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Kahtoola K10 Crampon Review (with video)

A few months ago Kahtoola contacted me and asked me to test out their newest hiking and trail crampons, the Kahtoola K10. Having know of the brand for a long time, I wanted to try out their response to the snow and ice covered trails that so frequently hamper my …

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Valle de la Luna / Bolivia

I was reminiscing about some of the fun family trips we’ve done over the past few years and I came across a video that I never ended uploading. It was a trip to Valle de la Luna just outside of La Paz, in Bolivia. Do you have any great family …

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The Choro Trail with Steven N Newman, Worldwalker

In early August, I received an email from someone named Julian in the USA who wanted to hike the Choro Trail with a few friends. I jumped at the opportunity to hike this trail again and we started making plans. Things changed after Julian got sick the day before I …

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Q&A with The Muir Project

As the summer hiking season draws to a close I’ve been starting my research for a group hike of the John Muir Trail next summer (hashtag #JMT2013 on twitter). In my research I came a cross a group that is receiving a lot of press right now, The Muir Project. …

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Headlamps: How to save batteries and weight

    Lighten your load and save on batteries with a lightweight, low powered headlamp. Let me First just say this. I have a love / hate relationship with headlamps. They have their place in certain situations (midnight bathroom runs on the trail, Search and Rescue, early morning summit attempts), …

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5 min Trail Pizza Recipe for the Alcohol Stove

One thing that people have accused alcohol stoves of is a lack of versatility. I’ve been working on proving that wrong with Cake recipes, etc. and now with a simple 5 minute pizza recipe from scratch! This recipe works great with lightweight frying pans or pots. You can adapt the …

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Over the Recipes and through the Trail

Well, you had your kicks on the weekend, but I was working. Now it’s my turn to take a few off. I’m heading out on the Choro Trail in Bolivia again. I’ll be back on Wednesday and hopefully I’ll have some stories to tell and some videos to boot. Feel …

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Celebrate the outdoors by sharing your adventure

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is celebrating 50 years. The parks and outdoors are staying green and clean, meaning there are more opportunities and less obstacles to get outdoors and enjoy them. To Celebrate this landmark, the NCC wants you to get outside and encourage others to do so by …

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Dusty Lake, Eastern Washington – Trip Report

If you’re looking for a hike in Washington that feels more like something in Arizona, head out east past Leavenworth to an area called Dusty Lake. Nestled in between Buttes, this easy 1 to 2 hour hike lands you in rattlesnake country where the fishing is good and the sun is …

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Hike to the Condoriri Base Camp – Bolivia Trip 2012

In Bolivia, the locals have their fair share of traditions. One of them has to do with the most famous bird of the area, the Andean Condor. A massive bird, this Buzzard is both revered and despised. Revered for its size and beauty, but despised for its habit of carrying …

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the Hydration Summit begins today!

Starting today, the Hydration Summit kicks off over at HydrationSummit.com… and you don’t want to miss it. The Hydration Summit is all about keeping your body working at its most optimal condition by keeping it hydrated. Hydration is essential for regulating body temperature and keeping everything functioning inside correctly. But …

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Jungle Waterfalls: trek day 2 – Bolivia Trip 2012

    On the second day out, we had a guide and started up the original trail we had ventured down on our first day, but we went much further and saw so much more. This time, as we were hiking along, i noticed a licorice like smell that had …

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