Mountaineering shoes – PW Minor http://pwminor.com/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:39:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pwminor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-17-150x150.png Mountaineering shoes – PW Minor http://pwminor.com/ 32 32 Community profile: With the election over, Sunlight’s new mini-mayor is ready to run through his list of campaign pledges https://pwminor.com/community-profile-with-the-election-over-sunlights-new-mini-mayor-is-ready-to-run-through-his-list-of-campaign-pledges/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://pwminor.com/community-profile-with-the-election-over-sunlights-new-mini-mayor-is-ready-to-run-through-his-list-of-campaign-pledges/ Micah Erickson, 7, sits for a photo in the playground at Glenwood Springs Elementary School where he goes to school.Chelsea Independent/post-independent It was a tough election with many mini-naysayers and strong campaign promises, but Micah Erickson emerged victorious as Sunlight Mountain Resort’s first male mayor in nearly a decade. Erickson, a student at Glenwood Springs […]]]>
Micah Erickson, 7, sits for a photo in the playground at Glenwood Springs Elementary School where he goes to school.
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It was a tough election with many mini-naysayers and strong campaign promises, but Micah Erickson emerged victorious as Sunlight Mountain Resort’s first male mayor in nearly a decade.

Erickson, a student at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, ran his campaign on the promise of making the mountain more accessible to novice cyclists like his little sisters.

“I want to add a magic carpet because beginners mostly go there,” he said. “Even though other mountains have a magic carpet, most beginners go to Sunlight.”



He has no plans to ride a magic carpet himself, as he is not new to carving turns.

A skier since the age of 2, Erickson is about to enter his second year on the Buddy Werner ski racing team, aiming to win more than just political races for the season.



The day after celebrating his win, Erickson showed real strength and endurance with his ability to climb his elementary school’s large playground without ever touching the ground, and he did it. done without gloves.

After taking a short break to warm his hands with his breath on the chilly November evening, he began to show his ability to climb the very tall monkey bars, explaining that he could climb on them too but he would wait another day to show off those abilities.

Erickson also proves to be a very family-oriented politician by always finding time to take care of his little sisters and waiting for his favorite skiing partner to visit him from Wisconsin, his grandfather.

A true fan of the mountain lifestyle, Erickson keeps maps of some of his favorite ski mountains posted on his bedroom wall and spent his early years walking around the house with his skis and boots full at all times. .

The floors in her home might not have been too grateful, but her mother, Sara Erickson, said she saw it as a factor in her ambition.

His favorite parts of the mountain are shredding hard and fast, zipping through the trees, getting some fresh air, and warming up at the end of the day with a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows on top. He already has his favorite tree lines mapped out with his dad on Sunlight, and his mom knows exactly where to wait for him to hang out.

Micah Erickson, 7, plays on the playground at Glenwood Springs Elementary School on a chilly evening after school.
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“On the mountain, there is a lodge,” he says. “I always get (hot chocolate) there with marshmallows on top.”

A good politician knows you can’t forget the marshmallows.

His mum said he even sometimes stores extra hot chocolate on the cozy road back down the mountain after a long day on the slopes.

Erickson is a fan of sharing, admitting he already has a pass to Sunlight for this season. He will share the pass with his friends and family to give them more access to ride his mountain with him.

He is very happy to celebrate with his grandfather and bring him up to his estate to show him all the best places.

“We are adding our first mini-senator from Maryland and our first foreign ambassador representing Argentina,” said Troy Hawks, director of marketing and sales at Sunlight. “He’s from Buenos Aires and we’re excited to expand our mini-convention.”

This year’s election included two out-of-state representatives. They were chosen as the first members of the newly created mini-congress, Juan Martin Giura and Andrew Jarrell.

“We can’t wait to meet them,” Hawks said. “Usually the elections are held and then we normally have our first meeting downstairs and they share their ideas with us. We haven’t met Micah yet, but we’re certainly happy to meet him. We can’t wait to hear what ideas he might have.

Post independent reporter Cassandra Ballard can be reached at cballard@postindependent.com or 970-384-9131.

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From boots to cleats: Schoonover’s long journey to WVU https://pwminor.com/from-boots-to-cleats-schoonovers-long-journey-to-wvu/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 03:20:52 +0000 https://pwminor.com/from-boots-to-cleats-schoonovers-long-journey-to-wvu/ MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Most people Wil Schoonover’s age are well out of college. Some are well established in their careers, and others are progressing into a graduate discipline. Schoonover, however, is spending his 25th year mostly at Milan’s Puskar Stadium, fulfilling a lifelong dream of wearing WVU colors. The linebacker is in his second […]]]>

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Most people Wil Schoonover’s age are well out of college. Some are well established in their careers, and others are progressing into a graduate discipline.

Schoonover, however, is spending his 25th year mostly at Milan’s Puskar Stadium, fulfilling a lifelong dream of wearing WVU colors. The linebacker is in his second year as a Mountaineer football player, but he’s had a very different road so far than his senior colleagues on the team.

