Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Thanksgiving Hiking Pole Adventure in Utah

December 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Gallery, Gear, Travel

We arrived to RAIN in Las Vegas and snow on the roads to Moab.   Even over a foot of snow and cold mornings did not stop us from enjoying the magic of the Utah National Parks.  Our first day included 2 short hikes in Arches  (Park Avenue & Delicate Arch), then we went to Canyonlands […]

Falling is BAD: Ice & Snow Safety Balance Tip

March 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Gear, Trail Tips, Uncommon Sense

A dear friend with Multiple Sclerosis  (who lives in MN) shared a WONDERFUL tip yesterday.   She keeps a set of YakTrax on a pair of shoes (in her case – slip on boots for ease of application) in her car so that when she arrives at a client’s home, she can safely walk in and […]

Yaktrax Sizing: Improve performance on snow and ice

January 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Gear

At the risk of being redundant, Yaktrax are fantastic for walking on snow and ice.  To answer your questions about sizing, here is the information on the Yaktrax package: Men:        Small  5-8.8,    Med  9-11,    Lg 11.5-13.5,    XL 14+ Women:  Small 6.5-10,  Med 10.5-12.5,  Lg 13 – 15,  XL  15.5+ However, I am size 9.5 and […]

Hiking Gear: Safety and comfort ON THE TRAIL

December 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Gear, Travel

What to take?  Having the right gear can make such a difference for both comfort and safety on the trail (OTT).  Hmmm, what goes in the pack? We wore our long gaiters on this trail – Neck Spring Loop, Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.  Even though it was not raining or […]

Winter weather safety: Improve traction on Snow & Ice

November 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Gear

When he first saw my lightweight Yaktrax, Bob laughed.  That is, until he was one of the few hikers not slipping and sliding on the icy rim of the Grand Canyon. As we hiked down the Canyon – which I would NOT have done without my Yaktrax, we felt stable and secure – kind of […]