Articles by: Erika Klimecky

Asolo Mantra Trekking Shoe Review

Asolo Mantra Trekking Shoe Review

Looking for a hiking boot that goes from trail to town? Here’s my latest favorite: the Asolo Mantra trekking shoe. With suede upper and stylish[Read More…]

by December 3, 2013 0 comments Gear
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Mob outings where the whole family rambles down the trail, full of laughter, bonding and enjoying the outdoors together. That’s where we are today. Hope you are, too.

by November 28, 2013 0 comments Community
Jaybird Wireless Earbuds Review

Jaybird Wireless Earbuds Review

Are you a music hiker? You know, someone who loves to take music everywhere? Or maybe you love to talk on the phone? Until I[Read More…]

by October 16, 2013 0 comments Gear
First Aid Kit for the Trails

First Aid Kit for the Trails

The group of things here are meant to make you think about trail emergencies and the items you might use to handle them. Some people are comfortable sewing up a gaping wound with used fishing line and a fish hook. Others might lose their cookies at the sight of blood. Whatever you decide to pack, pay attention the terrain you will be travelling in, the weather, and how near (or far) you will be from help, should you need it.

by October 16, 2013 0 comments Gear
Socks for the Season

Socks for the Season

It’s time to update your fall hiking socks. Besides your hiking boots, socks are quite possibly the most important piece of gear you should consider[Read More…]

by September 30, 2013 Comments are Disabled Gear
No Family Left Inside – Free Lunch For Hikers

No Family Left Inside – Free Lunch For Hikers

Anyone who visits participating SUBWAY® restaurants and shows their Discover Pass during the month of September will receive a free six-inch sandwich with the purchase of a six-inch sandwich of equal or greater value and a 30 oz. drink. SUBWAY® restaurants also will distribute Washington State Parks maps at all locations throughout the region.

by September 17, 2013 0 comments Community
Our Favorite Gear

Our Favorite Gear

With summer wrapping up we’ve asked our test team to pull out the best of their tests from the last season to get you ready for fall. Here’s the round up of our favorite gear from last winter to give you a jump into the cooler, less crowded hiking season.

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Gear
Osprey Ozone Convertible Carry-On Pack

Osprey Ozone Convertible Carry-On Pack

True to Osprey’s roots, they have made a successful, comfortable backpack whose first function is carry-on luggage. Osprey has been ahead of the curve in planning packs that go flawlessly from town to trail.

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Gear
Gear Guide: Best Camera Bags

Gear Guide: Best Camera Bags

As a photographer, it’s one of the things I am always hunting for: the perfect camera bag. These three options will cover the weekend warrior, the travel bug or the backpacker.

by August 9, 2013 0 comments Gear
Mount Washington – Windiest in the World

Mount Washington – Windiest in the World

The hike from the bottom to the summit is 8-10 miles and 4000 elevation gain, should you choose to do that. But the hikes from the summit to any number of destinations is at least as much fun. They give you plenty of warning about safety, weather and hiking conditions. Heed them, there’s a reason! We got mighty soaked on a short hike we took and were turned back due to lightning. Guide service (equipped with observatory weather info) is available through the Mount Washington Observatory.

by August 7, 2013 0 comments Trails