New Year, New Lesson, Old Trip

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve skinned and skied Mount Tecumseh but if I had to guess I would say over 20 and under 50. Despite my numerous adventures on Mount Tecumseh, I still find myself being educated by the journey to the mountain’s summit and the trip down the ski resort’s slopes,…

Mosko Moto Crew’s Reckless 10: My Initial Impressions

On every piece of gear I’ve seen from Mosko Moto Crew the quality and craftsmanship are incredible and the function is second to none. With this in mind I was psyched to get my hands on the Reckless 10, the newest bag in their Reckless line. Introduced in December 2018, the Reckless 10 is the…

Ditch Your Pack and Get Sendy

Have you ever wanted to ride naked and feel free as a bird shredding down those rocky trails? Ok, I know that sounds terrifying, but how about the next best option—pack-less riding. Sure, everybody’s got that cycling-specific pack that’s supposed to hold water, tools, shades, camera, and an extra layer. But the dirty secret is…

Swipe Right: The Top Dating Apps for the Outdoor Enthusiast

As our fun, young generation explores this crazy world today, we all share that one desire—meeting our outdoor partner in crime. You know that guy or girl who will rip down Sidewinder at Kingdom Trails and join you for that dawn patrol at your favorite ski hill on the next pow day. But we all come…

Winter Prep

Is winter here already? It sure seems like it. The Black Dike has been climbed. The Sherby and the Cog have been skied. Wildcat and Killington are both open. And while some of our favorite places aren’t quite “in” yet, here’s a few of the things we’re thinking about as we transition from bikes and climbing…

Surf Station: Late-Summer 2018

Last summer, while working with Tim on several goEast pieces about hiking Vermont’s 4,000-footers, I ended up hiking four of the five peaks (Mansfield, Camel’s Hump, Ellen, and Abraham) in a 24-hour period. Having done four so casually, it was only natural to wonder if we could do those four and Killington (Vermont’s fifth 4,000-footer)…

My Go-To Climbing Gear

Between multiple trips to the Gunks, days clipping bolts at Rumney, and many outings to crag at various cliffs in New Hampshire (Whitehorse, Longstack Precipice, Square Ledge, Echo Crag, and Artists Bluff), Greater Boston (Quincy Quarries, Rattlesnake Rocks, Hammond Pond, and Crow Hill), and Connecticut (Chatfield Hollow), I’ve been climbing a lot this season. Here’s…

Tips For Beating the Heat

  Heat waves suck! Since this one is sticking around for a few more days, here are a few ways to stay active without getting beat by the heat. Go Early or Late There’s an easy solution for those tired of coming home a hot, sweaty mess from mid-day runs or hikes: start earlier. Even…

First Aid Matters

When most people think of getting outside, their minds turn to flying down a backcountry bowl, cruising epic single track, appreciating the view from a classic peak, or sending a five-star route. But, the truth is, these sports are dangerous and injuries do happen. Here are 5 tips to follow so that you’re prepared for…

How to Wash a Climbing Rope

The last several weeks at Tuesday Night Climbing, I’ve gotten an earful about how “dirty” my climbing ropes are. Of course, the earfuls were well-deserved as my ropes were, to put it mildly, dirty. The key word there, though, is were, as earlier this week I decided to solve the problem. I washed the ropes….