Section Hiking the Tuscarora

Section Hiking the Tuscarora

I decided to take advantage of the great May weather to hike a section of the Tuscarora Trail.  I had heard of the Tuscarora Trail but really didn’t know much about it.  It was built in the 1960s as a potential alternate to the AT north of Shenandoah National Park.  It is a 250 mile trail that begins in Shenandoah National Park and reconnects with the AT on Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania.

You can read my full trip HERE

Final Look – EcoVessel Port Wine and Whiskey Tumbler

Final Look - EcoVessel Port Wine and Whiskey Tumbler
Lunch time coffee break on the AT

The EcoVessel Wine and Whiskey tumbler is a great little cup – it performs as advertised!

Since my last update, I have used the EcoVessel Port Wine and Whiskey while on three overnight backpacking trips on the AT in Maryland;  for coffee on two long dayhiking trips on the Maryland AT; and of course for hot and cold beverages while at home. Temperatures ranged from 28 F at Pine Knob Shelter on the AT to the mid 50’s during one of my lunch coffee breaks on a day hike.

You can read my final thoughts HERE.

First Look – Sealskinz All Weather Gloves

Sealskinz All Weather Gloves
Sealskinz All Weather Glove – photo courtesy of the Sealskinz website

Gloves are an absolute must for me, even in fairly temperate weather. I have broken both of my pinkies, so they get cold easily.  So when the opportunity arose to review the Sealskinz All Weather Gloves, I eagerly volunteered.  Sealskinz describes the All Weather Glove as “A rugged, lightweight and technical waterproof glove. Offering a balance of warmth and breathability.”  You can read my full initial thoughts HERE.