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Last weekend the family and I headed back to Mount Livermore to see if we couldn’t make it to the summit this time. If you have been following the blog then you know our last attempt was plagued by thunderstorms. This weekend was the exact opposite. Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day and my family took advantage of yet another open weekend at The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountain Preserve. Madera Canyon Road below the pipe gate.Once again we drove

We recently bought the Deuter Kid Comfort II backpack child carrier. We bought this pack to carry our 6 month old daughter on our frequent hikes. The Kid Comfort two has brought our family closer together and our daughter seems to love riding in it. Anytime we put her in the pack she smiles real big and begins to kick her feet in excitement. She is constantly looking in every direction on our hikes and has not fussed or become upset. (UPDATE:

This last Friday I wore the Active Agion test shirt as a base layer during a day hike at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. I climbed to the three highest points in the park, summiting the highest point twice. Up and down four different times with a sum total elevation gain of approximately 1500 to 2000 feet. You can read the full report of my Enchanted Rock hike. By the end of the day I was worn out and had

I received my Active Agion Anti-Stink shirt today. Read my previous post to find out more about what Active Agion Anti-Stink is all about. It seems like a nice shirt, well made, a little thin, but breathable.There is a large seem that runs down the middle of the shirt. I assume to divide the anti-stink treated side from the stinky side. The shirt came with a card that labeled the different treated sides. Only problem is which way am I

I road my bike to work today after about a three week stretch of conflicts that prevented riding. The morning was cool and crisp and it felt good to get back out and ride. Today I became frustrated, however, with my lack of quality equipment. Mainly the Outdoor Products Vortex pack I use to carry a change of clothes, water bladder, keys and other stuff. I picked up this pack at Wal-mart for a lousy $20. At the time it