Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fresh, January 11

 National Geographic Proof:  Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World's Oldest Cave Art.  We share no language, no culture. The lives of those first European hunter-gatherers are so far removed from mine that they are unimaginable.  Read this...


 Italian Ways:  Fanes.  Born and raised in South Tyrol, Gustav Willeit photographs the massifs of the Fanes-Senes-Braies with rare sensitivity.  Read this...


 Nate in New Zealand:  Emberson Residence, Christhurch NZ.  If I can't safely finish this thing do I even want to continue?  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  Big Bend Outer Mountain Loop Part II: The desert.  There have been a few perfect campsites in my life...This site ranked right up there, five small clearings in the cactus, the Mexican mountains in the distance.  Read this...


 One Swedish Summer:  My Year And Gear 2014.  I'm surprised by the end of 2014 as to how much stuff I've acquired and run through!  Read this...


 BrawnyView:  Winter Survival Training In McCall.  Many forgot to chose one of several sleeping pads on display, though they elected to carry a 9 pound four season tent over a tarp or single wall.  Read this...


 The Uncalculated Life:  Tapon's Teton Route (TTR).  First the disclaimers: THIS IS MY BEST GUESS!  Read this...


 AnOther:  Elephant Foot Glacier.  The Elephant Foot glacier, found off the northeast coast of Greenland, is the result of the country being encrusted with a 2.565 quadrillion tonne ice sheet.  Read this...


 Adventure Inspired:  Trip Report: Winter Backpacking, Green Mountain National Forest.  The last and most important lesson? Attitude is everything.  Read this...


 Wood Trekker:  Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 Tent Long Term Review.  I have now been using the Direkt 2 tent for over a year, and wanted to give you some of my reasoning for choosing the tent, and my experience with it.  Read this...


 Appalachian Trials:  Tiny Terrors of the AT: Everything You Need To Know About Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease.  The real terror on the Appalachian Trail is the size of a sesame seed — or smaller.  Read this...


 Whiteburn's Wanderings:  More meals.  I've taken to just producing sauces rather than complete meals; I'll simply add 125g of pasta or quick cook rice to the ziploc just prior to going out to create a complete meal.  Read this...


 Going up the Khyber - My travels in the NZ bush:  Hiking Shoes vs. Hiking Boots: My personal thoughts on the boots vs. hiking shoe discussion..  Heavy boots are, well, heavy!  Read this...


 PilgrimChris:  Book Review: Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles – Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail by Chris Townsend.  To write a book of events over 30 years after experiencing them is no mean feat.  Read this...


 Keith Foskett:  The Pros ↦ Cons of using an Umbrella for Hiking.  A brolly can provide an excellent visual barrier for toilet stops. Doing your business in private is easy.  Read this...


 Hike Now, Work Later:  Trail Report - Willis Creek at the Grand Escalante Staircase National Monument.  The slot canyons looks completely different in the winter time, the frozen ice really gives it a more dramatic look!  Read this...


 Hiker Adventures:  5 Ways to Make Hiking With a Hangover Bearable.  5. Come Up With A Better Idea  Read this...


 A Taste For The Woods:  Interview: Austin, sightless backpacker.  Q: Austin, I understand you hunt. Could you explain what's involved in hunting for a blind person?  Read this...


 Bored Panda:  15+ Breathtaking Frozen Lakes, Oceans And Ponds, That Look Like Art.  How surreal is the fact that you can walk over this beauty!  Read this...


 Fubiz:  A Year of Photos of The Day by National Geographic.  "Follow the Water: Journey to the Heart of Norway," November 2013, Photographs by Erlend and Orsolya Haarberg.  Read this...


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