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New Dealers – December
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New Dealers – December

Check out the latest addition to the MK Dealer family! Happy Trails Outdoor Goods 2023 Knickerbocker Rd San Angelo, TX 76904 806-239-5076 http://www.happytrailsshop.com/

Fall Adirondack Mountain Canoe-Camping
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Fall Adirondack Mountain Canoe-Camping

Kevin Estela | MK Ambassador

New England is rich with history and one mountain range in particular has hosted countless outdoorsmen over the years, the Adirondacks. Home to 6 million square acres of land, the Adirondack State Park is the largest protected area in the country including Yellowstone National Park. There are endless hiking trails, “ponds” the size of lakes, 46 high peaks and plenty of places where time seems to stand still. The Adirondacks are an outdoors playground for the adventurous. As beautiful as the landscape is, it is also very dangerous and extreme weather conditions are common. Regardless, nature in its most raw form can be found in its seemingly untouched woods. It is here I frequently venture to step back in time to an era without modern annoyances like traffic, mixed up drive through coffee orders, bills and quasi celebrity marriages and quickie divorces in the news.

Summer and Fall Recap
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Summer and Fall Recap

Ok, I have been informed that I have been off the radar for a while and need to update my “MK Livin” status.

Let’s see, Wow, it has been a long time…….my last post on MK was our aircraft recovery in Antarctica. Since then it’s been a whirlwind with periods of much needed “Colorado Livin”. After the plane recovery we did a self supported overland journey through South Africa and Namibia. We crossed the Kalahari Desert via Land Rover and were blown away by it all (and yes, MK shorts were the attire of choice) Spent Christmas and New Years under the vastness of it all!

Mike Tayloe | MK Ambassador

Next was the Overland Expo in AZ: Great to see MK is on board with the Expo folks! We presented a slide show at the Expo of our Antarctic expedition and got to know a lot of great folks in the overlanding world.

Sporting Clay Shoot
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Sporting Clay Shoot

Brian Larson | MK Ambassador

My Alpine Utility Pants had a busy week recently. They decided to unwind after work on Friday with a Sporting Clay shoot raising scholarship funds for the Dallas chapter of the SPE. After a decent shoot and a night’s sleep, they were dusted off Saturday morning to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Dallas’ Fair Park neighborhood, putting up siding and soffits. Then after a quick run through the laundry (finally!) they were my go-to pant for the DFW Oilman 3-Gun Tactical Shoot, competing in AR-15, pistol and shotgun events to raise over $30k for the charity Homes for our Troops to build handicaped accessible homes for wounded veterans. The AUPs were great for all three events, kneeling, climbing, running, etc. Pockets worked to hold tools, shotgun shells, empty and full magazines. I know I don’t have another pair of pants that would have help up all three days!

 

How Do You MK? Steve Michel
How Do You MK?

How Do You MK? Steve Michel

I recently wore my Alpine Utility Pants on a grueling hunt in Eastern Oregon. The pants held up great through the thickest sage, scrub brush and thorny bushes. Navigating over barbed wire cow fences near “critical areas” was a breeze. I think you could rename these the Mountain Khaki Upland […]