Compiling a list of the best hiking boots for every adventure is hard work.
There are endless outdoor pursuits that require boots—and an even greater mix of conditions. You could be traversing wet, sloppy trails; scrambling over rock; and carefully picking your way through technical jungle terrain. So that’s precisely what we did to find the best options for fall/winter 2019.
For our test, we took a dozen pairs of traditional hiking boots and boot-shoe hybrids, then trekked up Kebenkaise, Sweden’s highest peak, and hit wet trails. Stateside, we gauged traction on Utah’s Cedar Mesa and the San Rafael River’s Little Grand Canyon. To evaluate comfort, we backpacked Golden Gate Canyon State Park and the James Peak Wilderness.
After whittling down the list, we ended up with eight hiking boots that provide plenty of comfort with the guts to take on tough terrain.
No matter what kind of adventure you’re embarking on, you’ll need one of these to stabilize your ankles (they’ll also eat dirt and boulders with ease).
This hiker builds confidence with an ankle-and-heel strap that you adjust on the fly and grippy lugs that made it easier to scramble over slick rock. At just under a pound per shoe, the Arkali feels like a trail runner.
A shell jacket doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It can singlehandedly keep your runs, hikes, and time on the mountain from becoming a sufferfest, simply by keeping you dry, dumping excess heat and moisture, and adding an extra layer of warmth when you need it.
A great shell can handle fall’s mixed bag of weather—from sunny and dry to damp and chilly. And some of our favorites of fall 2019 wear like, well, typical outdoor jackets, boosting their versatility. They can even be layered up when the temperature drops to chase the chill.
1. Cirque Shell from Black Diamond Equipment
If your fall involves technical hiking or adventures that need a full range of movement, the elastane in the Cirque Shell’s double-weave nylon outer layer stretches four ways, so it won’t hold you back.
The documentary film, "Inside the Edge", features the world's elite professional blackjack players who take on casinos for millions while trying to evade casino surveillance and local law enforcement. Director Chris Buddy follows the life of KC, a second-generation professional blackjack player, as he concludes his blackjack career traveling the United States from casino to casino. Through years of unprecedented footage and interviews with the foremost gambling authorities, Buddy pulls back the veil on one of the world's most secretive communities and reveals what it takes to succeed while grinding out a career winning big in casinos.
Not to be a downer, but 2019 could produce the hottest summer we’ve ever experienced. And while your comfort is far from global warming’s biggest victim, it is the one you have to manage every time you go for a hike, visit the farmer’s market, or spend a day touring a new city.
These rough-and-ready watches combine sharp design, unbreakable materials, and high-tech features that will withstand any thumpings your weekend adventures dish out. Here are six of the coolest adventure watches you can buy this season.
This surprise hit showcases nerdy superstar Pee-wee Herman (Emmy-nominee Paul Reubens – "Blow," TV's "Murphy Brown") in a mad-cap comedy-adventure about a unique "rebel" who takes to the road to track down the kidnappers of his beloved bicycle. Pee-wee Herman is "a genuine cult comic hero," declares Joel Siegel. The Hollywood Reporter raves that this "isn't just the funniest movie of the year; it's one of the funniest movies ever." Special appearances by Emmy-nominee Jan Hooks ("Saturday Night Live"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Morgan Fairchild ("TV's "Friends," TV's "Hotel"), Emmy and Golden Globe-winner James Brolin ("Catch Me If You Can," TV's "Hotel") and rock group Twisted Sister. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tim Burton ("Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"), written by Reubens and Emmy-winner Phil Hartman ("Saturday Night Live," "NewsRadio").
Two airheads, who are about to fail history class, are given the chance to take an epic trip through time. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in the most outrageous comedy in the history of history. With appearances by Napoleon, Beethoven, Socrates, Billy the Kid & Abraham Lincoln.
If there’s one show on Broadway that has everyone talking, it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. By now, the story behind the musical is fairly well known—Miranda conceived of the idea while reading Ron Chernow’s biography of the Revolution-era president in Mexico—and it’s been a hit with everyone from politicians to celebrities. Bill and Hillary Clinton, and A-listers like Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, and Julia Roberts have all taken in a show during its run at New York City’s Public Theater. Last night, Hamilton premiered on the Great White Way and a slew of stars including Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Marc Jacobs came out to celebrate the musical of the moment. To mark the occasion, Renée Elise Goldsberry, one of the stars of the show, took snap shots of her day starting with breakfast with her daughter to a post-production dance party with the Roots and a fireworks finale.
But if Didga was inclined toward performance, she still needed training.
Dollwet also says he’s worked with her tons, using “lots of patience and lots of well-timed food reinforcement.”
And sure, part of the point of putting Didga’s amazing repertoire on display is to advertise Dollwet’s training abilities. (He’s got a pet training business in Australia, now — his canine clients often hang out with Didga.)
But another big aim is getting the world excited about cats. Especially rescue cats like Didga, who currently fill shelters, and might get snatched up a lot faster if folks realized just how much more fun they could be having with their feline friends.
“Cats can learn all sorts of things as long as you have patience and knowledge to teach them the right way,” says Dollwet, who’s put up a couple dozen YouTube tutorials on cat training so you and your cat can enjoy all sorts of hobbies together as well.
Of course even the most precocious kitty needs some down time.
Dollwet probably doesn’t mean to brag too much here, either, but he really can’t help himself: Didga is top cat — a “great companion” — in that department, too. And he’s got an Instagram feed full of photos to prove it.
“Her tricks are taught over weeks, months, even years. Just a little bit every day,” Dollwet says. “The rest of the time is spent doing normal cat things around my house.”
Photographer Murad Osmann is famous for following his girlfriend around the world. Last weekend, he made a promise to hold her hand forever.
Osmann’s “Follow Me To” project began in 2012, when he started capturing images of girlfriend Natalia Zakharova holding his hand in different locales around the globe. After rising to Instagram fame and publishing a book in January, the two married on Saturday, June 6 in a gorgeous ceremony.
Osmann shared a snapshot from the nuptials along with a sweet message to his bride, writing, “I promise to hold your hand and tell you I love you every day for the rest of our lives.”
“We were all waiting for the moment to do the #followmeto shot right after the ceremony,” Osmann told The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday. “After we both said ‘yes,’ we [decided] to ask all the guests to participate in our photo … In the shot [on my account] I am reaching her hand and trying to follow her to the big red door that was a part of the ceremony decorations and we [used] it instead of the typical wedding arch. She is leading me to the new life and in the picture she is inviting me into it.”
Civilization in America is over. Braving the desert wastes is a lone wanderer, his destination: the legendary ruins of Los Angeles, a place from which few have ever returned. Joined by a mysterious gunslinger, a hook-wielding Mexican warrior and a spirited Southern gal, the crumbling city eventually reveals to him not only his destiny, but the true nature of humankind.
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