A member of Moorefield High School’s class of 2016, Schoonover had several options to choose from after walking across the stage at graduation. He stood out on the football field, the wrestling mat and the baseball field, and won scholarship offers in all three sports.

Schoonover eventually chose to play football at Glenville State, but academic issues kept him from playing that fall. He then set foot on a whole new path by enlisting in the United States Army.

“For me, I wanted to serve my country,” Schoonover said. “I was very patriotic growing up, so I did.”

In December, he leaves Glenville. In February 2017 – on Valentine’s Day, to be exact – he flew to Fort Benning in Georgia for basic training.

“My mother was not very happy about that,” he recalls.

10 months later, just before Christmas, Schoonover was deployed to Afghanistan.

Schoonover returned home in June and remained in the Army. He began to take more leadership positions within the service, trying and earning a spot in the Recon Sniper Platoon and leading a team there.

When his time in the military ended in 2020, Schoonover focused on fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing for the Old Gold and Blue.

Schoonover wanted to follow in the footsteps of a Moorefield legend, Reed Williams. The former WVU linebacker cemented his name in Mountaineers lore as a centerpiece of the program’s successful teams in the late 2000s. In 2008, he was named defensive Fiesta Bowl MVP after leading WVU to an upset against Oklahoma.

“He’s been like a big brother to me,” Schoonover said. “Lots of mentoring and lots of talking outside of football…and how this is just a stepping stone in my life, my journey.”

However, reaching this stepping stone as a 23-year-old walker was not easy. Schoonover’s first chance to join WVU came in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020 season. Not only did WVU not hold a walk-in tryout that summer, but he had some compliance issues that kept him from joining the team anyway.

As Schoonover puts it, he had to serve “the Big 12’s punishment.”

Schoonover had to earn an associate’s degree with a 2.5 GPA in at least three semesters at a non-Power Five school. He instead went to work with a youth development group helping struggling children acclimate to the workforce.

“They probably learned a lot from me, but I really learned a lot about myself and teaching these kids, being a role model and being a boss,” Schoonover said.

Schoonover said he was bored with his life when he finished that job, but luckily a connection led to him getting a spot on the Potomac State baseball team. He played catcher for one season, appearing in 12 games and batting .350 with a .750 slugging percentage. Then, he thought, he was ready to head north to Morgantown.

Only one thing stood in the way of his walk-in essay at WVU: a science class. Schoonover did that, and then on the first day of school in the fall 2021 semester, he was in practice with the Mountaineers.

Schoonover became an important part of the team, despite only seeing the pitch in one game in his career. He led the Mountaineers out of the tunnel last season against Oklahoma State wearing the stars and stripes on Military Appreciation Day, and he’ll likely do the same on Saturday before facing off against Oklahoma. .

This fall, head coach Neal Brown wrote a letter to the Football Writers Association of America nominating the linebacker for the Armed Forces Merit Award, praising his leadership and attitude.

“[Wil] attacks his day with energy and a can-do attitude that has not only made him a favorite with his teammates, but also with West Virginia fans,” Brown wrote. “Part of your reward is based on community service and [Wil] knows the importance of this civic responsibility and never lets us down. He knows how to improve a person, how to motivate and how to connect with people of all ages.

Schooner was named one of six finalists for the award in October.

This attitude is evident as his team has gone through difficult times during his tenure. Of course, the losses bother him, but in the end he recognizes that the stakes on a football pitch do not affect those he has risked abroad.

“Here, you lose a football match, everyone wakes up the next day. You prepare, you eat,” Schoonover said. “In times of war, this is not the case.”

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Todd Snyder Drops 2 Limited Edition Danner Mountain Light Boots https://pwminor.com/todd-snyder-drops-2-limited-edition-danner-mountain-light-boots/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 21:34:33 +0000 https://pwminor.com/todd-snyder-drops-2-limited-edition-danner-mountain-light-boots/ The Mountain Light is a rare breed; the mid-top boot is loved by streetwear stans and nature lovers alike – a happy medium that’s equal parts outdoor and high fashion. This made limited edition versions a dime a dozen: a all-black pair for Bond’s 60th birthdayco-branded pairs for labels like J-Crew or Snow Peak and […]]]>

The Mountain Light is a rare breed; the mid-top boot is loved by streetwear stans and nature lovers alike – a happy medium that’s equal parts outdoor and high fashion. This made limited edition versions a dime a dozen: a all-black pair for Bond’s 60th birthdayco-branded pairs for labels like J-Crew or Snow Peak and streamlined versions made to measure by designers like JJJJoundfor example.

Now, Todd Snyder has released its own little Mountain Lights batch: two pairs of custom-dyed suede in a pair of colors it calls Todd Snyder Moss and Todd Snyder Tan.

“I always look for brands that have mastered their craft and dance has always been that. The Mountain Light stands the test of time as one of the most iconic boots on the market. Says Snyder. “They’re functional on the outside, but also provide a specific level of style in your day-to-day.”

