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Posts By Matt K.

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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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St. Croix Avid Fly Rod Review

By  •  Fly Fish

I’ve fished this rod on small streams all over the American River watershed in the Sierras, in Utah and on the Gibbon and numerous creeks in Yellowstone Valley. It’s never let me down. The rod loads easily and can shoot line 20-30 feet without a problem.
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North Face Long Haul 22 and 26-Inch Rolling Duffels Review

By  •  Travel

The North Face is definitely a good looking bag. It has backpack-like styling that sets it apart from most boring, traditional rollaboards. Because it’s narrow, it looks much taller than other bags in the category.
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Sunol Wilderness Review
10 years ago

Sunol Wilderness Review

By  •  Destinations, Hike

The Sunol Wilderness is right in our own backyard. Situated between San Jose and Pleasanton, California, it can be reached right off Highway 680 at the base of the Sunol Grade.
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Mountain Hardwear Ascent MCZ Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel, Hike

What combines the best features of a Marmot Oracle jacket and a Pillow Pet? The Mountain Hardwear MCZ, that’s what. Out of the box, this jacket looks like your traditional hardshell. On closer inspection, it’s not.
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