Author: mountainmanpioneer

The Best Beers to Drink on the Fourth of July This Year

Fourth of July festivities will certainly look different this year. But even in a socially distant world, some things will remain the same: Folks will fire up grills, unwind by the water, and crack a couple cold beers. Here are seven of our favorite beers for celebrating Fourth of July. Courtesy image Flying Dog Brewery […]

Solo Distance Hiking and Kids: Six Things I Learned

There is nothing quite like a good, long backpacking adventure. Everything from the physical exertion to the trail’s beauty is rewarding and rejuvenating. Be it a day, long weekend, or something of the thru-hike variety; it is an experience that’s hard to find elsewhere. But what happens when pursuing this enriching endeavor means choosing between time with a child and time on trail?
Like many of us, I find solace in the woods and I am a better human (and mother) because of it. ...

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Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent

The Torrent is HOKA ONE ONE’s foray into their version of minimalist footwear, and its introduction in 2018 showcased a shoe unlike any of HOKA’s maximalist, heavily cushioned trail runners. The Torrent is light—9 ounces each for a men’s size 9—and skips a rock plate in an effort to shave weight. The stack height is 23/18mm for the men’s Torrent, compared with 32/28 mm for HOKA’s flagship Speedgoat 4. The result is a pared-down trail runner with excellent stability and a feel for the trail, ...

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Black Bean Corn Salad

This Black Bean Corn Salad is so embarrassingly easy to make (no cooking!), summery fresh, and even good for us, it feels 100% like cheating. Let’s get away with it. You know when you want to bring a side to a potluck but you don’t actually want to spend *that* much time making it? You […]

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Out There: A Voice from the Wild by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend (born 1949) is the hiking author who’s influenced me most. He’s written over 20 books, including Cicerone guidebooks,  and countless articles I started with High Summer: Backpacking The Canadian Rockies (1989). He’s most famous for The Backpacker’s Handbook. But If you’ve never read Chris Townsend, I’d recommend you start with Out There: A …

The Kindness of the AT Community

I started writing this post back in May, the week after Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. The theme for this year was Kindness. I attended a webinar on this theme and was amazed by how interesting the topic was. My key takeaway was that being kind to others not only helps them out but also improves your own mental health. And that kindness is, and always will be, far more contagious than COVID-19. ...

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Hey, you know Sean Pettit? That dude that’s super good at skiing and snowboarding? Yeah, us too. He’s not just rad at sliding on snow, he’s also well-intentioned. Check out this raffle with a cause. SOME WORDS BY SEAN PETTIT ILSA, Indigenous Life Sport Academy, is an organization in Canada that provides Indigenous youth with […]

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