The La Sportiva Wildcat is a trail shoe that’s well tuned for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. The Wildcat combines a sticky and versatile outsole with a well cushioned midsole for a solid base that will handle a wide variety of trail conditions. The breathable nylon mesh upper offers good protection without inhibiting breathability too much.
Alabama Hills is a recreation area made up of scenic rocks and hills located in the Owen’s Valley. Sitting on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Alabama Hills has some of the most impressive low-elevation views a visitor can hope to see of Mt. Whitney and it’s surrounding peaks. In this post I’ll include instructions for this hike and information on camping at Alabama Hills, along with maps and photos.
Christmas is only a few weeks away, and I’m sure some of you are still looking for gifts to buy for your loved ones. If you’re coming up short on ideas for the adventurers and explorers in your life, I’ve put together a list of 30 items they’re sure to enjoy. I’ve divided the list up into big ticket items at $100 or more, mid-range items from $25-$100, and stocking stuffers under $25. Happy holidays, everyone!
The Nike Wildhorse 3 has been my favorite trail shoe this year by a long shot. I purchased my first pair in September of 2015, and am now on my fourth pair. I put over 400 hiking miles on pair number one, and have logged over 100 trail running miles on pair number two. Here is my long term wear report.
The explosion in popularity of trail running has really benefited us lightweight hikers, as most of the gear used by trail runners can also be used by hikers and backpackers looking to lighten their load. Here are 10 exciting lightweight trail shoes that you’ll be able to find in the second half of 2016!