Notes From The Trail

As the sun starts to set earlier, the leaves start to change colors and paint the landscape with vibrant fiery hues. It’s got us recounting all of the sublime memories made during this past summer. It’s not all rain and clouds, though. This turn of the season is ripe with opportunities to watch blazing autumn colors dominate foliage and landscape, especially in your favorite national parks and forests. The following five national parks are just a handful of ones for you to get your fix of fall colors:
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This is my tale of hiking in the 100-Mile Wilderness and up (and then down, because, well, once at the summit, you have to go somewhere!) Katahdin.


I have been section hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) in small bites since 2010. I was a latecomer to the hiking party. I am a 23-year retired Air Force pilot who then flew for an airline, so big chunks of time were hard to come by. Even though I grew up in Virginia, I had zero knowledge of the AT until my son started skipping class to go hiking while he was at VA Tech in his senior year, 2006. Being the straight-A student he was, my wife and I didn't yell at him and I thought, "How cool." So the seed was planted in my brain, but as I was just starting my airline career, the time wasn't right.

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Whether you’re backpacking or camping, getting your clothes wet can be a serious buzzkill. Sometimes, you’re voluntarily splashing into a nice cool lake or river on a sweltering summer day. In this case, it’s not such a big deal because the weather is nice and you’ll likely dry off in an hour or so! However, the climate isn’t always so forgiving. Your weekend camping trip may turn south real quick if some unexpected showers show up and dampen you and your clothes. In the odds of inescapable weather, how do we return soggy, damp clothes back to a wearable state? 
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With the sun shining bright, everybody is back on the trails. We take pride in the fact that our shirts make taking on your favorite trails in spring and summer heat a little easier with their lightweight feel and moisture-wicking capabilities, all while being eco-friendly. You’ll stay cool and dry on the trail for hours, but that’s not the only thing you have to worry about when you want to just keep trucking. 


Everybody knows the anguish of a good blister, and they can be serious buzzkills. That said, there are some remedies and methods you can practice to mitigate the effects of these annoying sores. We’ll tell you a few of them today so you can barrel on up the mountain comfortably and pain-free!

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