Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fresh, May 1

 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand.  What kind of clouds are these?  Read this...


 National Geographic:  On the Prowl.  Photograph by Drew Rush with the National Park Service.  Read this...


 SBNation:  Unclimbable.  I could sit here with my notebook and pen, in the alternating sun and fog, listening and watching, soaking up all the secrets that the Cirque was willing to share.  Read this...


 Italian Ways:  Eight Alpine lakes, eight wonders to see.  Eight precious pearls that sparkle in the country's northern mountains.  Read this...


 California Sunday:  Gold Dust.  More than 20 species of wildflowers have bloomed in Death Valley — a once-in-a-decade event.  Read this...


 The Leap:  The Strange Journey of the World's Worst Smell.  Today's story is about a very bad smell: the smell of butt crack with a hint of dead animals, to quote its inventors.  Read this...


 Boredpanda:  I Went On A Solo Adventure Through The Dolomites To Improve My Photography.  It was all absolutely worth it.  Read this...


 My Modern Met:  Secluded Tiny Cabin on Skis Offers Incredible Views of Dolomite Mountains.  The Starlight Room, located near Cortina, Italy at an altitude of 6,742 feet (2,055 meters) is an unforgettable accommodation.  Read this...


 National Geographic:  Watch a Florida Panther Pass Within Inches of a Hiker.  Warning: This video includes strong language at the end.  Read this...


 The Register:  Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe.  It turned out it's still winter at 4,411 feet.  Read this...


 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:  Quadriplegic man seeks his chance to live out a dream.  Tto hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail.  Read this...


 The Denver Post:  What happened when a Colorado mom let her 11-year-old hike ahead by herself.  "I told her that I was fine and that my mom was behind me, but she wouldn't leave me alone."  Read this...


 Hiking the JMT:  I will be hiking the JMT SOBO in July, 2016. I feel incredibly lucky..  I'm a hiker from Vermont who currently lives and works in South Korea.  Read this...


 Brown Girl on the (P)CT:  Useful Links.  Long Distance Backpacking | Equipment | Race/Gender/Privilege 101 | Hiking While Brown  Read this...


 Oregon Natural Desert Association:  Mary "Fireweed" Kwart Preps for the Oregon Desert Trail.  We rescheduled Hayduke Trail completion for the spring of 2017. I looked around for a trail to do this spring — the ODT filled the bill.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:  The Latest from the Research Arm of the Trail.  ...young people hike more miles per day (r2=0.38)...older people have more experience (r2=0.33)...  Read this...


 Cesar and The Woods:  Update and Improvements to My Favorite DIY Shelter.  I thought it would be good to write another post that focuses on this fairly easy and very cheap project.  Read this...


 littlegrunts:  Canyoning Niger Stream.  I gripped the rope in both hands, nodded at my guide, and headed down into the rushing water.  Read this...


 Sectionhiker:  Massdrop 20 Degree Ultralight Down Quilt Review.  An excellent value and a good buy for a first quilt.  Read this...


 dirtmonger:  Sky Island Traverse.  Mountain ranges resembling an archipelago, or the Sky Islands.  Read this...


 Bogley Outdoor Community:  Trip Report PINTAC.  The terrain is up and down on slick rock.  Read this...


 American Prairie Reserve:  Build Your Park  Creating the largest nature reserve in the continental United States.  Read this...


 A Blog on the Landscape!:  Custom Cone Windshield for Meths stoves..  So today i tried it out with my 12-10 stove.  Read this...


 Exposure:  River of Dreams.  Traversing Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness  Read this...


 The Outdoor Society:  Ten Awesome Bridge Crossings in Olympic National Park.  Take some time, read the descriptions, daydream over the images.  Read this...


 National Geographic:  Capturing the Wildness of Wolves in Yellowstone.  Wolves are elusive and hard to pin down.  Read this...


 Paradise From My Porch:  Nine Years in the Mud Hut.  My inheritance from my father was one very rusty van that I plan on turning into a chicken coop.  Read this...


 Phaidon:  Magnus Nilsson's incredible Nordic landscapes.  See what happens when a brilliant chef takes his camera on a journey through the Nordic region.  Read this...


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