Hults Bruk Almike Hatchet Review

Do any of you collect hatchets?  I don’t, but if they were all as beautiful as the Hults Bruk Almike, I might start.  I’ve only really thought about them when I’ve needed one, or when I was using one that wasn’t very sharp, or was too heavy.  Now, I’m writing a review of a Swedish crafted hatchet, that might make me a collector.  Read what I’ve learned about it so far HERE.