Friday, December 12, 2014

Secret Outlast™ Product Review

Product received at no charge to facilitate review.

It's no secret that I sweat a lot. Anyone who has ever met me at the gym has most likely noticed how wet I get after my workouts. While I know I could never find an antiperspirant that would keep my completely dry during a hard workout, I do want one that will keep me dry and odor free during the rest of the day.

Secret Outlast™ is good for odor protection on my regular days though it doesn't work as well during my hard workouts. What I like the most about Secret Outlast is that it glides on clear, eliminating white marks on my clothes. I have had to throw away good workout clothes because of deodorant stains before so I am happy to find a product that will keep me from tossing out another item. 

Secret Outlast goes on wet but dries quickly. I usually use a blow dryer on low for a few seconds to make sure it is completely dry before getting dressed for the day.

While the clear gel doesn't last as long as solid deodorant, it is nice to have a bottle around for those times I worry about my clothing. 

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

**Product received from the sponsor through BzzAgent at no charge. My opinions are based upon actual experience with the product.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cyber Week Special - Free Bracelet on Purchases over $25

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Hiking in Moab, Utah: Corona Arch

Corona Arch - Moab, Utah

Though Moab is close to Arches and Canyonlands National Park, you don't have to go inside the national parks to partake of Utah's beautiful arches. Corona Arch is near Moab and can be enjoyed at no charge.

Getting There: From Moab travel north on Highway 191. Cross the bridge to the Colorado river and about 1.3 miles past the bridge turn west onto State Road 279 also known as Potash Road. At 10.1 miles, the marked trail is on the North side (right) of the road. A gravel parking lot sits at the trailhead.

Length and Type: 1.5 miles one way or 3 miles round trip on constructed trail and slick rock. Good for beginner hikers. This is a hiking trail only. 

The Trail: At the trailhead, follow the constructed trail to the visitor register box near the railroad tracks. Cross over the tracks through the fence openings. 

Continue following the trail along the roadbed to a gap in the rim.

From the gap, it is important to look for the cairns which will mark the rest of the trail. Follow the cairns up the wash about 100 yards and then veer left. Continue following the cairns over a sandy pass, toward the base of a large cliff.

Follow the base of the cliff to the first safety cable and around to the second cable. Steps have been cut into the rock for easy climb and descent.
2nd cable with steps

From the top of the second cable,  climb the ladder over the ledge and follow the cairns along the slick rock. You will see Corona Arch as well as Bow Tie Arch to the left as you approach them.

Hiking shoes are recommended but a good pair of athletic shoes will suffice.

Corona Arch is also a popular destination for thrill seekers. It is billed as the world's largest rope swing. The BLM has tried to ban this and I do not recommend trying it as there have been deaths from miscalculating ropes. Not only that, but the ropes leave damage to the delicate rocks. When we hiked, there was a group of young adults jumping off the arch thus the climbing rope in the photo. Please do not try this without somebody who knows what they are doing.

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