Hey there, thanks for visiting my website all about walking sticks – actually, lets get one thing straight – most people call them walking poles but the domain name wasn’t available 🙂
So, who am I – well my name is Earl…Earl Jones to be precise and I am a fanatical walker based in beautiful Oregon, in the north west of the United States.
I have been a keen trail walker since I hit the ripe old age of 50 (that was a few years ago now) and, since I have a bit of time on my hands now, I decided to start up this website. You see, when I started out walking for fun in the 1980s I was young and didn’t need any of the fancy equipment that we have nowadays. I would just throw some food into a knapsack, pull on my walking boots and head off into the hills. Life was so much simpler back then.
However, as I got older, the boots had to be more comfortable, jackets more technical and, of course I found that I benefited immensely from the use of walking poles. They helped my balance, endurance and, ultimately, my enjoyment of the whole thing.
So, when I went to buy a set I just headed to the local store, paid way too much and got a pair that weren’t right for me. A light bulb went off in my head – why not help others who have had the same experience by reviewing the best walking poles on the market and by answering some of the questions that I had when looking for a pair. This site was born.
So, I hope you find it useful, as always, if you would like to get in touch and share experiences, tips or just ask for some advice, please feel free to fill out the contact form and I’ll do the best I can to get back to you.
Happy walking folks