About Jim Johnson

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Chasing Waterfalls in the Big South Fork

Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and additional rainfall which means waterfalls and wildflowers in our area. One of the best loops for seeing an abundance of both is the Yahoo Falls Loop in the Big South Fork River & National Recreation Area. The highlight of this 10 mile loop is Yahoo Falls, the [...]

2017-03-22T21:18:52+00:00 March 21st, 2017|

J&H Is Getting A Makeover

Dear J&H Customer, We have a big surprise in store for all of our great customers. Without giving too much away, our store at 189 Moore Dr. will be temporarily closed from March 19th through March 31st for a major renovation. Don't worry, we will have a temporary store set up at 149 Moore Dr. [...]

2017-03-14T19:35:02+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

Chasing Waterfalls in Eastern Kentucky

The area around Rockcastle and Jackson counties is home to three of the more scenic waterfalls in Kentucky. Flat Lick Falls, McCammon Falls, and Anglin Falls are all easily viewed in a day and are family friendly as none requires a long and rugged hike. Distance from Lexington is approximately 70 miles to the [...]

2017-03-06T02:48:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

Yeti Hopper Two

The Hopper Two expands on the leakproof, portable, ultra-durable design of the original Hopper. With a couple of tweaks to the Hopper body, they improved the cold-holding power, made loading (and unloading) easier, and increased visibility. They also changed the body shape for more comfortable hauling. The Hopper Two is still the same leakproof portable [...]

2017-02-23T22:25:26+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Fayettechill Now Available at J&H

Fayettechill is located in the iconic Smokehouse at the base of Mt. Kessler in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. The Smokehouse is home to a dedicated team of designers, developers, and producers who create Fayettechill’s clothing and culture. Fayettechill is a family first and a brand second. They pride themselves on being more than just co-workers. [...]

2017-02-23T22:30:43+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

New Product: Garmont

We are pleased to now offer the Garmont line of footwear at J&H. Founded in 1964 in Italy, Garmont is a premier performance footwear brand for mountaineering, hiking and other outdoor pursuits.  Garmont is committed to researching and applying cutting edge materials, technologies and innovations to its product design and development. Integrating the latest [...]

2017-03-02T00:40:13+00:00 February 21st, 2017|

The Stewards: Sheltowee Trace Association

Photo courtesy of Greg's Images Our series featuring some of The Stewards of our wild places in Kentucky continues with the Sheltowee Trace Association. The STA was formed in the fall of 2009 when a group of concerned outdoor enthusiasts met with the United States Forest Service in Winchester to discuss the needs of the [...]

2017-03-09T23:14:32+00:00 February 14th, 2017|

New Product: Mystery Ranch Packs

We are now proud to offer the Mystery Ranch line of packs. A product-driven company from the beginning, Mystery Ranch designs packs for the job that needs to get done, for the people committed to doing it, with the best materials available and the most durable construction methods that exist. Founded by Dana Gleason, formerly [...]

2017-02-14T17:16:38+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

Vasque Breeze III Review

The Vasque Breeze III just arrived at J&H. Always one of our best selling hiking boots this version stays true to it's roots while offering improvements in several areas. The lightest Breeze to date is built with 2mm waterproof nubuck leather and an abrasion resistant air mesh upper designed to maximize breathability. Molded toe and [...]

2017-02-07T22:20:55+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

Spring 2017 Gear & Beer

Gear & Beer is back! The date is April 22nd from 11am to 5pm at our store. Our presenting sponsor is Chaco and our beneficiary is Kentucky Natural Lands Trust. For $10 you will receive a custom J&H Lanmark pint glass, two drink tickets, and a raffle ticket to be entered to win one [...]

2017-02-07T21:22:49+00:00 February 7th, 2017|