Camping & Hiking Expert Alex K.
Solo summit of Cascade in NY's ADKs
  • Alex K.

    Born in New Hampshire's White Mountains and later raised in New York's Adirondacks, hiking is in my blood and a primitive campsite is one of my happiest places. I am a trail runner and have competed in unsupported races up to almost 30 miles long.

    I am a journalist by trade (I have a degree in print & multimedia journalism) and have spent the last 10+ years writing about sports and most recently retail. I have been to two Olympics (as an intern in 2008, then a journalist in 2014), a straight-up sportswriter, an off-the-beaten path outdoor and recreation columnist, the managing editor of a leading nordic-skiing website (FasterSkier.com), co-founder and editor of a local mountain-bike magazine/trail guide, and copyeditor for The Orvis Company.

    I live and breathe for the outdoors. It clears the mind, keeps me energized, and helps me reconnect with life at its most basic level. The right gear helps, too, which is why I'm excited to share my lifetime of knowledge in camping, hiking, and trail running with you.

    49 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryCamping & Hiking Expert
    Customers helped457
    Home townFranconia, NH
    Favorite beerCommon Roots
    Current locationNew York's Adirondacks
    My QualificationOutdoor-recreation advocate
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    Reviewer: Rachel
    Rachel's experience with Alex
    I was hesitant I make my purchase, as it was a bit of an investment in equipment and hard to decide to complete the purchase, but Alex was really patient and helpful throughout my experience! I feel confident that she helped me find the best deal and I continue to feel comfortable with the purchase knowing that she’ll help ensure that I love my products. Thanks Alex, you’re the best!🎿
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 4, 2022
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    Reviewer: heather
    Alex is a super star!
    Alex took her time looking for a package of XC skis and bindings. She also found me a pair of boots that worked with the bindings. She found me a great deal similar to what I had seen when I surfed but tailored it to my needs. I felt more confident buying them with her input. XC skis are hard to find already and selling fast. Hit her up if you are looking for a deal or just can't find it in your size!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 22, 2021
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    Reviewer: Maia
    Made skate ski shopping a lot less intimidating
    Alex was incredibly helpful! She listened to many thoughts and concerns and helped me find a set up that I can learn and grow on for a great price. Looking forward to getting my new gear on the snow!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 6, 2021
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    Reviewer: Sarah
    Super helpful!
    Alex helped me pick XC skis, boots and bindings. She found great options for me as a beginner based on the type of terrain I’m planning on skiing on! I had no idea what i needed/wanted and she really helped guide me. Thanks Alex!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2021
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    Reviewer: mike dearing
    Alex is the best!
    I’ve been pestering Alex for months with questions about gear and she answered everyone with great suggestions, pics and advice. I finally selected and bought what I needed today and couldn’t be happier with the deal. I consider Alex a friend and look forward to working with her again! Thanks Alex!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 3, 2021
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    Reviewer: Halie
    Alex was a gem!
    Alex was so helpful in finding my first cross-country ski set. She guided me on what would work best in my area and then helped me find exactly what I was looking for. I strongly recommend working for her to find your gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2021
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    Reviewer: Rhonda
    Rhonda's experience with Alex
    Alex was so helpful. I’m new to cross country skiing and she stuck with me EVERY step of the way. I feel confident about hitting the backcountry with the set I acquired, thanks to her!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 11, 2022
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    Reviewer: Susan
    Like having a friend who happens to be an expert! t
    Alex understood what I was looking for and suggested good combinations for gear that gave me two options to decide between for touring or back county skiing. Actually, I haven't decided yet, but I feel confident that whichever way I go, I'll have great equipment.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 15, 2021
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    Reviewer: Molly
    Happy experience
    Alex is warm and friendly and understood right away what I was looking for. What she found had every feature I wanted, even though I hadn't spelled them all out to her.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 30, 2021
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    Reviewer: Brady
    Alex was excellent!
    Alex gave clear and timely advice. They answered all my questions clearly and had hands on experience that gave me confidence in their advice. All n all great customer service.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 20, 2021
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