On the Long Ranger Blog

From: "Long Ranger Express" <me@PROTECTED>
Date: November 6th 2023

Howdy Everyone,

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It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog:

Weekly Capers: 10/30/23 – 11/5/23

Bald Mountain
Monday Spin Bike, 1hr Tuesday Bouldering @ Movement, 1 hr Worked on a V7, but only mild progression. Later did a set of 12 pullups, which probably matches my all-time best. Happy with that, strangely. Spin Bike, 1hr Wednesday Backpack into Boreas Pass Time to tie up loose ends! The Loveland to Hoosier Pass Traverse […] Read More

La Sportiva Karacal and Jackal II: What’s the Difference?

Comparing the La Sportiva Karacal and Jackal II
At first blush, the La Sportiva Karacal and Jackal II look like very similar shoes, the only difference seemingly being the upper design. But that’s not true. What are the differences and why would you pick one over the other? What’s the Same? There are similarities between the Karacal and the Jackal II: the outsole […] Read More

La Sportiva Jackal II vs. Mutant: which one’s best for the Colorado Trail?

My favorite La Sportiva mountain running shoe is the Mutant, but for my last FKT attempt of the Colorado Trail, I picked the Jackal II. Why? Here are six reasons: Lower Weight The Mutant coming in at 320 grams (in size EU 42/US 9) is not a heavy shoe, but the Jackal II is only […] Read More

Until next time,

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