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Gear Tips: How to Protect your Down Jackets

Posted by Gabby Tinner on

Gear Tips: How to Protect your Down Jackets

Ever wonder why you can put on a down jacket on a cold morning and after warming up can still wear the jacket without over heating? Down is nature's best insulation. It naturally lofts more when it is cold and naturally shrinks when it is warmer. For most buying a down jacket is an investment that you hope lasts throughout the winters ahead.To ensure that happens, we have collected some tips on keeping how to keep your down protected and you warm.  Wash your Down Jackets Down jackets can, and should be, washed. No matter what activity you are doing...

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5 tips for Winter hiking for beginners

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5 tips for Winter hiking for beginners

As we gear up for our winter explorations, we gathered some helpful tips to share some for those who are just starting to fall in love with snow.  Watch weather patterns. Just like the mountain weather can change during the summer, it can in the winter too! You want to be mindful of when you will be headed out on your journey and the weather patterns that occur during those hours. It is important to know if equipment such as, mirco-spikes, crampons, snow shoes, an axe, trekking poles, or a combination are needed for the terrain you will crossing.   ...

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My Trail Fan's Favorite Fall Hikes!

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My Trail Fan's Favorite Fall Hikes!

For many of us, no matter where you are in the country, Fall welcomes cooler temperatures and trees that look as if they were painted by Mother Nature herself.  In honor of the trees changing, we have complied photos from are friends, fans, and followers to share trails to hit while the leaves are changing! If you would like more information on the pictures or trails you see below, please connect with me at gtinner@mytrailco.com.  Pleasant Pond Mountain- ME Photo taken by Fred Buckley just north of Caratunk  Middle Branch Trail- MD Photo by Steve Smith on the Gwynns Falls...

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Gear Tips: Repairing Fabrics

Posted by Kale Klontz on

Unfortunately, rips and tears are often not covered under warranties and are going to happen over time, especially with ultra-light fabrics. So the My Trail team put together a few examples of ways to help you repair your gear at home! Hole caused by Crampon in pant leg: (outside of the garment)  (inside of the garment)  To fix at home you will need:  - Tenacious tape - Seam Glue  Step One- Tape inside with Tenacious tape (make sure to align torn edges on the outside before pressing into tape)  Step Two- Glue and seal the outside with Seam Grip Step...

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Tips for Hiking with Kids

Posted by Gabby Tinner on

Tips for Hiking with Kids

We believe that hiking with children doesn't have to be a chore. We want to you to be able to get out the same way you did before! Employees of My Trail have hiked with children ranging from 6 months to 12 years old and here is what we have discovered! 1. Let the kids help plan!  If the kids are apart of the planning they are more likely to enjoy it. Often, when hiking with kids we look for the flattest or shortest distance trails, but if you engage your kiddos in the discussion you may find that they...

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