Ecuador: Mountain Biking Bonanza

Cliff Krolick is a New Englander, and usually treats himself to a break from winter each year by heading south. This winter may have been mild, but it was still too long – so he took some friends down to Quito, Ecuador for a biking adventure.

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Mount Washington: The Coldest Peak On The Coldest Week

According to the Mt. Washington Weather Archive, during the recent weeklong freeze, January 17th was going to be the best day to make a summit attempt. The daytime air temps were above freezing and the wind wasn’t expected to be too much to handle. As it turned out, in the 24-hour period of the 17th, the avg wind speed was 94 mph with a maximum gust of 145 mph. Glide’s resident outdoor enthusiast took that forecast as a personal invite to climb the world’s windiest spot.

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Winter Hiking

When the first snow hits the ground many people put away the hiking gear for a number of reasons

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Fall Hiking: Expect The Unexpected

A rapid fall in temperature, accompanied with sleet and a relentless climb made for a somewhat unsettling scenario, and we quickly found ourselves in the belly of an unforeseen weather front. After another mile of frigidly trekking on, we received some much needed encouragement in the form of smoke coming from a campfire settling over the relaxing terrain, and then briefly, the sleet stopped…or so it seemed.

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Hot Hikes: Essential Summer Gear

The summer hiking season offers less gear requirements than the cold, winter months. And though you may need some of those same products you used this past winter, warm weather equipment can differ greatly in form. To help you hit the summer trail, we’ve compiled a list of common issues you may confront this season and products specifically designed to address them.

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Mount Marcy: Adirondack State Park, New York

Standing a lofty 5,344 feet above sea level, Mt. Marcy in the northern Adirondacks is the highest peak in the state of New York. Resting wondrously like a pyramid, Marcy holds a bit of mysticism, wonder and challenge in scaling the top of this peak. But by no means is hiking to the top of Marcy a quick walk in the woods.

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High Mountain Park Preserve: Wayne, NJ

High Mountain Park Preserve sits in Wayne, NJ, on 1154 acres of protected land established by The Nature Conservancy in 1993. This hike is really close to Manhattan, maybe 35 minutes drive over the GW Bridge in the Preakness Range of the Watchung Mountains.

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