The boots providing the right amount of ruggedness for the middle ground that menswear occupies these days, making it nearly equal parts city, outdoors, and even prep. These boots fit right into every arena, thanks to their “tall but capable” look and feel. The Mountain Light is made in the USA with a one-piece suede upper, Gore-Tex linings, and tonal Vibram outsoles. The fiberglass upper offers arch support, while the stitched construction promises durability and the ability to resole the boots once the outsoles are removed.

And that’s probably what will come first, especially with everyday use, because Danner boots are built to last. This is why the brand has endured since its creation in the first half of the 20th century. Now Snyder hopes to help carry his torch even further into the 21st.

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Todd Snyder x Danner Mountain Light Boots

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Trail and Ultra’s Best | Jazmine Lowther: Canyons Endurance runs 100km by UTMB World Series winner https://pwminor.com/trail-and-ultras-best-jazmine-lowther-canyons-endurance-runs-100km-by-utmb-world-series-winner/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 08:15:25 +0000 https://pwminor.com/trail-and-ultras-best-jazmine-lowther-canyons-endurance-runs-100km-by-utmb-world-series-winner/ In this extensive Runner’s Tribe series, the world’s best ultra and trail runners share their training, favorite gear, and a few other snippets of what keeps them moving the way they do. Jazmine Lowther Jazmine Lowther. Photo credit ©Mathis Dumas Profile Hometown: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada Favorite trail(s): All trails in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park […]]]>

In this extensive Runner’s Tribe series, the world’s best ultra and trail runners share their training, favorite gear, and a few other snippets of what keeps them moving the way they do.

Jazmine Lowther

Jazmine Lowther. Photo credit ©Mathis Dumas

Profile

  • Hometown: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
  • Favorite trail(s):
    • All trails in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park (near Nelson) offer flowing, technical sections that wind through subalpine wildflower meadows.
    • Another favorite would be Mount Temple in Banff National Park, it’s an up and down scramble, but one hell of a stunning classic for the Canadian Rockies!
  • Favorite race: UTMB CCC so far!
  • Your favorite race result to date: Canyons Endurance 100K, hard to beat with a 1-2 second course record!
  • Sponsors: The north face
  • Profession: Plant biologist and running coach
  • Instagram handle: @jazminerosalynn
  • Facebook handle: Jazmine Lowther

RT: How did you start your trail running journey?

I raced all my life as a kid, I raced cross-country, but never got beyond the recreational level. It has always been a mainstay for staying mentally and physically healthy. I remember hearing about ultra races or people running 100 miles, and thinking “how is that possible?”

In 2019, I signed up on a whim for a local 50k trail run in my hometown. I had no idea how to train for this… My “training”, or lack thereof, involved one long run per month, which included a 20k, 30k and a 40k. Yep, only 3 long runs in total to get me ready, a recipe that would make any running coach cringe. Somehow I ended up winning and placing 3rd globally. The whole experience blew me away and compelled me to delve deeper into ultrarunning. I had a coach, I learned how to train properly, I read books, listened to podcasts and I saw a lot of progress!

From there the rest is history, I fell in love with mountain running for fun and sharing trails on challenging courses in competitive races. For anyone considering taking the ultra running route later in life, I can say from experience that it is definitely possible!

Jazmine Lowther. Photo credit @margauxlemap

RT: Can you please describe a typical training week?

My goal with weekly training is to provide new and different stimuli, each week will have a slightly different focus. I always have at least 1-2 days a week off running, with some scheduled runs labeled as “optional”, which means I can train or turn them into a rest day depending on my energy and job. time. I have allocated a wide window of time to my races listed in my sample schedule below, the final time allocated depends on where I am in my training block. Currently I’m self-coached, the key I find in self-coaching is to put on my “coach” cap, see myself as a “runner” like an athlete I’m coaching, and really be at listening to my body, which is not the case. its not always easy !

Monday:

  • 15-Minute Mobility: Typically involves hip openings, footwork, calf-ankle complex, and balance drills
  • 1 hour of bodybuilding and strength training
  • 1-1.5 hrs of easy running or cross training

Tuesday:

  • 15 minutes of mobility
  • 1-2 hours of easy hill running (optional run, cross-training or rest day)

Wednesday:

  • 25 minutes of mobility and light weight training
  • ~1.5hrs of training running, usually intervals over hills, either running or steep uphill. I really like consistent 4 x 7 minute efforts, on a passable incline, with 3 minutes of recovery.
  • Double easy (race optional)

Thursday:

  • 15 minutes of mobility
  • 1 hour of bodybuilding and strength training
  • 30 minutes to 1.5 hours of easy flat running or cross training

Friday:

  • 15 minutes of mobility
  • 1h30 run with rolling hills, with powerful strides (optional run, cross training or rest day)

Saturday

  • 15 minutes of mobility
  • mountain run from 2 to 7 hours

Sunday

  • 2-5 hr mountain run or 2-3 hr cross-trainer (bike, weighted hike, elliptical, assault bike, swim, rock climb, ski or gym)
  • Followed by yoga and a bath

RT: After the race, can you describe how you recover and how long it takes you to get back to full training depending on the distance?

