Editors’ Take: Behind This Week’s Biggest Headlines

Each week, GearJunkie editors dive into the most provocative headlines of the week. Go beyond the story and hear our take on what’s making news.

Where are all the female park rangers? GearJunkie’s Mary Murphy and Sean McCoy discuss Yellowstone National Park’s hiring of the first female chief ranger in its 147-year history. Many women work in our nation’s parks, but no women so far have held the chief position at Yellowstone.

Earlier this year, the NPS also appointed the first female chief ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We hope to see more diversity in national parks ranger appointments in the future.

Have you heard about Leatherman’s new K Series pocket knife and want to know more? We break down all the tools in the newest Leatherman K2 and K4, including the magnetic features, serrated blade, and complete one-hand operability.

“For the everyday carry market … this is a great product,” editor Sean McCoy points out. Read the review and let us know what you think.

Finally, there’s some exciting news from Boa technology regarding how some of its closures can improve performance. The scientific study conducted by the University of Denver will be available before the end of the year.

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Editors' Take: Behind This Week's Biggest Headlines
Each week, GearJunkie editors dive into the most provocative headlines of the week. Go beyond the stories and hear our take on what's making news. Read more…

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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