Review: Quantum Energy Squares

Review: Quantum Energy Squares

Quantum Energy Squares are a new energy bar containing as much protein as a whole egg and as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. These bars are gluten free, vegan, soy free, dairy free, non-gmo, and contain no artificial flavors or colors.

Review: Run Gum Caffeinated Energy Gum

Run Gum is a caffeinated energy gum company that was founded by Olympian, Nick Symmonds and his coach, Sam Lapray. I have used Run Gum for hiking, trail running, and gym workouts, and will detail my experience in this review.

Osprey Exos 48 and 58 Longer Term Gear Review

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 48 and 58 Pack Review

I’ve used the Exos 48 on countless backpacking trips and day hikes over the past few years, and have started to use the Exos 58 a little more now that I have to pack for my infant son as well. In this post you will find my review of these packs based on 3 years of intensive experience.

My Comprehensive John Muir Trail Gear List

My Comprehensive John Muir Trail Gear List

In this guide you will find a full list of every gear item I brought with me on the JMT, along with their weight (oz) and and my personal rating. I’ll break down each gear category and give insight on items that worked well, gear that didn’t work well, and the reasons why. The categories include: Backpack and Poles, Shelter and Sleep, Electronics, Clothing, Bear Canister Water and Cooking, and Miscellaneous.

Salkantay Trek Day 1

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Day 1

The Salkantay Trek begins south of Machu Picchu in the town of Soraypampa at 12,800ft. Hikers cross over the 15,177ft Salkantay Pass on day one, and then continue for 40 miles of mostly downhill trails on their way to Machu Picchu. In this guide, I’ll provide all of the information a traveler will need to enjoy a hike of the Salkantay Trek with a final day at Machu Picchu.