Recovery is so essential! And I’m still learning what works best for me. For races of 50 miles and longer, I found that I needed at least a full week of racing stoppage. Even though my body feels good, it’s just not worth the risk to me. If my energy is there, then I will potentially train with cycling, swimming, or light hiking. Most errands require long-distance travel, which interferes with my sleep cycle, my body’s natural rhythms, and my immune system. I take vitamins like zinc and electrolytes to avoid getting sick and getting back into a routine. Depending on how messed up my system is, I could take a month or two to recover. After the CCC, I got sick twice and really had a hard time fighting off a cold or a cough!

RT: What shoes and equipment do you currently tour with and what is your favorite equipment?

Great question, I love choosing a shoe based on the intent of the run.

My favorites for shorter distances (under 30km), and especially if I’m exercising, are definitely The North Face Vectiv Flights. They are carbon plated and they are exceptionally responsive, lively and light. They’re super fun for speed and they reduce the impact on your body!

For long runs or runs like CCC, I wear The North Face Enduris II. For CCC, I ported prototypes for the Enduris III and I love them! This was my first run where I didn’t get blisters or sore feet, they have enough toes for me (can’t wear super narrow shoes). It’s a versatile shoe that can handle technical trails or flats, even more so than the Enduris II. I can’t wait for the final product and for them to hit the shelves.

For easy and smooth runs I would choose the The North Face Vectiv Eminus, Levitum or the Vectiv Infinite.

RT: Any major goals for the future?

I see two possibilities next year for the race depending on whether my name will be drawn from a certain hat… Definitely though, it looks like I will be adding a few 100 mile buckles to my belt. Either Hardrock, Western States or UTMB would be my A races. For my B and C races, I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the possibilities that jump out at me. I considered races like Ultra Trail Cape Town, Black Canyons, Transgrancanaria, Miut Madeira, Gorge Waterfalls, Minotaur SkyRace, Val d’Aran, Speedgoat, Andorra and many more. Once I know the A races, I think everything else will fall into place.

My other non-running goals are to plan hobby projects that involve running, climbing, or skiing in the mountains. I thought of projects that would combine an inflatable boat, a fast race, and maybe even a fly fishing as a fun, wacky adventure with probably a lot of mishaps.

It was also a goal of mine to get more involved in the outdoor community by being an advocate for climate change, fundraising, hosting educational talks in schools to hopefully inspire the next generation and people around the world.

Otherwise my main goal is to keep my body healthy, injury free and running for a long time!

Thanks!

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Two new businesses are now open in Lane Parke https://pwminor.com/two-new-businesses-are-now-open-in-lane-parke/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:11:16 +0000 https://pwminor.com/two-new-businesses-are-now-open-in-lane-parke/ New businesses continue to open in Lane Parke and Clean Juice and Ignite Cycle are two of the latest on the list. clean juice Clean Juice held its grand opening and grand opening with the Mountain Brook Chamber on September 22. The organic juice cafe’s menu includes healthy sandwiches, wraps, acai bowls, salads, toast, smoothies, […]]]>

New businesses continue to open in Lane Parke and Clean Juice and Ignite Cycle are two of the latest on the list.

clean juice

Clean Juice held its grand opening and grand opening with the Mountain Brook Chamber on September 22. The organic juice cafe’s menu includes healthy sandwiches, wraps, acai bowls, salads, toast, smoothies, fresh and cold-pressed juices, shots and seasonal drinks.

Owners Cedric Bridges and George Whitlock said they’re excited to bring their organic store to the Mountain Brook community.

“We are both already involved in the health and wellness industry, and Clean Juice is another way for us to expand our offering and our knowledge,” they said in a statement posted on their website. website. “We are excited to partner with the community to provide organic and healthy options. We are happy to provide a product that can fuel and strengthen the body, and an atmosphere that can fuel the spirit.

Jackie Beth Hollingworth, Leasing Partner at Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors, said the addition of Clean Juice to Lane Parke Phase II is exciting.

“We can’t wait to see what Cedric and George bring to the community,” Hollingworth said.

The owners said they are considering providing options for the Mountain Brook community and schools for catering, fundraising, partnering with Quarters for Kids and other local organizations.

Visit Clean Juice Mountain Brook at 1081 Jemison Lane or visit cleanjuice.com.

ignition cycle

Ignite Cycle, Birmingham’s only cycling studio, opened in Lane Parke on September 17.

This is their second location in Birmingham and they offer cycling training on stationary bikes.

The studio has bike storage, showers, changing rooms, ample parking and other amenities.

Childcare is also available and Ignite Cycle can organize private events including birthday parties, bachelorette parties, wedding day rides and more.

Classes last 30-45 minutes and take place in a dark room with loud music. Cyclists strap special shoes into the bike for rides. In addition to a leg workout, some songs also include an arm workout with light dumbbells.

