Sturdy Slippers from Salomon

Past protocol for introducing a new running shoe to my feet: Wear them at the store before purchasing. Wear them around the house for an hour (last chance to return them) Wear them for a miles-long walk Finally, wear them for a run Protocol for […]

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“Landmarks” by Robert MacFarlane is a book to reread

We regularly recommend books on NickerNews (another site in the family of Cayyuse Crest Communications). Why not here? This first installment comes on finishing one of the most impressive non-fiction books I’ve read in years: Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. Landmarks is full of those moments […]

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Skida jazzes up the hat world

Just in time for winter, UtahOutsider has a new friend. Say hello to Skida, the Vermont headwear and accessories company. What Darn Tough has done for the drab, itchy sock industry, Skida is doing for the drab, itchy hat world. The colorful, hip hats fit […]

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SPOT to the rescue (and for fun)

The move to Colorado means a few things change: I’m in unfamiliar territory. I’m mostly alone while exploring on foot and horseback. Just in time, the folks at SPOT have sent their Gen3 device with satellite service for messaging and tracking. We’ll be giving one […]

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SPOT to the rescue (and for fun)

The move to Colorado means a few things change: I’m in unfamiliar territory. I’m mostly alone while exploring on foot and horseback. Just in time, the folks at SPOT have sent their Gen3 device with satellite service for messaging and tracking. We’ll be giving one […]

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Alpha Air works for every outing

  As cold days come to Colorado and Utah, I’ve got a new Go-To jacket. It’s the Alpha Air from LL Bean. As comfortable as your favorite high school hoodie and as warm as a ski jacket, it’s better than either because it stretches and […]

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Alpha Air works for every outing

  As cold days come to Colorado and Utah, I’ve got a new Go-To jacket. It’s the Alpha Air from LL Bean. As comfortable as your favorite high school hoodie and as warm as a ski jacket, it’s better than either because it stretches and […]

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Klymit is now warm

My backpacking friends reacted with surprise and delight, like they’d just been served lobster and champagne on a camping trip. When you’re used to mac ‘n’ cheese and tuna surprise, how else would you react to the comfort of the Klymit’s new insulated Static V […]

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Klymit is now warm

My backpacking friends reacted with surprise and delight, like they’d just been served lobster and champagne on a camping trip. When you’re used to mac ‘n’ cheese and tuna surprise, how else would you react to the comfort of the Klymit’s new insulated Static V […]

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Kurgo solves Mud Season

Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood So follow me follow, down to the hollow And there let me wallow in glorious mud — Flanders and Swann Mud Season’s around the corner. How will your back seat look? Is it […]

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