2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest.
A perfect occasion for people who are passionate about nature to enjoy unusual or majestic scenes.
'Ghost Forests' Appear As Rising Seas Kill Trees.
As seas continue to rise they seem certain to continue killing coastal forests, leaving only the specters of logs behind.
The Gear Caster:
A Hammock-Specific Sleeping Pad.
Lightweight and compact, the Hammock V is easy to pack and inflates faster than you can hang your hammock.
Double Layer or Single Layer Backpacking Hammocks? How to Choose Between Them.
How do you decide which hammock to get and what are the consequences of choosing one type over the other?
Hikers For Life:
This is Part 1 of a 3-part series about hiking backpacks.
Hiking in Finland:
The Week in Review 249.
"Real adventure is not polished. It's not the result of some marketing budget, there's no hashtag for it." — Kyle Dempster
How to tie your shoelace so that it doesn't come off [video].
Here is a quick tip by Swathi on how to tie a shoelace knot that doesn't come off.
Hunny: Ultralight Bear-Resistant Canisters.
Hunny Canisters are ultralight bear cans for reasonable prices, from $19 to $39.
Being a woman trek leader in the Himalayas.
It is said that once you have lived in the mountains, they are yours and you theirs forever. What you do in life does not matter, you belong to them.
How even the most experienced trekkers can get lost in the mountains.
He was not in contact with anyone. Saranbir was missing.
Intimate Photographs of Tiny Creatures in Human Hands.
When I first saw these photographs by Portland artist Tamara Lischka, I wasn't sure if what I was looking at was real.
Klymit 'Hammock V' Pad.
Our good friends at Klymit have gotten their new 'Hammock V Pad' up for sale.
Mountain, Coast, River:
Tide Time: Ocean Rhythms on Orkney Shores.
By the time I finished the kayak down Orkney, I'd picked up some wonderful mementos.
Mountainsmith Mayhem 45 Backpack Gear Review.
Mountainsmith's Mayhem 45 gets about as close to checking all of the boxes of any pack that I've tried to date.
I Heart Pacific Northwest:
Mount Hood backpacking.
Camping at Cairn Basin with a day hike to McNeil Point
Washington Trails Association:
Sharing the Trails and Staying Safe in Hunting Season.
Hikers and hunters actually have a lot in common.
Tales of a Mountain Mama:
Ode to the Outdoor Skirt.
Most days I am in a skirt. With leggings or shorts. Because I can.
The Mountains Are Calling:
On loneliness and solo adventures.
By now loneliness is an old companion, who slides in, puts an arm around my shoulders, and then moves on.
These Jolting Ads from 1968 Catalyzed the Modern Gun Debate.
"More and more people are buying guns to protect themselves from more and more people who are buying guns."
It's a Wrap: Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness.
The Hundred is made up of two distinctly different trips of approximately 50 miles each.
What animals would look like if they had eyes at the front.
A creepy series of shoops.
By Jana Sternback.