With the arrival of cooler temperatures in Salt Lake City in recent weeks, combined with August dustings of snow throughout the Rockies, it’s been a challenge for those who enjoy the pleasures of snow to ignore thoughts of the approaching winter. And yet, after a very early Continue reading ‘Snow in August’
Monthly Archive for August, 2010
Far on the ‘other’ side of the Wasatch Range, the Park City Mountain Resort, as well as Deer Valley to which it adjoins, offer a large number of high quality mountain bike trails of varying difficulty levels. The Mid-mountain trail offers a nice link-up between the two resorts, and is a great, moderate out-and-back ride. There are easier ways to Continue reading ‘Mountain Biking at Park City Mountain Resort’
Despite a busy week I managed to get out for a few mountain bike trail rides with David, who was in SLC, down from Jackson Hole for a few days. We rode the Wasatch Crest Trail to Desolation Lake, and followed that up with a jaunt up, around, and then down the Bobsled Trail. As David had never Continue reading ‘Riding Desolation Lake and Bobsled’
I learned several things about the textile industry at the Outdoor Retailer show earlier this month. The most stunning revelation was that the utilization of bamboo in the creation of fabrics necessitates using Continue reading ‘Bamboo as a Fabric Isn’t Green’
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Fits Sock Company, you deserve to be introduced. As a division of the Crescent Sock Company, Fits Sock Co. brings well over a hundred years of hosiery experience to their merino wool sock line. That the company still maintains its manufacturing in America, when a lot of American label textile production is being sent overseas, adds a bit of homeland feel to the family-owned company based out of Tennessee.
Fits Sock Company claims to apply what they’ve learned in those hundred years to make the world’s best-fitting socks. That is a bold claim in a world where one-upmanship rules the day, and competition in every industry is now both global, and fierce. Still, every product line under the sun has to have a top dog, and I was curious if the Fits Sock Co. Continue reading ‘Fits Sock Company Creates Socks for Active Feet’
Finally, a real solution to a real hydration problem has emerged, courtesy of Travis Rosbach and Cindy Morse at Hydro Flask, a young company out of Bend, Oregon. Between them, they’ve designed a double walled, 18/8 food grade stainless steel hydration bottle with an insulating vacuum seal between the two walls. For details of the problem Continue reading ‘Hydro Flask Solves a Serious Hydration Issue via Insulation’