winter

Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Origin of Insanity It's only crazy until it becomes a reality One year, seven months, and one day ago I went on my first backpacking trip for my 23rd birthday....

Sep 19, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Barefoot on the left. After snooping a bit, I was able to find baby photos I had not seen in decades. My family as a whole became as much a...

Sep 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Gear Review: Rab Continuum Down Hoodie

Gear Review: Rab Continuum Down Hoodie

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review.  Introduction You won't find Rab Carrington found inspiration for his revolutionary gear company in the high peaks of the

Feb 24, 2016 : Caet Cash
A Stride in the Direction of Recovery

A Stride in the Direction of Recovery

On December 26th 2015, I was feeling a bit restless. Despite spending an abundance of time with my friends and family as the holidays came to a close, the past...

Feb 20, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
How Down Insulation Works

How Down Insulation Works

Down is a remarkable insulator. Not only do these tiny feathers have an incredible warmth to weight ratio, but they also pack super small and loft back to life again...

Feb 9, 2016 : Caet Cash
5 Ways to Make the Most of Winter

5 Ways to Make the Most of Winter

The days are short and (finally) getting colder around here.  As a Vermonter, I’m generally fond of winter.  One would have to be in order to live here year round....

Dec 29, 2015 : Kate Waite
The Science of Layering

The Science of Layering

I recently started working for an outdoor retailer and I love it! Not much beats getting to exchange stories of adventures and geeking out over gear with like-minded people! Since...

Dec 2, 2015 : Lisa Maher
12 Winter-Specific Backpacking Gear Changes

12 Winter-Specific Backpacking Gear Changes

I just went on a little mid-January jaunt through the Greyson Highlands and the Mount Rogers Recreation Area. It was brutal and it was beautiful, just as Mother Nature always...

Jan 27, 2015 : Carlie Gentry
A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

My parents did what they could to make cold a part of my life. -- conceived and born in the midwest with occasional skiing trips throughout my childhood and keeping...

Jan 12, 2015 : Courtney
Beating the Winter Blues – Staying Active All Winter Long

Beating the Winter Blues – Staying Active All Winter Long

Living in a city that received more than 130 inches of snow last year, staying fit during winter is a huge priority for me, especially since next spring I’ll be...

Nov 1, 2014 : Sprinkles