Saturday, 29 September 2007

Trail Nov 07

There's something different about this month's Trail magazine. I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe a change of colour repro companies has made the photos look different. The cover has 2 chaps enjoying themselves out of doors,  map in hand, with the geekish-looking chap looking straight out at the reader, unable to hide his enthusiasm.

The first article proudly points out that more people watched "Mountain" than "Big Brother", and gives hints and tips to folk new to the outdoors. With great timing, "The Mission" is about boosting your navigation skills, and the next main article is about the hiking scene in the USA.

Sadly, my magazine was vandalised by trying to remove the glue that had been used to stick two cards to the pages. A silly move by the publishers, and just soooo last century. Luckily you don't have to tear your magazine apart to enter the various competitions.

"The Knowledge" has a column by Pete Macfarlane "a lighweight expert". Asterisk or no asterisk. Also some more information on gear shown at Friedrichshafen European OutDoor trade fair.

And Claire looks like she's being stalked in the photo on p111. Overleaf, there is a range guide to Arran, showing that there is plenty to do on the island.