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Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

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Charlie -walking across the frozen snow.

Maine in the winter is cold, snowy and long.  Sometimes getting outdoors isn’t very easy to do.  I enjoy snowshoeing, and don’t mind the snow.  I’m not crazy about bitter cold and ice though.  Hillsound may have provided some relief from the ice – now if they could do something about the cold.   The Trail Crampon Pro’s offer some very aggressive ice crampons that make being outdoors less slippery and much more enjoyable.  Follow along for my initial thoughts, and then check back next month for a follow up.  Click Here to read on.

Keeping My Hands Warm with the Dakine Comet Method Women’s Gloves

Dakine Comet Method Women's Gloves

Dakine Comet Method Women's Gloves

By Suzanne

The temperatures here in Maine lately have been downright frigid (below 20 degrees most days) and having gloves/mittens no matter what you are doing outside is just about mandatory. The Comet Method Gloves have been my “go to” gloves every single morning that I go out, not just when I am heading for the mountains. They do not limit my mobility as much as other, heavier gloves typically do. I have no problem wearing them while driving or holding on to my trekking poles when heading up a mountain. The GoreTex membrane means that my hands stay nice and dry, but don’t wind up getting terribly sweaty thanks to the breathability of it. They are the absolutely perfect multipurpose glove.

Click here to read more about my thoughts on the Dakine Comet Method Women’s Gloves.

A Winter Wandering in Maine

by Suzanne

On Firewarden's Trail up Pleasant Mountain in Maine

On Firewarden's Trail up Pleasant Mountain in Maine

The snow is starting to stick to the ground. The temperatures in the morning have been hovering in the mid-teens. Winter has definitely arrived here in Maine even if it isn’t December 21st yet. Unlike a lot of people around my area that seem to dread the cold and can’t drive as soon as the first snow flake falls, I live for winter. The mountains get calmer. The trail heads less crowded. And I can often go for hours on the trail without seeing a soul. It’s just the way I like my time in the mountains (most of the time).

To hear more about my first day out in the mountains during this winter season and Digby’s last day of the year, click here.