Archives for May 2013

Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Zip T Video Review

The Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Zip T is light-weight and snug so you can wear it under anything to keep you warm. It’s great for cold winter trips as well as when the weather suddenly changes in the summer, spring or fall. It’s one of those pieces of gear you’ll want to always have with […]

Should We Alter the Course of Nature in Our National Parks?

Our country’s national park system allows for the conservation of flora and fauna while also providing sanctuaries where people can visit and enjoy the splendor of Mother Nature’s handiwork. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement that has operated for decades to both protect and educate. But national parks aren’t eternally self-sustaining regions. Sometimes climate change alters […]

Patagonia Capilene 3 Review

The Patagonia Capilene 3 is a synthetic baselayer made for both men and women. It has a snug fit and is ideal for any and all outdoor activities, from a day hike to a backcountry ski trip. I met with Rachel Piontak at Chautauqua Park where she gave me a testimonial on almost all her […]

Mountain Hardwear Epic Rain Jacket Review

The Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket is a women’s rain jacket designed with Epic in mind. This is a bombproof rain jacket that will keep you dry through hurricanes and blizzards. It has a breathable shell and is just plain ol’ reliable through anything nature throws at you. Wanna learn more? Of course you do! Watch […]

Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Review

The Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover is a women’s fleece jacket is a perfect jacket for cold, winter days, or even as a baselayer. It has a slender fit, so ladies, you’ll look great in this (as you can tell in the video reviews below!). Speaking of video reviews, below you’ll find unbiased testimonial from Nancy […]

Mountain Hardwear Callisto Review

The Mountain Hardwear Callisto is a women’s softshell jacket that’s 100% windproof and 99.9% waterproof. Be bombproof and look like a bombshell in this durable softshell jacket designed for active women in the mountains. Below is a video review & testimonials from Rachel Piontak, who has owned the Callisto for 2 years now. She uses […]

Chaco Z2 Unaweep Sandals Review

The Chaco Z2 Unaweep sandals combine a lightweight design with some of the best performing outsoles in the industry. Owners unanimously agree that the outsoles are durable & provide excellent traction on any kind of challenging terrain. If you have high arches, then you’ll love the Z2s, as they have great arch support. Below are […]

Vasque Wasatch GTX Hiking Boots Review

These are top rated hiking boots that provide great ankle support in a waterproof backpacking boot body. Everyone raves about how comfortable these hiking boots are, which is a major plus considering boots can take months to break in. But with the Vasque Wasatch GTX boots, you can go backpacking with them after taking them […]

prAna Monarch Convertible Hiking Pants

The prAna Monarch women’s convertible hiking pants are ideal for hiking through jungles, climbing 14ers, backpacking Europe and even a night on the town. Below is an interview with Rachel Piontak who has owned the Monarch’s for over 2 years. She’s backpacked throughout Africa with them and loves how they are stylish enough for a […]

The Fall, Rise & Management of Wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

The federal government’s attempts to manage the wolf population in the northwestern United States over the past 20 years has been at best unpredictable and at worst atrocious. And to each segment of our population, the mission’s mere¬†existence¬†meant different things: To scientists, repopulating a community that was both in danger of extinction and crucial to […]