For information, visit ignitebhm.com or call 205-603-7463.

There are still several new businesses about to open in Lane Parke. For more information, visit laneparke.com.

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Search and rescue team recovers belongings of ‘missing’ climbers https://pwminor.com/search-and-rescue-team-recovers-belongings-of-missing-climbers/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 05:22:49 +0000 https://pwminor.com/search-and-rescue-team-recovers-belongings-of-missing-climbers/ The 13-member search and rescue team on Monday recovered the personal effects of Everester Tapi Mra and his assistant Niku Dao from a snowy area, located a few meters from Camp-II of Mount Khyarii Satam in the district of East Kameng. Footprints were also spotted in a few places, but the team could not confirm […]]]>

The 13-member search and rescue team on Monday recovered the personal effects of Everester Tapi Mra and his assistant Niku Dao from a snowy area, located a few meters from Camp-II of Mount Khyarii Satam in the district of East Kameng.

Footprints were also spotted in a few places, but the team could not confirm if the duo is alive, as no signs of human presence were found along the location.

Speaking to a press conference on Monday, Mra’s sister – Yatok Mra (Nalo) informed that the recovered belongings included – GPS devices, mobile phones, tents, boots, sticks, sleeping bags, torches, walkie-talkies, Indian flags, etc.

“They started a search operation from 4:30 a.m. and found the materials around 9:30 a.m.,” Yatok said.

It should be noted that Tapi Mra – the first mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh to climb Mount Everest and the porter – Niku Dao have been missing since August 17, while on an official mission to explore the snow-capped Mount Kyari Satam .

Mra, who also served as the General Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering Association; had climbed the highest peak in the world on May 21, 2009. While this was Mra’s fourth attempt to climb Kyarisatam.

On September 6, the district administration canceled the search and rescue operation on foot, due to incessant rain.

Meanwhile, on September 21, the search and rescue operation conducted in association with Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) was also called off by the district administration.

This decision was taken on the basis of information received from the rescue team on the ground and the Indian army.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Kameng – Pravimal Abhishek Polumatla said earlier that “our main objective was to ensure the safety of the rescue team members and not to endanger the lives of others. during the execution of the operation”.

“After reaching the Camp-2 area, the ground rescue team reported that it was extremely dangerous to go further and stay in the Camp-2 area due to bad weather, presence of crevasses and avalanches. In fact, the rescue team suffered several minor avalanches while moving near Camp-2,” the DC added.

However, the decision was strongly denounced by the Tagin Cultural Society (TCS), which later announced that a team of mountaineers led by Everester Tagit Sorang would take over the search operation and, as a result, an “obligation compensation” was also signed.

Following Monday’s significant development, the Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) has called on the state government to initiate strict action against the Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng (DC) – PA Polumatla for ignoring the appeal from Mra’s family members to involve mountaineering experts – Tagit Sorang and Taru Hai in the search and rescue (S&R) operation.

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RONDA RICH: Mountainous and eccentric southern district | New https://pwminor.com/ronda-rich-mountainous-and-eccentric-southern-district-new/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://pwminor.com/ronda-rich-mountainous-and-eccentric-southern-district-new/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Happy Trails: Oberg Mountain Loop Offers North Coast Scenics – Up News Info https://pwminor.com/happy-trails-oberg-mountain-loop-offers-north-coast-scenics-up-news-info/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://pwminor.com/happy-trails-oberg-mountain-loop-offers-north-coast-scenics-up-news-info/ TOFTE – Scenic viewpoints on a hike are a bit like marshmallows in a lucky bowl. They are not the main substance, but in an appropriate proportion they make the whole thing interesting. Gary Meader/Duluth News Tribune To extend the analogy, Oberg Mountain Loop is perfect for foodie hikers. You know who you are. You […]]]>

TOFTE – Scenic viewpoints on a hike are a bit like marshmallows in a lucky bowl. They are not the main substance, but in an appropriate proportion they make the whole thing interesting.

Gary Meader/Duluth News Tribune

To extend the analogy, Oberg Mountain Loop is perfect for foodie hikers. You know who you are. You don’t need to sweat all day to catch a glimpse of Lake Superior, but neither do you want to drive up the North Shore just to get off the highway and snap a quick photo. You filled that Nalgene with water (or whatever) for a reason.

Oberg Mountain rises in the Upper National Forest just north of the town of Tofte, a few miles south of Lutsen. Write for the

Minnesota Historical Society,

Peg Meier determined that it was named “probably after a commercial fishing family living near Lutsen at the turn of the 20th century”.

Not a bad course, so to speak. The summit rises 950 feet above Lake Superior and the trail around the mountain is a popular spur of the upper hiking trail.

Oberg Mountain Loop.jpg

Gary Meader/Duluth News Tribune

The loop must have been frustrating in the days of Kodachrome, as you could easily burn a roll of film over one of the many viewpoints on the trail – only to wish you had saved a few exposures for the next viewpoint, revealing a new view of the striking topography.

