Seven Tips to Prepare for Overnight Backpacking Trips

Seven Tips to Prepare for Overnight Backpacking Trips

For me, spring means planning and finalizing trips I’ve had brewing in my head all winter. It’s a chance to dust off backpacking gear, dig out summer clothes and get excited about spending time outside in beautiful weather! I’ve got some exciting overnight trips on my list for the... Read More ››

RGGI – A critical message for NH residents

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the need for federal and state governments alike to cut spending. While this is an undeniably true fact, there are a number of proposed cuts that could end up costing citizens even more money in the long run–chief among them (in... Read More ››

Deep thoughts on cycling and some advice for 5 Boro Bike Tour riders

Along with 33,000 or so other people, I’m in the final stages of getting ready to ride the 40-mile 5 Boro Bike Tour in New York City this weekend. If you are unfamiliar with this event, check it out: http://www.bikenewyork.org/rides/fbbt/index.html. As I doublechecked my saddle bag in preparation for the... Read More ››

It wasn’t meant to be

American mountaineering great Ed Viesturs once said, “Getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory.” This is some of the best advice anyone could give when it comes to any hike. The mountain will be there another day. That being said this report unfortunately isn’t about our... Read More ››

Seven Sisters Trail Race 2011: Planning My Revenge

The Seven Sisters Trail Race is the hardest physical challenge that I have ever faced but there is nothing quite like it so it is one of my favorite events. Completing it creates a feeling of happiness that rivals Christmas, winning the lottery or any other joyous day. Last... Read More ››

The good stuff

The good stuff. It’s out there if you know where to look. For me, at least at work, the good stuff is all about talent. And when you find it where it’s least expected… well, it’s just like in the movies. You hear background music and see some fx... Read More ››

Employee Spotlight: At 61, Rick Lesser runs the Boston Marathon in 3:50

Eastern Mountain Sports Store Planning Manager, Rick Lesser completed the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon but the journey began in 2009. “I was coming up on my 60th birthday,” Rick explained “and I figured I should probably run one more marathon before it’s too late. No stranger to 5K and... Read More ››

The Conservation Alliance: The heart of the outdoor industry

It all started at the San Francisco International Airport. Employees from Kelty, REI, Patagonia and The North Face were waiting for a flight when the topic of conversations shifted from the nature of each other’s business to nature itself and the need for all outdoor businesses to give something... Read More ››

Spring Skiing: Eat Your Leftovers!

There are some folks who suffer through winter counting the days until they can sip their double mocha iced lattes on an outdoor patio on Newbury Street. If you’re one of those folks then you can stop reading now: this article isn’t for you. For those of us who... Read More ››

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