Jim51111

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Reviewer of the Month: October 2014 , February 2019

2,632 reviewer rep
93 forum posts
joined Mar 12, 2009

Full Name: private
male mountain biker
New Hampshire
Occupation: Educational Research
Email: private

Gear Reviews (34)

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

Forum Posts (93)

Re: "I just like to be outside"—Jim, Reviewer of the Month February 15, 2019
Re: Meet Kelly: Mountain Biker, Backcountry Skier, Reviewer of the Month, and "Trailspace Junkie for Life" April 14, 2017
Re: Clothing/gear for the taller hiker January 19, 2017
Clothing/gear for the taller hiker January 16, 2017
Re: Leather Boots for Old Feet? What brand do you old timers like? In-House production only please! November 14, 2016

Trip Reports (1)

Pemigewasset Wilderness Loop - New Hampshire December 5, 2013

About

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. 

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Trail running
Backcountry skiing
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Fishing