Gear Box: Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

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I have a confession to make. I have a really bad habit when I travel. One that I am reluctant to share. It seems, almost without fail, I always end up leaving a piece of gear behind at the places I visit, and invariably, it tends to be my headlamp. Don’t ask me why, it … Read more

Gear Box: REI Traverse Pack Review

REI Traverse Pack

In recent months I’ve been in search of the Holy Grail of daypacks. Something that I can use for travel, everyday use, and on the trail as well. Sure, I have several excellent backpacks in my gear closet already, but none of them were versatile enough to pull off what I needed, and they were … Read more

Bargain Backpack Reviews

Bargain Backpack

Backpacker has put together six reviews on bargain backpacks for those who don’t have deep pockets, but don’t want to compromise quality on their weekend getaways. The reviews are quick and to the point, and convey the message nicely. Each of the packs are rated on a scale of one to five, with five being … Read more

Everest: Beyond The Limit Episode 5

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The fifth episode of Discovery Channel’s mountaineering mini-series Everest: Beyond The Limit aired last night, and like the previous two episodes it continued to improve quite nicely. Ever since the show shifted focus to the actual climb in Episode 3, it has been enjoyable and interesting to watch, and last night’s episode was no exception. … Read more

Speed Hiking the Triple Crown!

Speed Hiking the Triple

Adventure is on a roll lately(Speed Hiking), now offering up this article that profiles speed hiker Matthew Hazley, who recently hiked the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, and Appalachian Trails, one right after the other, in one hiking season. That’s 7525 miles for anyone scoring at home. In 239 days no less. Impressive. Most impressive. The … Read more