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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Ranger Vest

Hurtta Ranger Vest

This fall we received the new Ranger Vest from our friends at Hurtta America so we can put it to the test. This light high-visibility vest is designed for outdoor activities and hunting even in the dark. This time of the year, hunting is allowed in the Angeles National Forest. The gunshots from hunting rifles

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Review: SunGod Polarized Sunglasses

SunGod Polarized Sunglasses

Sunglasses are essential for outdoor activities. Especially if you spend an extended period of time outdoors, you must protect your eyes. I’ve had my current pair of polarized Ray-Ban aviators for a few years now. I love its lightweight and the polarized lens but the frame is fragile and I tend to drop them at

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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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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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Whatever Wednesday: Book Review

Do you live near Salt Lake City or traveling to SLC and looking for some trails to hit? You may want to get a copy of the new trail guidebook, Salt Lake City’s Best 52 Hikes by Alicia Baker at the Girl on a Hike blog. When Alicia asked me if I’d be interested in writing a review

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Extreme Warmer

According to the weather forecast, the temperature was going to be in the 30s at night. Xena gets cold and shivers when the temperature dips into the 40s so I was glad when our friends at Hurtta North America sent over an Extreme Warmer coat for us to test just before our 10-day road trip. Product Specs

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Dog Gear Review: Waterproof Dog Collars

Does your dog love water? Warm weather is approaching. That means water activities will be surely part of your adventures. River, lake, stream, beach or even some pool time! 💦 So many options! Xena’s not quite a water dog yet but loves to, I mean L-O-V-E, to roll in things outside. My favorite collar for Xena has white fabric with black

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