Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fresh, May 22

 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Halo from Atacama.  Influenced by the strong Pacific El Nino, cloudy skies have more often come to Chile's high Atacama Desert this season.  Read this...


 Vox:  Yellowstone's grizzlies: We have to learn to live with them.  Meriwether Lewis wasn't used to bears chasing him.  Read this...


 Richard Hikes:  Jordan Craters.  So, 2 cars full of self-congratulating would-be backpackers left the highway just past the small town of Jordan Valley, and crawled along 18 miles of rough dirt roads.  Read this...


 The Mountaineers:  Chelan Lakeshore Trail.  Sunny and warm when the Puget Sound is gloomy, this 18 mile trail delivers constantly changing views of Lake Chelan all the way.  Read this...


 Andrew Skurka:  Salewa Lite Train Trail Running Shoe.  Robust design and impeccable construction.  Read this...


 Signpost Blog:  Blister Woes? New Study Suggests Paper Tape Might Help Your Toes.  A recent study from Stanford Medicine has brought some new insight.  Read this...


 Trail Recipes:  Cookbook Launch: Good Food for Outdoor Adventures.  You'll find over 100 new and all-time favourite recipes for everything from snacks to desserts, as well as tips on trail baking and food dehydrating.  Read this...


 eathomas:  Hike Like a Girl Weekend Was Awesome. Now Let's Make Some Societal Change.  If a protester walks in the woods, does it create any change?  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  MSR Freelite 2 Backpacking Tent Review.  While it's a nicely appointed tent, it's also pretty expensive.  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  Two Great Lightweight Backpacking Gear Lists.  These Two Great Lightweight Backpacking Gear Lists, 5 Pound or 9 Pound, will save you a lot of pack-weight but still keep a smile on your face.  Read this...


 The Ultimate Hang:  Hammock Bliss Sky Bed Bug Free 2016 Review.  For me, the biggest improvement is definitely the bug netting design and zipper configuration.  Read this...


 Keith Foskett:  A Straight Jacket Syndrome — The ZPacks Sleeping Bag Review.  It's more about the breathability, and the ZPacks excels here.  Read this...


 Another Long Walk:  Day 10: Civilization! Wonderful civilization!.  Vizzavona--the only "real" town the trail goes through along the trail.  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  Study: Camping Tents Could Be Toxic.  Campers and backpackers may be exposing themselves to the adverse health effects of flame retardant chemicals.  Read this...


 Jill Outside:  More fog (actual fog).  "Colorado has 300 days of sun!" Beat would exclaim.  Read this...


 Bedrock & Paradox:  The old West Lakes trail.  If you look at old maps of Glacier National Park you see that 80 years ago there were many more miles of trail.  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  Bison Calf Euthanized After Tourists Put In Vehicle.  They thought the calf looked cold.  Read this...


 The Summit Register:  Budgeting for Your Next Thru-Hike.  Statistics show that for any given trail, the dropout rate is between 60% to 90%.  Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  Ultralight Trail Kit Photo Contest Winner.  Congratulations to Andrew "Reptar" Forestell.  Read this...


 Summit Register:  Recycling MSR IsoPro Fuel Canisters.  How do you recycle fuel canisters?  Read this...


 PopUpBackpacker:  Disclosure & Self-Reliance.  Reviews can be useful, but the final decision to purchase or pass lies in the brain of the reader.  Read this...


  Bogley Outdoor Community:  Glen Canyon National Rec Area Backpack April 25-28,2016.  This is a little travelled area.  Read this...


 Eric and Jolie's Blog:  Spring trip to Canyonlands.  This is one of the narrow sections of the Chesler Park trail called the "joint".  Read this...


 Gossamer Gear:  Stoveless Cooking: The Crotch Pot.  This third option between stoves and no-cook is the brainchild of Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski.  Read this...


 Earth Porm:  Insane Mountain Goat Photos That Prove They're the World's Best Climbers.  Mountain goats can obviously climb, but did you realize what amazing climbers they actually are?  Read this...


 Atlantic Monthly:  A Trip to Patagonia.  Getty Images photographers recently captured scenes from across Patagonia-a beautiful, sparsely populated region that spans Argentina and Chile.  Read this...


 AwakenWithJP:  If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans.  Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35  Read this...


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