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Posts By Matt K.

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Angler Buff Review

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Fly Fish

For years, I’ve been carrying a bandana (or tying one around my neck) when skiing. Never know when you’re going to need one to clean your sunglasses or goggles. I never bothered to do anything similar in the summer time until this year when I picked up a Buff at one of my local fly shops
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GSI Stemless Wineglass Review

By  •  Camp, Hike

The GSI glasses are pretty much indestructible made out of a plastic that’s BPA free. They’ve gotten a workout on several camping trips so far this season. They’re nice, but could be larger and have a more traditional shape.
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Cloudveil Koven Plus Jacket Review
10 years ago

Cloudveil Koven Plus Jacket Review

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Hike

Out of the box, the Cloudveil Koven Plus definitely is a class act. I buy that it’s great for alpine use and backcountry camping but its so lightweight that it makes me question its real suitability for hardcore skiing and snowboarding.
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Jake Schneider Meadow Review
10 years ago

Jake Schneider Meadow Review

By  •  Destinations, Hike

The Jake Schneider Meadow is a wonderfully beautiful high country spot that’s easily accessible from the Silver Fork camp ground. The trail head sits about half a mile from the campground and parallels the Silver Fork of the American River.
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REI Traverse 30 Daypack Review

By  •  Skiing, Camp, Travel

Out of the box, the Traverse 30 presents solid, somewhat minimalist construction. It’s a low profile design that I like quite a bit. Oh, and it comes in one of my favorite color combinations, dark gray and yellow-orange.

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Sibley Volcanic Preserve Review
10 years ago

Sibley Volcanic Preserve Review

By  •  Destinations, Hike

Another right-in-our-backyard hike for kids, the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is in the Oakland Hills just off Highway 24. The scenery is a combination of coastal mountain with dense Eucalyptus forest and open, sundrenched East Bay Hills.
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