Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fresh, August 31

 The Bellingham Herald:  Access to Glines Canyon Dam site likely by end of year.  Dam removal will provide all five species of Pacific salmon and steelhead access to more than 70 miles of river habitat that had been blocked for more than 100 years.  Read this...


 HubPages:  Backpacking the Cranberry Lake 50 Trail in the Adirondacks.  The Cranberry Lake 50, known in hiking circles as the CL50, circumvents the amorphous and beautifully captivating Cranberry Lake. On the southern end of the loop, the trail ventures into the rugged Five Ponds Wilderness area, then parallels the beautifully winding Oswegatchie River.  Read this...


 Alice Hikes:  Across Oregon to the Columbia River.  Why don't PCT hikers talk about Oregon?  Read this...


 Unico Marketing:  A 500-mile solo hike cured my loneliness.  The journey began at an unassuming trailhead on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. It was early July, and the morning sun was already unpleasantly hot. I hoisted a 40-lb. backpack onto my shoulders, paused for a photo, and started walking.  Read this...


 The Big Trip:  Cycling Baltic States and Finland: Conclusion and lessons learned.  This was a Type I Fun trip: I liked the trip while I was doing it and I like it in hindsight. It was exactly what I had wanted.  Read this...


 Out there with Tom:  Across the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area: East to West, 90-miles in 6 days.  It was my third East to West trip across the Bob, one that I needed as an affirmation that at old age, 66 and counting, that I could still do something like this.  Read this...


 Cesar and the Woods:  Physical Fitness for Long Distance Backpacking: What I Do to Make Hiking (and Life) Easier.  One of my main reasons I try and stay in shape is to be able to not only continue to go on long hikes, but so that long hikes are relatively easy.  Read this...


 Van Vagabond:  Denali Backpacking – Eielson Loop and Bears.  Grizzly Bears were everywhere. There were blonde bears with cubs, fat bears feasting on berries, and even a dark brown bear which was, according to our bus driver, a "bad bear".  Read this...


 The Curvy Hiker:  Sugarloaf Hill — Knockmealdowns.  Towards the north-west the Galtee mountains are clearly visible, the choice of walks in the area are endless.  Read this...


 Outdoor Book Club:  The ultimate guide to planning a backpacking girlfriend getaway.  So where will your next ladies-only backpacking trip be?  Read this...


 The Cupolog:  Down the Trail.  The coin seemed unnatural. Its presence intrusive, almost offensive.  Read this...


 Peachy Hiker:  McConnell Lake Loop ~ Primitive Trail ~ in Desolation Wilderness.  Unmaintained, "PRIMITIVE", marked only with cairns, the McConnell Lake Trail helps you find numerous lakes hidden in the depths of Desolation Wilderness.  Read this...


 LotsaFreshAir:  Hot Ideas for Cold Feet.  I'm talking numb, aching ice-blocks attached to the end of my legs, kind of cold.  Read this...


 Endless Streams And Forests:  Sarek National Park — Day Four.  At the end of the trip a couple of folks took pictures of my shoes.  Read this...


 Trail Kit:  Spitting Off the Top of a Mountain.  You're on the top of the world, and below you are endless possibilities. One of those possibilities is to spit.  Read this...


 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Milky Way over Yellowstone.  The above picture is a 16-image panorama taken late last month.  Read this...


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