Gear in Review: LEKI Lhasa Lite AS Trekking Poles

Throwback to 2015's Philmont Trek where those trekking poles helped propel me along over 70+ miles.This backpacking was done on the traditional lands of the Jicarilla Apache, Pueblos, Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche) and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute). As people all across the U.S. are getting into the outdoors, I've seen lots of questions about gear. I haven't been out as much … Continue reading Gear in Review: LEKI Lhasa Lite AS Trekking Poles

Gear in Review: Traction Options

Who on earth needs three different types of traction for footwear? Apparently I do. As I've gotten further into my hiking life, I've been slowly collecting gear. While I try to be methodical about what I purchase, it all adds up. I have been trying out variations of a few pieces of gear. With winter … Continue reading Gear in Review: Traction Options

The Essentials

The contents of my day pack laid out. The pack is an 18 liter with space for a hydration bladder. If I don't carry the bladder, I've got a refillable water bottle in it's place. Depending on the weather, I'll add a layer or two of insulation and my rain gear. With the contents of … Continue reading The Essentials

Hiking Apps. Let’s talk tech, not dinner…

So many apps to get you here, there and everywhere on and off trail. Need some gear? There's an app or two to find your favorite gear. Want to find a campsite? Again, lots of options to chose from. Personally I use AllTrails almost exclusively. This year I decided to pay for the upgrade to … Continue reading Hiking Apps. Let’s talk tech, not dinner…