4 seasons with WoolX

In one of those end-of-the-year moments spent browsing through photos from the last year, it occurred to me how often we had on a WoolX garment in the shot. Across the world over four seasons, we donned our WoolX through all temperatures and conditions. It was another 100+ nights on the road in 2015 and WoolX was always in our bags because it travels well, is comfortable, can be hand washed in a hotel sink, and it looks really good.

A visual recap of our year in WoolX

Spring 2015

Hiking at Lake Tahoe

Kim wearing WoolX while hiking on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Kim wearing WoolX while hiking on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

This section of the Tahoe Rim Trail is such a beautiful hike! The trailhead is off of Mount Rose highway, and 5 miles out on the trail is the perfect spot for lunch overlooking the lake. It is simply gorgeous.

We love WoolX for hiking, since it breathes well and can be layered. On this day, we layered a long-sleeved mid-weight top over a lightweight short-sleeved top that kept us warm in the chilly morning, then cool when the day started to heat up.

Greg wearing WoolX mid-weight shirt while hiking at Lake Tahoe
Greg wearing WoolX mid-weight shirt while hiking at Lake Tahoe
© Chasing Light Media

Summer 2015

Europe

Kim Hull, WoolX, Rome, Italy
Kim Hull, WoolX, Rome, Italy
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

We headed to Europe in June to roam around before the Tour de France. Our first stop was Rome – such a wonderful, historic city. I’d read on the Vatican website that the Pope would be leaving in the early hours for a flight on one of the days while we were in Rome, so we hiked a few miles across Rome in the wee hours of the morning only to find his trip was cancelled.

The reward for our early rise hike was pretty amazing – watching the sun rise over an empty St. Peter’s Square on a Sunday morning. After Rome we hit Milan, Venice, Vienna, Zurich, Paris and then, it was time to get to work in Utrecht.

Le Tour de France

Kim Hull working at Tour de France 2015 Stage 12
Kim Hull working at Tour de France 2015 Stage 12
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

The 2015 Tour de France began in Utrecht and traveled through Belgium for two stages, before entering France. The Tour is 21 stages and two rest days, with most days beginning in one location and ending in another. It is exhausting, a ton of work and truly spectacular. I documented stage 3 in “A Day Covering the Tour de France and all of our coverage is on our pro cycling publication, CyclingPerspective.

The temperatures ranged from shivering cold to extremely hot – and France can be brutally humid. With one roller bag each and access to a washing machine only once during the entire month it was WoolX to the rescue. When you change hotels every night, there’s only a little time for drying – the good news, WoolX dries in a couple of hours. Simply wash, hang to dry and it looks perfect.

Washing WoolX in Cannes, France Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
Washing WoolX in Cannes, France
Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Fortunately we did have a couple of rest days on a few stops along the Tour that allowed for a bit of exploring, such as…

A stay on a gorgeous horse ranch in northern France.

Hostellerie De La Hauquerie - Chevotel, Quetteville, France, Tour de France 2015
Kim Hull in WoolX at Hostellerie De La Hauquerie – Chevotel, Quetteville, France, Tour de France 2015
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Some relaxation time in Cannes, France.

Greg Hull wearing WoolX, Cannes, France
Greg Hull wearing WoolX, Cannes, France
Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

A bit of hiking in the Alpes.

Kim Hull, The Alpes, France
Kim Hull, The Alpes, France
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Fall 2015

Santa Anita Park

Greg Hull, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California
Greg Hull, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California
Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

In October, we headed to New Mexico and southern California where we spent a day at the historic and beautiful Santa Anita race track.

Home to both 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, and the horse the world fell in love with, Seabiscuit, our day at Santa Anita Park was a blast – and the views of the San Gabriel Mountains were amazing – especially from the roof above the press box!

Hiking Lake Tahoe

Kim and Greg Hull in WoolX, Lake Tahoe
Hiking Lake Tahoe
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Returning to Tahoe, we hit the trail again for a hike at one of the prettiest places you can find to hike on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe at Eagle Falls above Emerald Bay. It was Halloween and it turned out that would be the final hike of the fall as El Niño rolled in during November and the snow began to fall.

Winter 2015

Skiing Lake Tahoe

Opening day at Mt Rose Ski resort, Lake Tahoe
Opening day at Mt Rose Ski resort, Lake Tahoe Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Finally a ski season where it snowed early and often! Mt Rose opened on November 11 and we were on the hill for some sun, snow and skiing!

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

As the snow continued to pile up, we headed to the Caribbean for a few weeks of island hopping, sailing, resort shoots and even some horseback riding and swimming in Bonaire.

Greg Hull, Rancho Washikemba, Bonaire
Greg Hull, Rancho Washikemba, Bonaire
Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Skiing Lake Tahoe

Then, it was back to Tahoe for one of the best winters of skiing in memory. The snow continues to fall and we are making our way around nine of the fabulous Lake Tahoe ski resorts – and wearing our WoolX base layers as we go.

It’s been almost a year since we became WoolX Brand Ambassadors because we loved their soft, comfortable products and, looking back at the past year, we can add high-performing to the list as well. Here’s to a fabulous 2016 and all it will bring!

Kim Hull, Northstar Ski Resort at Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California
Kim Hull, Northstar Ski Resort at Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

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