Rhode Island has some of the best hiking trails for the average exerciser. Old railroad lines and jeep trails make for mostly flat courses, with some degree of incline and decline to add some intensity here and there. Goddard Park in East Greenwich, Arcadia in Exeter, and Rome Point in North Kingstown are just some of the trails my family and my dogs enjoy – anytime of year. When hiking on this and other trails, it is advised to wear appropriate footwear to help traverse some of the less than stable surfaces. Surfaces such as exposed rock, loose gravel, and other challenges such as mud, sand, and heavily wooded areas. For years, I have been a huge fan of Merrell shoes for all of my hiking adventures. And for years, I have relied on Eastern Mountain Sports for my Merrells as well as other gear for camping, outdoor activities, and more.
I was recently on the Eastern Mountain Sports website, www.ems.com, and read about some footwear that is definitely on my short list this holiday season. It is called SmartWool and I captured a description of it below:
“The SmartWool story started on the cold Colorado ski slopes some 20 years ago with the idea that toes didn’t have to be cold. One simple pair of Merino wool socks challenged the conventional wisdom and forever changed the way outdoor enthusiasts looked at their feet. SmartWool uses nature’s finest Merino wool to create year-round, temperature regulating socks, apparel and accessories. They put Merino where it matters most-next to your skin. Then they make it even smarter with innovative fabric technologies and designs. Whatever the adventure, SmartWool products allow people to do more of what they love, in extraordinary comfort.”
If you and your family enjoy the outdoors year round and are looking for expert advice, quality merchandise, and great bargains, I recommend visiting the Eastern Mountain Sports website. Their website is easy to read, there are tons of photos, and you can purchase online or visit a store near you. I have been shopping there for all my camping, hiking, and outdoor gear solutions for close to 20 years and have been a very satisfied customer. Again, their website is www.ems.com.
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