Author: Raina

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Nevada: Boundary Peak (13,140 feet)

Date:  Attempt #1 September 21, 2017 Distance: 7.4 miles round trip via Queens Canyon Trail Elevation: 13,140 feet Vertical gain: 4,400 feet Bathrooms: none One of the very first notes I made in my highpointing spreadsheet years ago...

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REVIEW: Haeleum – GLEAM Shirt

Haeleum Gleam shirt is comfortable, stylish, and high performance. Haeleum Gleam Rhodonite Red withstands the rigors of both indoor and outdoor exercise.  After several hours in the gym, my face and hair will be dripping, but...

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Utah: Kings Peak (13,528 feet)

Date: August 18-20, 2017 Elevation: 13,528 feet Distance: ~29 miles Gain: 5,350 feet Bathrooms: Vault toilets in the parking lot and overflow lot near the trailhead.  After that, bring a shovel! Day 1 (10 miles;...

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Oregon: Mt. Hood (11,240 feet)

Date:  June 23, 2013; June 28, 2017 Distance: 8 miles round trip from Timberline Lodge (about 6 with snow cat use?) Elevation: 11,240 feet Vertical gain: 5,300 feet Bathrooms: Flushing toilet at the climber’s...

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REVIEW: Fenix HL60R Rechargeable Headlamp

A Must for Outdoor Needs Indestructible, solid, hearty, and just plain awesome are descriptions that come to mind after testing the Fenix HL60R Rechargeable Headlamp.  This premium headlamp was perfect for an alpine start...

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REVIEW: Rovor BuddyBlinder Headlamp

In need of a quality headlamp at a great price? Rovor’s Martel BuddyBlinder 4 Mode LED Headlamp Flashlight has all the trimmings.   I began wearing this headlamp camping in a torrential downpour in...

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REVIEW: Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern

Considering a new camping lantern?  The Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern has everything a camper could possibly want. I started testing by comparing the Fenix CL30R with my normal lantern, a well-known brand.  The CL30R...