M.J.  Schauer

M.J. Schauer

Gunnison, Colorado or anywhere in the Rockies

M.J. Schauer's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Snowshoeing
Skiing

M.J. Schauer's Bio

Having raised three adenaline-seeking children and sending them off to college, my husband & I can now persue OUR intrests. They include, but are not limited to: Alpine skiing, telemark skiing, Nordic skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, camping, backpacking, fly fishing, biking. I runn three or more miles a day with our dog. Yoga is a must!
The kids are all backcountry free-heelers. So far, I perfer chairlifts, but our kids are pretty persistant and I expect that we will probably be joining them one day soon. I have tried climbing with our kids, but so far, I have not been able to get over my fear. While skiing is my true passion, fly fishing is my husbands. He ties his own flies and fishing is a 12 month sport for him. We live outside of Chicago, but spend as much time as possible in and around Gunnison. Someday soon, Gunni will be home.

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M.J. Schauer wrote a review of on April 15, 2011

5 5

If you don't have a down jacket get one. Now. I can not believe how light this coat feels when you put it on and how warm it is.I ordered the zinc color and I really like it. Looks great when paired up with the Stoic pink bombshell. I ordered a small and it fit just a little on the big side, better too big than too Small! I will use this jacket all year- it's so light it will be my backpacking jacket for sure!

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M.J. Schauer wrote a review of on April 15, 2011

4 5

ok- I have to admit I have a little problem. I can't stop buying jackets. This one is definately my current favorite! I paired it up with the Isis down sweater and was toasty on the -15 degree days in Crested Butte! By itself, very comfortable on the bluebird spring days. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the thumb holes do not line up comfortably. The VERY nice folks at SAC sent me a second one, but the same issue. (Maybe my thumbs are in the wrong place??) Other than that this coat is the bomb! Stands up well to my abuse: trees, rocks, etc. I am 5'4" and 120 lbs. the small fits just how I like- not to snug, long arms, a very nice fit. The pink is such a fun color.

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M.J. Schauer wrote a review of on May 18, 2009

4 5

This shirt is very light on the skin. After a day of fishing - and actually catching!- I wasn't done in the water, but I did not want to be in the sun anymore. I put this on uder my vest a little afraid if it would be comfortable. Forgot about that concern after the first cast. I'm 5'4" 125 and the small fits great. I like that it doesn't have shirt tails cuz it looks great tucked in or out. Nice added feature- the two zipper pockets!

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M.J. Schauer wrote a review of on May 8, 2009

5 5

I have been on these shoes for two years. I average 2-3 miles a day, 5 days a week (when there is snow. I have a black lab and he loves to romp in the snow). These shoes are very easy to put on. They are not too long and are great in dense woods or in open fields with deep snow. I have not had a backpack on when I use them. I think for longer overnight hikes, a longer pair would be more suitable. This price is really good!!

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M.J. Schauer wrote a review of on May 6, 2009

5 5

When I took up telly skiing, my husband could not figure it out. I explained that tlley to alpine was like fly fishing to spin casting . He then bought me these boots for Christmas. He so gets it now. When I wear these, I adjust them after my first run- tighten htem up a bit. Then they are good to go for the rest of the day. Even apres ski or tail gating after rippin' it up, I do not need to adjust or loosen. Definately go through the steps to have them fitted properly, it takes about 40 minutes, but worth it. Euro sizing is very true, do dont need to go up a size. One more suggestion: one pair of light merino socks is all you need.

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