Blog / Outdoors

Mt. Tammany

September 4, 2010

Did this hike at the end of July (wearing my KSO Treks of course :)). It’s a pretty short hike but also pretty challenging. I think it’s only about 3 miles round trip but very steep climbs. I probably stopped at least 4 times to take a break before I reached the summit, but it’s worth it!

The view at the summit is really nice. You can see eagles flying around and a nice view ...

Sunfish Pond

July 25, 2010

I went hiking at Sunfish Pond today in Columbia, NJ (just before exit 1 on Route 80 West). My iPod Nano’s pedometer shows I walked just over 18,000 steps, so that’s roughly 9 miles. The terrain is very rocky but the hills are not very steep so a beginner hiker should be fine, it’s just pretty long. Just follow the white trail all the way to the pond.

The main attraction, the Sunfish Pond, is ...

Ramapo Valley County Reservation

July 11, 2010

I hiked for almost 3 hours this afternoon at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, NJ with my VFF KSOs. I’ve been hiking a lot lately and I can thank the VFFs for that, it’s just so much fun to hike/walk with these shoes!

This is a pretty nice park for hiking, it’s big and there’s quite a variety of terrains. There’s a paved section, dirt trails, rocky ones (both with big rocks and ...

Vibram FiveFingers Update

July 4, 2010

Finally had some time to really test out my new VFFs! Here are my experiences so far:

  • Hiking

I went hiking twice yesterday at different parks, in the morning and late in the afternoon. I have to say that it’s definitely a different experience hiking with the VFFs than with hiking boots. It’s a lot more fun with the VFFs and the hike actually felt easier with these than with hiking boots. It was very ...