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Jim51111

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Reviewer of the Month: October 2014 , February 2019

3,036 reviewer rep
95 forum posts
joined Mar 12, 2009

I am a: mountain biker
Location: New Hampshire
Occupation: Educational Research

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Trail running
Backcountry skiing
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Fishing

Growing up in rural Connecticut allowed me the opportunity to spend time outdoors all throughout childhood. I was able to hike, camp, mountain bike, and ski (downhill and cross country) all within my town. The passion for the outdoors that I developed growing up helped influence where I settled at different stages of life. I selected my college based on access to hiking and skiing and when I chose to move to Washington, D.C. I made sure I knew the best areas for mountain biking within a short drive. My final move, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, was purely based on access to the woods. 

During our time in Northern New Hampshire my wife and I (and our dogs Roland and Casper) spend all of our free time hiking and backpacking in the spring, summer, and fall, and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Since moving to the White Mountains I have started Alpine Touring which has provided for skiing experiences I never before imagined.

In the Spring of 2018 I helped found Bethlehem Trails Association. A non-profit dedicated to human powered activities in our town. 

Gear Reviews (36)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques For Tenkara And Rod & Reel 8/14/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl 3/05/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders 12/27/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody 11/26/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket 3/24/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Tecnica Forge GTX 3/10/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On 4/01/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Transition Hoody 3/07/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Petzl Reactik + 2/26/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Limmer Standard 6/30/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket 5/28/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Giro Contact 4/18/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Giro Range MIPS 3/29/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Kelty Capture 25 7/12/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats 5/29/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Arc'teryx Acrux FL 3/06/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hoody 2/22/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Cotopaxi Inca 26 9/23/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Berghaus Expedition Light 80 9/07/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P 8/03/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask 5/05/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Vapur Vintage Wine Carrier 5/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport 5/05/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 La Sportiva Halo Pant 5/02/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond Convert Ski 3/19/2014
user rating: 2 of 5 myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger 3/10/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts 8/27/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack 5/06/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Leatherman Juice S2 3/17/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond Ascension STS Climbing Skins 3/14/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove 6/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Down Sweater 5/07/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 EMS Escape 2 3/04/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Pinnacle Jacket 3/02/2010
user rating: 2 of 5 REI Liberty Ridge Expedition Gaiters 1/08/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Stratos 18 1/08/2010

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