The best way to help the East recover from Irene? Play harder.

Forgive the trite headline. While it’s true that cleanup efforts are ongoing and volunteer opportunities abound, the rebuilding effort is underway by professionals who know what they’re doing.  In the weeks ahead, the best thing any of us can do to support communities impacted by Hurricane Irene is to... Read More ››

Nor’easter Music Spotlight: Apollo Run

Nor’easter Music Spotlight: Apollo Run

The final day of music on the Nor’easter main stage is loaded with hidden gems and Apollo Run could possibly shine the brightest. If you haven’t heard of them yet you’re probably not alone. But they’re one of those bands that when you do finally hear them, you’re hooked.... Read More ››

Nor’easter Music Spotlight: Okkervil River

Nor’easter Music Spotlight: Okkervil River

The 2011 Nor’easter is going out with a bang when Okkervil River closes out the festival on Sunday, Sept. 25th. Singer songer writer Will Sheff brings his wall of indie rock sound to Burlington’s Waterfront Park to put the exclamation point on our three-day end of summer celebration. “Okkervil... Read More ››

9/13 is Cleanup Day: Store Hours and Information

9/13 is Cleanup Day: Store Hours and Information

On Tuesday, September 13 – ALL Eastern Mountain Sports stores will delay opening until 2PM. Here’s why: It’s a tradition that began on September 18, 2007 when our CEO Will Manzer decided that instead of throwing a party, we would celebrate our 40th anniversary with conservation and service projects... Read More ››

Partner Profile: The Conservation Alliance

At Eastern Mountain Sports, we have a LOT of reasons to be passionate about conservation. First and foremost, we love the outdoors every bit as much as our customers do. We have the same peaks on our tick lists. We mountain bike the same trails, paddle the same waters... Read More ››

Trip Report – North Uncanoonuc Mountain!

Trip Report – North Uncanoonuc Mountain!

I drive west on Route 101 every day, heading to Manchester to join in the rat race that we call work. On this morning ride, a couple small mountains that look like mirror images of each other (with the exception of multiple radio towers planted on the southern peak),... Read More ››

Grassroots vs Hurricane Irene

Grassroots vs Hurricane Irene

The day after Hurricane Irene dissipated over Canada, the morning news shows were teeming with frustrated people who felt the weather forecasters overstated the potential impact of the storm. While the vast majority of the east coast brushed off Irene, folks in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and New... Read More ››

Leave No Trace Principle 3: Leave It As You Found It

Leave No Trace Principle 3: Leave It As You Found It

One of the greatest pleasures of hiking is experiencing a beautiful grove of trees or a patch of wildflowers. Last year, I saw this flower right at the edge of the trail while hiking. It was late spring and most of the wild flowers were past budding. I was... Read More ››

Nor’easter Music Spotlight: Red Hot Juba

Next time you visit your local music shop, see if they have a section for the genre “Cosmic Americana”. That might be where you’ll find Red Hot Juba. What exactly is Cosmic Americana?… “As it turns out, cosmic Americana has absolutely nothing to do with space cowboys. Nothing against... Read More ››

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