Jim51111

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Reviewer of the Month: October 2014 , February 2019

2,879 reviewer rep
93 forum posts
joined Mar 12, 2009

I am a: male 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 (35)

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 Men's 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 Men's Transition Hoody 3/07/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Petzl Reactik + 2/26/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Limmer Men's Standard 6/30/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Columbia Men's 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 Men's Acrux FL 3/06/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom Hooded Jacket 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 Men's 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 Men's 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 Nylon STS Skins 3/14/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove 6/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's 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

Trip Reports

Pemigewasset Wilderness Loop - New Hampshire December 5, 2013

Forum Posts

"I just like to be outside"—Jim, Reviewer of the Month February 12, 2019
Meet Kelly: Mountain Biker, Backcountry Skier, Reviewer of the Month, and "Trailspace Junkie for Life" April 12, 2017
Clothing/gear for the taller hiker January 16, 2017
Leather Boots for Old Feet? What brand do you old timers like? In-House production only please! October 26, 2016
Morning excursion May 16, 2016
Late June NH, VT etc April 23, 2016
Trailspace does Guyot in the snow April 18, 2016
Backcountry Skis, Shells, Boots at Outdoor Retailer January 8, 2016
Northwest Connecticut November 26, 2015
Jurek seems to have angered Pamola July 16, 2015
TS on the Bonds June 19, 2015
Finally, a longer day hike April 30, 2015
New Hampshire Hike Safe Cards February 25, 2015
Winter hiking boots! December 3, 2014
How can I help a scared climber? November 13, 2014
Navigation Hypothetical - Map or Compass? October 19, 2014
Meet Jim, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month October 14, 2014
Our Great Northeastern Adventure: The White Mountains - Crawford Notch State Park and Franconia Notch State Park July 11, 2014
Pemigewasset July 2014: Lincoln Woods – Galehead – Zealand Loop July 16, 2014
Hikes near Salt Lake City May 14, 2014