Two people walk hand in hand along a dirt path through a green leafy deciduous forest.

Hikers hiked along the Oberg Mountain Loop Trail in Tofte on October 2.

Jay Gabler/Duluth News Tribune

My wife and I hiked the trail on October 2 as the North Shore approached peak fall color. This Sunday afternoon under a partly cloudy sky, the path was occupied by a diverse procession of hikers. We’ve seen young couples who made it through the hike despite wearing fashionable shoes, families with young children in baby carriers, and gray-haired trail veterans with handy poles for constant support. Also, there were a lot of dogs.

Despite heavy use, the trail and viewpoints rarely felt crowded. We found parking in the free lot at the foot of the trail; additional parking was available along the road leading to the lot. There is one bathroom, which was extraordinarily smelly. You might want to stop on the shore because given the steep drop offs, you probably don’t want to struggle up the mountain trying to find a private place to pee.

A wide expanse of fall foliage encompasses a low mountain in the background to the left.  Closer to the right foreground, two hikers appear on a rocky outcrop.

Hikers enjoy views of the jagged mountains from a lookout on the Oberg Mountain Loop.

Jay Gabler/Duluth News Tribune

Signage is only adequate, but take it from a very amateur hiker: it’s hard to go wrong here. You are just walking around the mountain and the trail is pretty well marked. Worst case scenario you start seeing views twice and backtracking for a few minutes.

A series of planks lead a path over bumpy ground in a wooded setting with green leaves fading to fall colors.

Wooden planks help support hikers on uneven areas of the Oberg Mountain Loop Trail in Tofte.

Jay Gabler/Duluth News Tribune

About these lookouts. Oberg Mountain sits in the Sawtooth Range, with a view encompassing the range’s best-known peak, Moose Mountain. The distinctive asymmetrical profile of this mountain makes it look like a giant wave coming from Lake Superior, which appears in a sweeping sweep to the southeast. (Or you could say it looks like the tooth of a saw, hence the name of the range.)

The most distinctive feature of the view from the trail is Lake Oberg. Nestled at the foot of the mountain, it captures the sky and the vivid fall colors that come through thanks to the unusually high density of maple trees and other deciduous species in the region that come out with a bang in the spooky season. It’s Northland’s answer to the glacial lakes of the Rockies.

Several people, including one holding a dog on a leash, gather against a wooden fence and enjoy a wide view of fall colors from a tall, wide rock.

Hikers enjoyed near-summit fall colors seen from Oberg Mountain in Tofte on October 2.

Jay Gabler/Duluth News Tribune

Hiking the loop is a varied and satisfying experience, with verdant glens turning into wide lookouts that offer – frame by frame, you might say – a 360-degree view of the Côte-Nord landscape. Occasional plank bridges carry hikers over rough terrain, and while there are some elevation changes, there aren’t many extended climbs or descents. A relatively narrow and reasonably rocky trail, the Oberg Mountain Loop is just for hiking, although cyclists will find other options nearby.

Wooden sign reading APPROACHING SCENIC OVERLOOK, CAUTION KEEP CLEAR OF THE EDGE

A sign highlights the dangers for the unwary at one of the many scenic lookout points on the Oberg Mountain Loop.

Jay Gabler/Duluth News Tribune

Taking the trail at a very slow pace, with plenty of stops for selfies and snacks, we took an hour and 42 minutes to complete the entire loop. Fast hikers could complete it much quicker. My activity tracker recorded a total of 2.65 miles from the parking lot to the mountain and back.

It was just long enough that I felt pretty smug and deserved to stop for a Castle Danger IPA on the way back to Duluth. Our phones were full of pretty pictures, thanks to vistas so stunning that at one point a group of women in sportswear and knit hats didn’t bother to take more than a glance. ‘eye. “Yeah,” said one of the hikers, gazing at the rolling golden landscape as the group passed. “Still pretty.”

A view of a dirt trail is framed by woods on both sides, with a mix of evergreens and deciduous trees visible.  Leaf colors range from bright green on the left to bright red above.

Fall colors were bursting on the trail from Oberg Mountain to Tofte on October 2.

Jay Gabler/Duluth News Tribune

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Climbing made easy: HP, Sculpteo and ATHOS launch the world’s first 3D printed climbing shoes https://pwminor.com/climbing-made-easy-hp-sculpteo-and-athos-launch-the-worlds-first-3d-printed-climbing-shoes/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 10:35:10 +0000 https://pwminor.com/climbing-made-easy-hp-sculpteo-and-athos-launch-the-worlds-first-3d-printed-climbing-shoes/ Soon-to-be-launched 3D-printed climbing shoes are a “world’s first” according to ATHO, a Spanish sportswear start-up. The upcoming range will be created with HPa global technology company and manufacturers of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems, more Sculpteoan online 3D printing office. 3D printed ATHOS climbing shoes. Picture via ATHOS “Changing the sports shoe industry” with […]]]>

Soon-to-be-launched 3D-printed climbing shoes are a “world’s first” according to ATHO, a Spanish sportswear start-up. The upcoming range will be created with HPa global technology company and manufacturers of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems, more Sculpteoan online 3D printing office.

