New 100 Peaks T-shirts available

I Like 2 Hike t-shirt

Hello happy readers, I’ve designed another t-shirt over at that’s now for sale. Show off your propensity for strapping on some boots and carrying several pounds of water over great distances by proudly wearing one of these beauties. All 100 Peaks’ styles can be found at If you are interested in different colors or […]

Gear Review – Columbia’s Men’s Diamond 890 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket – My current favorite backpacking jacket – #omniten

Viewing a freezing sunrise at Haleakala, the top of Maui

Disclaimer: I received the Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket for free while on a trip wholly funded by Columbia Sportswear. They were the best hosts one could imagine. I received a ton of gear and I am giving my honest opinion of this jacket, since I’ve used it so much since I got it. They gave […]

Peak a Peak and Go – 100 Peaks T-Shirt now available on Adayak

I just got back from backpacking four days in the Sierra Nevada backcountry and what do I find in my inbox? The 100 Peaks T-shirt is ready to go. It’s been a long time coming, but the 100 Peaks T-shirts are now available at Support and show to everyone that you love the […]

Gear review – Columbia Men’s Baselayer Midweight Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip #omniten

Columbia Baselayer on the top of Fox Mountain

Disclaimer: As part of this season’s #omniten crew, I was sent a big box full of stuff to try. This Columbia Men’s Baselayer Midweight Long Sleeve was one of those items. Columbia has asked me to simply be honest in any reviews of their gear, or don’t review them at all. I tend to only review […]

Another nice interaction with an Outdoor Outfitter – App Outdoors

Last fall, I was contacted by a company called App Outdoors, an outdoor apparel store in Pennsylvania. They said they would give me credit to their store if I would buy something and blog about the experience. No problem! The credit went smoothly and I was tasked to find something that I wanted to buy. Their selection is […]

Gear Review – Columbia Peak 2 Peak Jacket

Columbia Peak 2 Peak Jacket

Disclaimer: Columbia sent me a free jacket for me to field test. Their purpose was for me to take a survey after I used it out in the field. But I also wanted to write about it here. When I received the Columbia Peak 2 Peak Jacket in the mail, the first thing I noticed […]

T-shirts for the Outdoors – Adayak

Adayak Hiking Tee

A few weeks ago, I got a message from David over at Adayak asking if I’d mind linking to the Adayak website. I don’t normally just add links to my page without some thought, so I browsed their website and liked what I saw. Adayak makes t-shirts for people who enjoy outdoors activities. Three things […]

prAna Men’s Stretch Zion Short – Gear Review

From time to time, I will be reviewing some of the gear that I use. Since I only use stuff that I like, most of the these reviews will be positive. I will be honest in addressing any potential flaws. The first review is for the prAna Men’s Stretch Zion Short. I first found a pair […]