Storm

All the storms have been tracking way up north, for reasons I cannot explain. Ullr must have gotten a better snow-offering up in Alaska than Utah or New Hampshire. But right now, we’re going to get something big. An entire week of snow. Look at the snow predictions. 3+8+4+5+3+3+5=31.... Read More ››

Forced Retirement?

Forced Retirement?

“You may not be able to climb anymore,” the doctor explained. Are you kidding me?! Just last week I fell in love with ice climbing. Now I was laying in a bed in the emergency room. Flash back a few hours earlier when I got a call from fellow... Read More ››

One Year In the World’s Worst Weather

One Year In the World’s Worst Weather

It’s hard to believe but it was exactly one year ago today that Eastern Mountain Sports became the Official Outfitter of the Mount Washington Observatory. As we expressed in the video below, given the 38-year relationship between MWOBS and our North Conway store and Climbing School, we anticipated that... Read More ››

An East Coaster’s Guide to Boulder, Colorado

An East Coaster’s Guide to Boulder, Colorado

Have you ever heard of Boulder, Colorado?  Well, if you haven’t it is the epicenter for rock climbing in the USA. Why?  I really don’t know other than the fact it just is. Colette and I have been living it up to a T for the past couple of... Read More ››

I got a gearache

Where the hell is the snow? It’s January, and as much as I love my bikes, I miss my skis. When I’m out running or riding the trails, I find myself daydreaming about moving through snowy woods in a different, more graceful way. Getting out for hours, pushing through... Read More ››

Gadget Guru Review: MOTOACTV

Part of the appeal to MOTOACTV is the convenience. The device enables the user to leave the iPod at home and save battery life on your phone. Having only 1 device that does everything, and does it well, is a blessing. We are not yet at the... Read More ››

The Journey of 62 Miles Begins with a New Year’s Day Hike

The Journey of 62 Miles Begins with a New Year’s Day Hike

“And so it begins…” mused my boyfriend Jerry, as we prepared to embark on a 10-mile, New Year’s Day hike on the C&O Canal towpath.  He had recently joined me (voluntarily, with no arm-twisting required) in the ambitious plan to hike 62.1 miles, from Georgetown to Harpers Ferry, during... Read More ››

Mitts for When the Mercury Drops

Mitts for When the Mercury Drops

When the skis, boots, poles and skins made an appearance in the living room for the third night in a row last week, I knew it was time to either get my husband a hamster wheel, or go visit the snowmakers on the mountain. Vermont holds the record for... Read More ››

Travels with Jacey… New Years resolutions

It’s 2012, where did the time go?? Here’s my list of 2012 resolutions… ok, they’re not resolutions so much as goals. 1. Hike, kayak, run/jog and ski more. I know, that’s a rather large list. I did all of those (except kayak – thought I did canoe and SUP) in... Read More ››

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