Outdoor Trail and Product Reviews


Beating the Heat

It’s getting hot out and there are plenty of great tips and tricks to share on how to keep your cool that you may have never heard of! Check out what we have to share:


Connecticut Animal Tracks

Whether you’ve been hiking or just sitting in your own backyard, you have most likely come across markings left behind by wildlife. Some animal tracks are blatantly obvious while others are not so much....

Ten Essentials

Ten Essential Systems for Camping and Hiking

You may not realize that you need to have these things with you while you’re hiking until something happens… Be sure to carry The Mountaineer’s newest list of essential systems on your next outdoor...

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Acadia National Park: Flying Mountain

Come on, let’s do another hike! Yes, I was in all likelihood delirious. I had been awake since 2:00AM, hiked Cadillac Mountain, toured the Park Loop Road, and was now trying to convince Jayne...

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Denali Trumbull Clinic Series

Intro to Backpacking July 12 6:30-8:00PM Leaving roads and campgrounds behind can be a wonderful but daunting experience at first. Let us help you plan your trip and answer questions. You can still have...


Employee Spotlight: Haley Bell

Name: Haley Bell Location: Marketing Hometown: Andover, Minnesota If you could get yourself anything, what would you get and why? A house boat… That way I’d be a captain and not just a homeowner....