Friday, March 14, 2014

Top 5 Outdoor Destinations to Visit in 2014

With the cold winter weather starting to slowly fade around North America, it’s time to start planning for your springtime excursion outdoors. North America is home to some of the most beautiful outdoor destinations, ski resorts, and natural parks on the planet, so let’s review a handful of them here.
  1. Grand Teton National Park - Home to Jackson Hole, the popular ski resort, Grand Teton National Park is located in the northwestern part of Wyoming and spans over 300,000 acres. It also features the famous Teton Range which is a popular destination for mountaineers. Interested in a camping trip? Grand Teton features five different campgrounds that can be accessed by vehicle. The park also has plenty of options for boating and fishing.
  2. Yosemite National Park - Considered one of the gems of American wildlife, Yosemite has been a popular destination for millions of outdoor enthusiasts each and every year. 2014 will be no different with droves of visitors sure to take in sights like Vernal Fall, gigantic redwood forests, Glacier Point, and Half Dome.
  3. Garibaldi Provincial Park - Head north of the border to Squamish, British Columbia where you’ll enjoy a range of relaxing and adventurous outdoor excursions. A perfect spot for combination hikes like snowshoeing and skiing, the Squamish area of this provincial park is dotted with beautiful mountain ranges and pristine lakes.
  4. Yellowstone National Park - This list wouldn’t be complete without Yellowstone. Spanning Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, Yellowstone National Park is home to popular features like Old Faithful, the geothermal geyser. Spanning over 2 million acres and lush with rivers, lakes, canyons, and wildlife, Yellowstone is surely not a destination to miss in 2014.
  5. Acadia National Park - Perched on the shores of Maine, Acadia National Park is a change of pace from many of the western parks listed above. Where else would you be able to hike up mountains, enjoy a day on sandy beaches, and sail along the Atlantic coastline all in one park? Featuring plenty of ponds, peninsulas, islands, and breathtaking views, Acadia offers up a touch of the ocean breeze mixed with the tranquility of wooded forests.
Wherever you go on your outdoor trip this year, be sure to prepare accordingly. Consider all safety measures, plan your day-to-day hiking routes and activities, and stock up on supplies with KL Mountainshop!

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Review of The North Face Women’s Venture Jacket

the north face women's venture jacket
One of the most popular rain jackets available for sale at KL Mountainshop, the women’s Venture jacket by The North Face is the perfect blend of protection against the elements without all of the added weight and bulk.

Not only is this women’s rain jacket lightweight and weather-resistant, it’s also on the cutting edge of outerwear technology. Designed with natural castor oil in its outer shell, the Venture jacket reduces the use of petroleum products in its creation by 50% and improves the waterproof properties of The North Face’s patented HyVent DT fabric.

Some features of the women’s Venture jacket by The North Face include:

- Lightweight build of less than 12 ounces
- Fully adjustable hood
- Completely collapsible shell for compact storage during non-use
- 12 different colors for personalized look

    The North Face women’s Venture jacket is an affordable option when you need a light layer of warmth and protection against the coming spring rains. Available at KL Mountainshop for $99 or less and with free shipping, the women’s Venture jacket by The North Face is a great gift option this season or a sleek, stylish upgrade to your own outerwear wardrobe.