Tag: hiking gear

Gear Review: Women’s Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Running

Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Running

Needless to say, well-fitting shoes are essential for hiking. I personally like hiking shoes over hiking boots because I like my ankles free and usually they are lighter. So on most hikes, I wear hiking shoes or trail running shoes. I’ve had my Women’s Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Running shoes for over a year and

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#TrailTip Tuesday: Do You Need Trekking Poles?

Hiking With Dog

Trekking poles are not just for old people, women, or people with weak knees. There are many benefits to using trekking poles when you hike. These are some of the advantages I personally enjoy. 1. Total body workout Your lower body has to carry your weight plus the weight of the backpack. Why not put

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Gear Review: Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles – Women’s

Women's Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles Review

My old women’s Leki poles had a twist lock that didn’t work consistently especially in the cold weather. On winter mornings, I used to find myself wrestling with the lock mechanism at the trailhead. It wouldn’t lock and the poles would just keep spinning. After a while, I’d just give up and hike without it

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#TrailTip Tuesday: Overheating

Hiking With Dog

It might be still snowing in Minnesota in April but here in Southern California, it’s already getting too warm for hiking with dogs when the sun is at the highest. I am already carrying Xena’s cooling vest, Swamp Cooler, in my backpack. Another item I carry during warmer months is a light cotton bandana. A

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Gear Review: Keen Women’s Terradora Pulse Mid WP

Recently we visited San Francisco, so I decided to check out one of the trails recommended by our guest blog, Top 5 Dog-Friendly Spring/Summer Hikes in the Bay Area by Hikes Dogs Love. Right before the trip, I had to say farewell to my beloved Salomon Ellipse GTX Hiking Shoes. After two years of weekly hikes,

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Dog Gear Review: Dog Booties

Often I get questions about Xena’s boots. So here are some fun facts for you. Xena thinks her boots give her invincible power It’s normal for dogs to act as if someone stole their paw right after the boot is on Wearing socks before boots has been working great. No blisters to this date Zoomies

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