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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

February 7th, 2017|

Columbia OutDry Extreme ECO Jacket

At Columbia, their mission is to help you enjoy the outdoors longer. That's why they consider it their responsibility to be conscientious stewards of our shared environment. With this in mind we are excited to offer the OutDry Extreme ECO, a new rainwear technology that is now available at J&H. OutDry Extreme ECO is the [...]

February 1st, 2017|

The Stewards: Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

In the upcoming months we will be featuring different organizations who are helping to preserve and maintain some of our valuable wild places in Kentucky. To kick off the series I would like to introduce you to the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust. Founded in 1995, the KNLT is a state-wide land trust committed to preserving [...]

January 19th, 2017|

Late Winter 2017 Events at J&H

We have some exciting in store events coming up in early 2017 at J&H. A brief description of each can be found below. You can see more local and regional events on our calendar. January 26th at 6pm - Ragnar 101 Meeting - A representative from Ragnar HQ will be on hand to answer all your [...]

January 10th, 2017|

Beginner Run Training Plan

What better way to kick off the new year than train for a local running race. RaceRise is offering a FREE race entry to 50 people who have never participated in an organized race. All you have to do to qualify is email Bob@RaceRise.com and he will handle the details. To help you along this fitness [...]

January 5th, 2017|

How to Dress for Exercising in Cold Weather

Winter temps are upon us but that doesn't mean you have to confine yourself to the gym or treadmill. Here are some simple tips to make exercising outside more bearable when the mercury falls. Don't dress for the first 10 minutes. This is especially true for activities like running or fast hiking. If you pile [...]

January 3rd, 2017|

Shoe Review – Brooks Cascadia 12

Fans of past versions of the Brooks Cascadia will find a lot to like in this latest edition. The Cascadia 12 retains the BioMogo DNA midsole with the same 10mm offset. An improved Pivot Post system connects to create a stabilizing suspension system that includes a 5th pivot near the 1st metatarsal for improved flex [...]

December 31st, 2016|