Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fresh, February 8

 Katmai National Park & Preserve Alaska:  Birth of a Brown Bear.  They give birth to very small, vulnerable offspring and nurse them in the protective environment of the den.  Read this...


 KUOW:  Northeast Washington Politicians Propose To Relocate Wolves Westward.  "Most of the people speaking in favor of wolves are not in the area affected. I would personally not like to see anybody go through the pain we're seeing in our area."  Read this...


 Campendium:  Where do you want to camp?  RV Parks, Free Camping, National Parks, National Forests, State Parks.  Read this...


 The Economist:  Wings of steel.  An alloy of iron and aluminium is as good as titanium, at a tenth of the cost.  Read this...


 My Modern Met:  Natural Phenomenon Casts Yosemite Waterfall in a Brilliant Fiery Glow.  Interested in catching a glimpse of the Firefall?  Read this...


 Groundbird Gear:  Winter Backpacking on the A.T.: Three Ridges and Mau-Har Loop.  This section of the A.T. is a doozy even for thru-hikers.  Read this...


 Geoexploits:  The Black Bear.  One day, Black Bear was out and about doing what black bears do best, looking for food.  Read this...


 Lifehacker UK:  Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes: What's Best for Hiking?  My own personal solution ends up being a mix between boots and shoes.  Read this...


 Kevin's Travel Blog:  Torres del Paine W-Circuit Day 1: Paine Grande to Refugio Grey.  I believe this was my first time seeing a glacier in person.  Read this...


 trekalong:  Friday Foods — Caramel Apple Tortillas.  Place the pan on the stove or fire and cover with a lid or foil. Cook until the apples are soft and the caramel is gooey.  Read this...


 Backpacker:  Shedding Baggage on Kilimanjaro.  Kara Richardson Whitely talks about conquering Kili as a plus-sized hiker.  Read this...


 Andrew Skurka:  Short is the new long. My next "big" adventure.  I feel as if for too long that nesting and career development have trumped a vital part of me: backpacking.  Read this...


 100Peaks:  Why I Hike Alone.  I remember the sheer joy of having a mountain to myself.  Read this...


 Italian Ways:  The Ravine of Gorropu, when reality surpasses the imagination.  [Some] say the dark heart of this incredible gash in the rock, 500-meters deep in the Earth, is where terrible negotiations take place between damned souls and Lucifer himself.  Read this...


 As It Happens (CBC):  Frozen bubbles make Alberta lake pop for photographer.  At first glance they might look like jelly fish, but they're actually frozen bubbles trapped beneath the surface of lakes.  Read this...


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