Gear Review: Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Shoe

Today I’m reviewing the Horizon BPF, the newest trail shoe from Under Armour. The BPF is a sub 12oz shoe with a 7mm drop that has a much more comfortable fit than its cage looking upper would suggest. ‘BPF’ stands for Bullet Proof Feather, which seems like a very fitting name after putting this shoe … Read more

consider doing the JMT Northbound

Only 2% of applicants get permits for the John Muir Trail, one of our top 10 hikes in the world, southbound. Odds are better in the other (more difficult) direction. This superb trip report is recommended for your planning. Brown Gal Trekker: I completed my solo thru hike of JMT’s entire length of 210 miles plus … Read more

10 Best Winter Hiking Boots of 2018-2019

Winter hiking boots have evolved tremendously over the past 10 years and are now lighter weight and more comfortable than ever before. Gone are the days when you needed to choose between military surplus boots, plastic mountaineering boots, or heavy pac boots to keep your feet warm. Today’s winter boots are waterproof, breathable, and insulated … Read more

The Hollywood Sign is Getting a New Trail

It looks like the Hollywood Sign is on track to get a brand new trail to a viewpoint — one that avoids the nearby residential neighborhoods and has potential for good transit connectivity for solid front-facing Sign views for all your selfie needs. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors just approved $250,000 in funding from … Read more

Hiking Castle Rock Trail – Big Bear, CA

Castle Rock Trail is a popular 2-mile out-and-back hike located in Big Bear, California. This short trail gains 610 ft and provides hikers with a bird’s eye view of Big Bear Lake. The path up to Castle Rock is steep, rocky, and technical towards the end, so make sure to come prepared and wear proper … Read more

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