Tuesday, September 27, 2016
It was April 1996, and I was standing in Eastern Mountain Sports on Lower Broadway, not far from my apartment in the East Village. I'd been nose-to-the-grindstone in the business world for years, and now I was kitting up for a real vacation, some time to reconnect to the Southwest, a place that had been vital to me a long time before.
Friday, September 9, 2016
The Durable Goods series features that killer piece of kit, that failsafe bit of gear, that's been with you for years, and goes with you every time you head out. You can neglect or abuse it, and it's always ready for more. All hail!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
The beginning of August brought a long-awaited road trip to Michigan, a place of mythical outdoor opportunities. My wife’s family has had a large cottage on a beautiful lake there since the beginning of time—an old-school lake house with hand-built bunkbeds, raw pressboard walls, and the mellow waft of 50 years of damp swimsuits. The ideal place for a mid-summer escape.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
First, a disclaimer: Though the Five Ten Guide Tennie was built by a venerable climbing company as an approach shoe for pure rock-heads, I'm going to review it as a mountain bike shoe and day hiker, because those are my jams. I haven't climbed in nearly 20 years, and, though I hope to flail around on some local boulders with these, it'll be rare.