3D printed ATHOS climbing shoes. Picture via ATHOS

“Changing the sports shoe industry” with 3D printing

“3D printing technology is changing the athletic shoe industry,” said Wayne Davey, Global Head of Go-to-Market 3D Printing Solutions, HP Personalization & 3D Printing, HP Inc.

“It was very important for us to implement additive manufacturing in an innovative way, which is why HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is the perfect choice to create more customizable and durable products,” added Emili S. Taixés and Romina Milesi, Co-Founders and Managing Partners of ATHOS.

Davey also highlighted the benefits of 3D printing for footwear, which he says shortens “production times and [assist in] develop innovative and sustainable ideas.

Alexandre d’Orsetti, CEO of Sculpteo said: “It is a great pleasure for us to be able to be part of the manufacturing process of ATHOS short shoes.

D’Orsetti underscored this, saying, “Mass customization allows for ergonomics that seemed unattainable in climbing, and the custom-fit ATHOS liner fits the foot perfectly, providing comfort while climbing.” The co-founders of ATHOS agreed that “the benefits of customization and on-demand production help us deploy a more environmentally friendly consumption and manufacturing model”.

Assembly of ATHOS climbing shoes printed in 3D. Image via ATHOS.

How climbing shoes are 3D printed

The ATHOS control system puts the climber at the center of the design and production process. This process begins with the 3D scanning of the client’s feet, followed by 3D printing, post-processing, assembly of all parts, and finally shipping of the final product. Potential customers can register their interest in the 3D printed climbing shoes before the official launch.

HP’s proprietary MJF technology 3D printing method would quickly achieve quality part production. The process begins with applying a layer of material to a work area. In the opposite direction, blending and detailing agents are 3D printed across the entire work area in one continuous pass. This pass combines the 3D printing material with the fusion systems, and the process is then complete. HP’s proprietary architecture is capable of printing 30 million drops per second on every inch of bed width, enabling precision and dimensional accuracy.

3D printed shoes changing the industry one step at a time

The ATHOS shoe may be a world first in climbing, but in the wider world of footwear, we’ve often reported on 3D printed shoes. The star child of this additive manufacturing application is the partnership between Carbon and Adidas. The German-based sportswear brand and the North American 3D printer manufacturer started working together over 7 years ago. The resulting line of 3D printed Futurecraft shoes includes collaborations with Stella McCartney and Yohji Yamamoto.

The Carbon/Adidas line is a shining example of relatively high volume 3D printing manufacturing, other projects, like the ATHOS shoe, are either much more bespoke or lean towards exclusivity. For example, the 3D printed shoe HERON01 from Zellerfeld and Heron Preston or the Cryptide concept shoe from Stephan Henrich and Sintratec. Elsewhere, and changing the relationship between designer, manufacturer and end user, Nike and ACRONYM have made available 3D printable downloadable content (DLC) for a range of Nike’s Blazer Lows.

ATHOS has reached an important milestone by securing a place in the national final of the prestigious “James Dyson Award”, for being the first to launch the personalized 3D printed climbing shoe. The philosophy of ATHOS focuses on the combination of consumer health, innovation and personalization and has also played an important role in its success. To start production, ATHOS utilized the capabilities of Sculpteo who provided leading online 3D printing services with their presence in California and France.

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Danny Jung ACG Daily Nike ACG Mountain Fly Sole Mates https://pwminor.com/danny-jung-acg-daily-nike-acg-mountain-fly-sole-mates/ Sat, 08 Oct 2022 14:00:09 +0000 https://pwminor.com/danny-jung-acg-daily-nike-acg-mountain-fly-sole-mates/ Formerly known as Nike Hiking, Nike ACG was officially introduced in 1989 and has since been acclaimed for outdoor enthusiasts and gorpcore fashion enthusiasts. Footwear is a huge part of the line’s success, and one of its most popular modern silhouettes is the ACG Mountain Fly Low. Designed by Nathan Van Hook (also responsible for […]]]>

Formerly known as Nike Hiking, Nike ACG was officially introduced in 1989 and has since been acclaimed for outdoor enthusiasts and gorpcore fashion enthusiasts. Footwear is a huge part of the line’s success, and one of its most popular modern silhouettes is the ACG Mountain Fly Low. Designed by Nathan Van Hook (also responsible for the legendary Air Yeezy 2), the weatherproof sneaker is an offering that Danny Jung — creator of ACG Daily IG account and latest from Hypebeast Sole Mates guest — believes he embodies his personal style to perfection.

Whether Jung is hiking in the Beacon Mountains or the streets of New York, the silhouette’s GORE-TEX uppers, plush cushioning and sleek shape all work in harmony to elevate his everyday lifestyle. Hypebeast had the chance to connect with Jung to discuss his love for the ACG Mountain Fly Low, the sneaker culture in his hometown of Philadelphia, how his account celebrates the hardcore ACG fan community and more.

