Larry Hall

Larry Hall

The cacaphonous parks of Chicago; the beautiful trails of southern Wisconsin and any mountain trail on our trips out west.

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Larry's Passions

Running
Climbing

Larry's Bio

After twenty years or so of exploring and climbing in South America and Asia, I started running ultras in 1999. My wife, Beth and I travel coast to coast running new races or returning to old favorites. I was on the Montrail Ultrarunning team and was an inaugural member of the Wasatch Speedgoat Mountain Racing Team. Trail running and racing refreshes my mind, brings joy to my spirit and occasionally allows my body to surprise me. Most importantly, I always get a "jump in my giddyup" and will never tire of seeing Beth cross the finish line.

Larry Hall

Larry Hall wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

5 5

THE perfect jacket for trail running. Ultra light weight and crunches down to nothing(I carry a Nathan double bottle waist pack with the little pocket between the bottles; the Houdini and ubiquitous garbage bag fit nicely). It's not waterproof but, when used with a garbage bag it is the bomb. Have used it for all of my mountain hundreds for years.
Get one and use it.

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Larry Hall

Larry Hall wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

5 5

Having climbed for many years I was used to using a "heavier" set of extendable poles that always seemed to collapse at the wrong time. I heard about the BD Distance poles and talked to other ultrarunners who had used them. I bought a pair specifically to use at Hardrock in 2011. Showed up three weeks early to acclimate and do course marking. Used the poles every day. 2011 brought a lot of snow to the course and poles were very helpful. The first thing you notice about the poles is the complete absence of weight. You almost forget they are in your hands. Although the poles are extendable, there are no screwing mechanisms to fail. The way the poles fold up and out is almost foolproof. Once extended, the internal "green ooze" provides a bomber lock. For their light weight, the poles are very durable(although the one mishap we saw during the course marking resulted in a snapped pole for a friend when he postholed in deep snow, lost his balance, and levered the pole in the snow, snapping it off; but BD replaced it immediatley). Despite that, these are great poles for running in the mountains. Buy 'em.

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