Author: Raina

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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...

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Wisconsin: Timms Hill (1,951 feet)

Date:  August 23, 2016 (Raina) September 1, 2016 (Jill) Distance: 0.4 miles Elevation: 1,951 feet Vertical gain: 130 feet Bathrooms: toilet structure near the trailhead (I didn’t use it); flushing toilets at Hill of Beans...