Author: Minna

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And the sky was blue

It’s not easy to be a meteorologist. I normally check several different forecasts and try to figure out who is right, and today I’m finally convinced that when we have high pressure with clear...

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Bare feet (pt 4/4)

High-cut vs low-cut hiking boots These days it is somehow considered a standard that if you go hiking, you must have hiking boots with rigid ankle support. That’s what I always thought, as well....

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Bare feet (pt 3/4)

Striking the ground We can’t talk about barefoot vs cushioned shoes without talking about how your foot contacts the ground. This is a hot topic among runners, and the options are heel strike, midfoot...

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Bare feet (pt 2/4)

Barefoot vs cushioned vs stiff soles I read an article about sisters who hiked the Appalachian Trail barefoot. That’s hardcore! I have absolutely no intentions of going with bare feet (my HSP has a...

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Bare feet (pt 1/4)

Or, How To Choose The Best Hiking Footwear For You Earlier this year I wanted to start with trail running, but a (mild) knee injury put a stop to those plans and made me...

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Snowshoe workout

I got my new snowshoes yesterday! MSR Evo Tour 22, which is a completely different model compared to my old TSL 217’s. I wanted a different shape of snowshoe because I’ve had some issues...