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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Gear Review)

Posted: 12th July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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If you are wanting to hike the mountains around Salt Lake City but don’t really know where the good trails are, you may want to obtain a guide.¬†One guide you might consider is the Salt Lake City edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles (Menasha Ridge Press). This book describes 60 hikes, in considerable detail, […]

Gear Review: Garmin Oregon 450 GPS

Posted: 3rd April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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Let me start off by saying that I’m new to the world of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Initially, I just wanted something that would track where I hiked so I could later view it with mapping software and then post the maps on my hiking blog. However, I do love high-tech gadgets and, after having […]

Columbia Bugathermo Boots (Gear Review)

Posted: 18th December 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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As Winter settles in, trying some new Winter boots sounded like a great idea. And I got a pair of¬†Columbia’s Omni-Heat Electric Bugathermo Winter Boots. These boots are heavily insulated and even include a small electric heater that runs on batteries! They are breathable, water-proof, well constructed and the tread provides good traction. And they’re […]

Gear Review: MICROspikes

Posted: 20th November 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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MICROspikes slip over your boots or shoes. They consist of a stretchable rubber section that wraps over your shoes. The rubber section is connected to network of chains, which in turn are attached to hard pieces of metal with spikes. I have some great snowshoes that I like to use when going in snow that […]