Most Valuable Gear: AKU Tribute II GTX

A technical hiking boot with classic style!

These days, hiking boots and shoes are surprisingly technical. Colorful space aged, ultralight mesh uppers, speed lacing systems, and shock absorbing midsoles have replaced the classic full-leather boots of old. Low hikers, ultralight boots and trail runners have become the norm on hiking trails and mountain summits. While technology has made hiking boots and shoes more efficient, lighter and improved breathability, the aesthetics … Read more >>

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Published:January 20, 2015 View Post

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Gear Guide: Trekking Poles

Stay Stable on Rough Terrain!

Why Use Trekking Poles?:

Anyone who has tried using a pair of trekking poles during a hike knows that they make travelling over rough or variable terrain easier and more efficient. Trekking poles provide additional stability, which relieves some of the force and strain on the ankles and knees. On wet, icy or muddy ground, trekking poles provide a sense of security that allows … Read more >>

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Published:January 5, 2015 View Post

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Trip Report: A Weekend In Baxter State Park

Katahdin

 

This is a trip report from Baxter State Park, a beautiful wilderness littered with lakes and mountains. Home of Mount Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many Appalachian Trail thru-hikers hike south to north, finishing in Baxter State Park, because the earlier spring down south allows you to begin a thru hike while there is still snow on the mountains … Read more >>

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Published:October 30, 2012 View Post

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Save Bolton Backcountry!

Help save the Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry land from private sale. The Vermont Land Trust is working tirelessly to raise sufficient funds to buy this land, keeping it open for public use.

This Thursday, October 4th, there will be an art sale from 6-8pm at the West Branch Gallery in Stowe. The art for sale is inspired by the Bolton Backcountry property and proceeds will be give to Vermont … Read more >>

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Trip Report: Acadia National Park

 A couple weeks ago Sam, a floor manager here at Outdoor Gear Exchange, took a short trip to Acadia National Park on Maine’s coastline. While there with his partner, Emily, they climbed, camped, hiked, fished, and biked. Talk about making the most of your vacation! 

Sam and Emily got off to a leisurely start with a morning of fishing. They met up with a former Outdoor Gear Exchange employee, Alison, … Read more >>

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Published:September 13, 2012 View Post

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Hiking & Camping In The Adirondacks

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A Night In The Dacks

By far, the best thing about living in Burlington, VT is the accessibility to the outdoors. To our west we have Lake Champlain with Adirondacks as a backdrop, to our east we have the Green Mountains. A couple weekends back, I did an overnight hike in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks with a fellow employee, Dave. We brought along our significant … Read more >>

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Published:September 7, 2012 View Post

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