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Review: C2 Performance Tights…Oh so SOFT!

Overview I took C2’s Performance Tights for a spin on a backpacking trip to CO, where I climbed Pikes Peak in snow with 11F cold temperatures, and again on the famous and windy Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire. These tights tights are amazingly comfortable, soft and warm. They are ideal for cold weather insulation. Wear them on their own, as a ...
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Review: Thule Backpacks – The Stir 35L & Versant 60L

Overview If you haven’t tried a Thule backpack, get one! My partner and I backpacked over 100 miles and climbed a couple Colorado 14’ers, in winter conditions, to test out Thule’s Stir 35 and Versant 60L packs. They are the most comfortable, durable, easy to access packs we’ve ever worn. Gregory and Osprey Packs have been our ‘go to’ backpacks ...
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Review: Treksta’s Mega Wave – A Great Cross-Over Running Shoe!

Overview Treksta’s Mega Wave is the cross-over, trail running shoe you’ve been waiting to wear.  Designed to support an active lifestyle, from running on trails, roads, sand and going to the gym, this comfortable, supportive, light-weight, durable shoe is a must have for on the go athletes. Snap Shot Speed-Lacing System with lace garage. NestFit construction – contours to your ...
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Lucky to be Alive! – Mountain Climbing Gone Wrong

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, RG, my hiking partner, and I fell half way down an icy mountain and almost died. We want to thank Custer County Search and Rescue, EMS and Pueblo Park View Hospital for taking care of us. Preface In the Colorado Rocky Mountains, there are 58 mountains with peaks over 14,000 feet. They are commonly referred ...
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Climbing Pikes Peak via The Barr Trail

Trip Report My partner and I climbed Pikes Peak (14,110 ft.), via the Barr Trail (7,800 ft)l, a week before Memorial Day. 26 miles RT. Temps ranged from 78F to 27F (felt like 13F w/ 21 MPH wind chill) at summit. This was RG’s 1st 14er, my 13th. Backpack Contents: Each of our packs ( mine, a Thule Stir 35 and RG’s ...
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