What made you want sneakers?

My love of sneakers started with sports. Growing up in Philadelphia, I loved the 76ers and the Eagles. I credit my dad: he always had sports on TV and I was drawn to the sneaker culture that surrounded the sport.

Can you remember the specific silhouettes you were growing into?

I remember loving Vince Carter’s Nike Shox VC III, [adidas] McGrady’s, Michael Vick and LeBrons’ shoes in the late 2000s. I was also a skateboarder, so I also remember wearing DC Shoes, Osiris and Etnies.

When did collecting start to get more serious for you?

Growing up, my parents really only let me buy one pair of shoes for the whole school year. It wasn’t until I got to college and started working in a sneaker store that I had enough money to start collecting more.

“Philly is definitely an underrated city in terms of fashion because we tend to always be in the shadow of New York. I like it though, because we’ve always had that underdog mentality.

Can you describe what the sneaker culture was like in Philadelphia?

Philly is definitely an underrated city in terms of fashion because we tend to always be in the shadow of New York. I like it though, because we’ve always had that underdog mentality. The culture there is definitely strong. We have key stores like Lapstone and Hammer and atmos [formerly UBIQ]. Allen Iverson was big when I came along in the early 2000s, so you would have seen a lot of people rocking Reebok Q&As back then.

What sparked your love for ACG in the first place?

I would love to be an OG ACG chef. I admit to people that I came a little late in the game around 2017. I started buying a lot of pieces because the colors of clothes and shoes appealed to me. Fashion has always been a big part of my life and I’ve always loved wearing flashy sneakers and flashy tees – pieces that pop. Seeing the brightness of the pieces and the creativity behind their design helped me fall in love with the ACG line from a fashion perspective first and a functional perspective later.

What are your favorite ACG pieces?

The jackets are always my favorite because they are so packable and lightweight and they come in crazy colors. They bring out my style and I love how I can literally wear them in all conditions, rain or shine.

“That’s the amazing thing about ACG: you can just wear the sneakers anywhere, whether you’re hiking in the mountains or in the city.

You have chosen the Nike ACG Mountain Fly Low for your Sole Mates function. What do you like about this silhouette?

I feel like I could take this sneaker anywhere. There are so many stories attached to it. For example, I brought the orange on my hike to Mount Rainier in Seattle and also wore it today in New York. That’s what’s amazing about ACG: you can just wear the sneakers anywhere, whether you’re hiking in the mountains or in the city. The shoe resonates with me so much because it accompanies me almost every day. I like the comfort and responsiveness.

Do you have any favorite colors?

I love the HAVEN collaboration because it’s subtle, mostly black, and goes with just about anything. I love this orange pair I brought with me, and Nike also recently did a white and black “Oreo” rendition that I appreciate.

If you had the opportunity to create your own colorway of this model, what would it look like?

I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but Team USA recently received an exclusive colorway. It was pretty much all gray and featured a Team USA logo on the tongue. I would love to recreate a close version of this pair as I loved their monochromatic and minimal look.

How did ACG Daily get started?

This first came to my mind in September 2019. I’m a huge sneaker lover and noticed that when you search for sneakers on social media there were a bunch of pages but there There really wasn’t anything on Instagram that was dedicated to studying CAG. – there was also no active community. Since I fell in love with ACG a few years ago, I decided to start the account as an album of my favorite ACG songs – whether it’s someone else’s photos or my own – and I I just started posting two to three times a day until we exploded. We just hit 126,000 subscribers last week.

Wow, congratulations!

Thanks dude. It’s crazy how it started as a personal album and now people all over the world are buying into the account’s message by sharing their love for ACG and the outdoors.

Is there a certain criteria you look for in terms of content when posting to the account?

In the beginning, it was always about high quality images, but recently it has shifted more towards people who rally around ACG. There are more opportunities for people to simply share their passion and love even if the photos are taken on their iPhones. The ACG Daily The community travels to so many different and cool places all over the world with ACG products, so I love highlighting their journeys.

How has your professional relationship with Nike evolved since the account was created?

I had the pleasure of visiting Nike World Headquarters over the summer to tour the campus and meet the ACG design team. They showed me doping stuff they have in the works.

I gained so many friends and relationships both inside and outside the brand. We started organizing community rides last summer, which gave me the opportunity to meet some of my supporters from across the country. It’s been a great experience so far – it’s crazy how our love for products can create this community, especially after COVID when we’ve been locked down for so long.

Why are sneakers and their stories important to you?

I think sneakers ultimately reflect what you love, whether it’s sports, the outdoors, or fashion. Growing up I always loved watching athletes, hiking and being outdoors, and every time I put on a pair of sneakers it brings me back to those times. Shoes like Mountain Flys or even basketball sneakers and just knowing that I wore them in Oregon, on a road trip I did with my wife or stood in line for them , there are so many stories. The whole sneaker experience is fun, frustrating as it is at times.

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