Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fresh, January 18

 NW News Network:  Adventurers Attempt Winter Thru-Hike Of Pacific Crest Trail.  "No forest fires or fire reroutes. Bountiful, clear, cold water, a mosquito-less Oregon and a beautiful coating of snow on every tree."  Read this...


 Wood Trekker:  Lonnie Dupre Successfully Completes Solo January Summit of Denali.  If cold weather travel is your thing, his book Life on Ice is excellent in my opinion and well worth a look.  Read this...


 Winter Campers:  Tipi Camping.  If you want to be warm — it can get very warm.  Read this...


 While Out Riding:  Fatbiking the Cusquenan Railtrail; Bolivia to Peru.  The more I tour, the more I'm smitten by these remarkable bikes, and the unparalleled scope they offer in terms of exploration — ample reward in my mind for their inevitable compromises on pavement and their extra heft.  Read this...


 Wenatchee Outdoors:  Wolves on Walkabout.  Biologist David Moskowitz recounted his adventure of following the 1200-mile-long trail of a wild wolf, from its birth place to its new territory in the hills near Ashland.  Read this...


 Wandering Virginia:  Hiking Shenandoah in Winter — One Southern Option.  You can substitute a really peaceful walk on the Skyline Drive for your planned hike. This can be great when there is snow on the ground.  Read this...


 Trail To Summit:  Dehydrate Sun Dried Tomatoes.  I know they're not really sun dried, but air dried doesn't sound as nice!  Read this...


 Trail Kit:  Being Above the Birds.  But then sometimes we are given a glance, just a moment, to stand on a mountaintop and look down at a bird.  Read this...


 The New Nomads:  What Does it Mean to be a Hiker Chick/Queen/Trash?  I'm not trash, I'm absolutely badass royalty out there.  Read this...


 SoCalHiker:  Inman 300: The World's First Urban Thru-Hike.  There is no trail or signs to follow, but there is a more-or-less official route.  Read this...


 Sobo-Hobo:  Done Did It.  I've made some funny decisions in life, but this one takes the cake for BEST in show.  Read this...


 Shepherd on the Trail:  Past thoughts on packing for a long hike.  Your backpack and what it contains is a very important part of your hike, as it will mostly be your home for a long period of time.  Read this...


 Seattle Backpackers Magazine:  SOL Escape Lite Bivvy Review.  It is not rugged, waterproof, or warm enough to be used for many of its intended purposes.  Read this...


 Faith is Torment:  Diamond Nights: Photos by Beth Moon.  Beautiful photos of ancient trees set against long-exposure backdrops of the Milky Way.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  How to have a successful hike.  It's not about planning. It's not about food. It's not about gear. Sorry.  Read this...


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