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Packing for an outdoor adventure can be a challenge. Buying comfortable shoes, durable clothes and the right gear is necessary, but what about food to help get you through the day? The best foods are lightweight, nonperishable, packed with nutrients and easy to prepare.
GoBites, a portion-controlled, all-natural snack delivery service (most products under 200 calories) offers more than 25 varieties, sent directly to one’s home is the perfect addition to a backpack. Packed with nutrients and proteins, GoBites packs of nuts and fruits can be delivered on weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis (in packages of 14; subscriptions start at $27.86). The grab-and-go packages can be customized by dietary needs (Diabetic, Gluten Free, Paleo, Heart Healthy, etc.) and includes a variety of exotic ingredients (organic cavendish bananas, Sri Lankan jack fruit, white figs, mulberries, monukka raisins, Balinese cacao nibs, rambutan and more).
Using only Mother Nature’s finest ingredients, GoBites is the perfect snack pack for the adventure enthusiast.
Let it snow – Kick off the XC Ski & Snowshoe Season
As the Hudson Valley hillsides change color and the leaves cover up the summer hiking trails, local outdoor enthusiasts’ attention will turn to the winter sport season.
To kick the season off and support cross-country ski and snowshoe fans in the area, the Fahnestock Winter Park’s 4th Annual Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap Fundraiser will take place Sat., Nov 2 from 9 am to 1pm at Fahnestock State Park’s Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC).
Do you have cross country ski gear or snowshoes that have not been used lately? Consider selling them on consignment.
Are you interested in upgrading equipment? Used or new XC skis, poles and boots will be available for purchase form previous seasons at discounted prices.
For those not familiar with a Ski Swap – if you have Nordic gear or accessories in gathering dust in storage it is a chance to sell the equipment. Bring them to us and we will help you tag and price your items for consignment.
New for the 2014 season is the total renovation of Winter Park bathrooms. Next to be upgraded will be a newly designed Acorn Café, and rental building. The Stillwater Lake loop is also being upgraded with resources provided by a recreational trail grant.
Do you have a question or would like to make arrangements to drop items off before the Swap or receive a Ski Swap Equipment form? At your convenience call 845.265.3773 or email email@example.com
If you cannot drop equipment off before Swap, gear will also be accepted the morning of the event from 8-9am. Light snacks and beverages will also be available.
TOEC is located in Putnam County within Fahnestock State Park at 75 Mtn. Laurel Lane, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Facility directions: htttp://nysparks.com/environment/nature-centers/3/details.aspx.
Excitement is building for the TrailLink app, which was recently featured on the TODAY show. You can download the app from the iTunes store beginning November 15; an Android version will follow in early 2014. The app includes all the great TrailLink.com features you know and love—interactive maps, tons of photos, firsthand reviews, and detailed trail facts—plus downloadable maps for offline use and the ability to see your location on the trail.
Point 65 Tequila! Modular Kayaks
A new level of innovation for recreational kayaks. Created by award-winning design engineer Magnus De Brito, Point 65 launches the Tequila! A fun, versatile and high-performance kayak that, due to its modularity, is exceptionally easy to carry, store, and haul. The revolutionary solo or tandem combination is the solution you were waiting for.
Click here to see models. Click on details for one & scroll down on the page to watch videos.