Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fresh, March 29

 KUOW:  Hungry Sea Lions Pile Into The Columbia River.  The latest sea lion count in Astoria's East Mooring Basin was a record 2,340, shattering last year's record 1,420.  Read this...


 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Naked Eye Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2.  The stellar explosion is the brightest nova visible from Earth in over a year.  Read this...


 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Powers of Ten.  How different does the universe look on small, medium, and large scales?  Read this...


 Get Out and Hike!!!  Packit Gourmet - Dotties Chicken and Dumplings Review.  The ingredients are all high caliber from what I experienced.  Read this...


 Smoky Mountain News:  Grit and wonder: 2015's thru-hikers reflect on trail hardships and thrills.  "I think I'm the first person to ever try peanut butter with ostrich."  Read this...


 Jacob Emerick's Blog:  Red Hills and Needle Canyon.  My topo map was an old one, dating back to the '80s. As I climbed I wondered about the name of the trail and what it once was.  Read this...


 semi-rad:  Make Yourself A Damn Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich.  Maybe your favorite mountain athlete won the Death Race 100 eating nothing but Chocolate-Like flavored Science Gel, but that doesn't mean you have to eat it.  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  Confessions from the gear shed.  Backpacks sold: 4. Kept: 5. (I know. I know!)  Read this...


 Abraham Path:  Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty.  Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.  Read this...


 Maine Today:  Six-Moon Journey: Getting on with it just fine, leaving a trace for miles.  Help, help! Apparently he'd gotten lost getting back from the privy.  Read this...


 Exploration:Hawaii:  Hawaii To Shut Down All Hiking Trails, Cites Entire State As Being on Private Land.  The Governor has announced that beginning April 1, 2015, all of Hawaii's hiking trails will be closed to the general public until further notice.  Read this...


 PopUpBackpacker:  Rabid, the book.  Unlike Strayed, Zangle was an experienced backpacker when she started the PCT, she hiked the entire trail, she wasn't a drug abuser.  Read this...


 Trail Kit:  You.  You are the most terrific thing. Now get out there and hike.  Read this...


 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Orion Spring.  As spring comes to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, familiar winter constellation Orion sets in early evening skies.  Read this...


 KUOW:  'Yuck! This Tastes Like Wood!': Predators Fooled By Lark Decoys.  The 5-ounce decoys continued to disappear. A few were later found scattered about with talon marks.  Read this...


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