Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fresh, February 15

 BBC News:  Peaky blinders: Stunning images of winter at mountain tops.  Winter scenes on some of the UK's highest peaks.  Read this...


 The Washington Post:  Can scientists bring mammoths back to life by cloning?.  Working with elephants is not as simple as working with lab mice.  Read this...


 Scientific American:  U.S. Droughts Will Be the Worst in 1,000 Years.  The drying will be even more extreme than previously predicted — the worst in nearly 1,000 years.  Read this...


 One Swedish Summer:  Svalbard - Where I Went & What I Did! (Part 1).  I got some curious stares in London carrying my heavy pack with an apparent mini-scaffold strapped to it.  Read this...


 PilgrimChris:  How I Plan For a Hike Or, More Accurately, Don't.  I hike to leave all that behind!  Read this...


 Onna Voellmer:  Stewards, Teachers, and Angels...They're coming — Let them come have their time in nature...  Let "the trail" become the environmental classroom. Let the waves of more people schooled in nature multiply.  Read this...


 OMails:  "Wild" Debates About PCT Overcrowding (Part Two): Caches.  Many in the trail community have expressed fears that the trail will become overcrowded with people who aren't "real hikers."  Read this...


 Living High On Life:  Q&A: How to Calculate Pace.  After hiking together less than one week...I'd gone over to the dark side and become a pace-calculating fiend.  Read this...


 Lint Hikes:  Food...not just for making poop anymore!  Lately I've been drawn towards stoveless cooking, or the "soaking method" as it's sometimes called.  Read this...


 Just Two Hikers:  The Southbound Scoop: What you need to know about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Southbound..  With increasing numbers of hikers on the trail, it only makes sense to spread ourselves out and minimize our impact on the trail.  Read this...


 Jill Outside:  Sometimes it does get easier as you go.  Great experiences await on the other side of the wall.  Read this...


 Hiking the Trail:  Man's Favorite Meat Is Put to the Test — Infographic.  Whatever your favorite meaty snack may be, you're sure to get a kick out of this infographic.  Read this...


 Eating Miles for Breakfast:  On Foot Insoles.  He took one look at my bare feet, shook his head and said "Kristin. You have Gates feet.  Read this...


 To The Best Of Our Knowledge:  How Grizzly Bears Saved Doug Peacock's Life.  "You go up in wilderness and after 3 or 4 days something happens."  Read this...


 The PCT Trailside Reader:  Photo.  What will we dispense with this year?  Read this...


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