Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fresh, March 15

 Climate Central:  Public Lands May Be America's Best Climate Defense.  National parks and other protected areas offer unique opportunities for research on climate change because these ecosystems represent some of the most pristine lands, those least modified by humans.  Read this...


 BBC:  Peaky blinders: Stunning images of winter at mountain tops.  Teams have taken photographs that reveal winter scenes on some of the UK's highest peaks.  Read this...


 MailTribune:  The Pacific Crest Trail in 30 Years.  I was 30, married, raising four children and teaching full time when I first heard about the Pacific Crest Trail.  Read this...


 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Aurora over Icelandic Glacier.  A dark night, few clouds, an epic auroral display...  Read this...


 The Washington Post:  Sorry, but I don't speak British: An American hiker muddles along foggy terrain.  I was soaked, freezing, blistered and lost when I realized that I did not speak English.  Read this...


 The Dirtbag Diaries:  A grassroots podcast dedicated to the sometimes serious, often humorous stories from wild places..  Over 150 episodes  Read this...


 The Reflector:  Vision of Chinook Trail now a reality.  I never expected it to happen this soon.  Read this...


 R U Nuts Adventures:  Creek's rising.  Forecasted rain fell a day late today. Heavy rain, not previous showers. Washes are running and the creek is rising.  Read this...


 A Taste For The Woods:  Florida Journal: Bulow Creek Trail.  Being in the woods in shorts all year, and hiking and not having to worry about struggling with rocks or climbing...its tempting.  Read this...


 The Female Survivalist:  Of Moose and Men.  The big day has come. After months of labor, proofing and final touches, Of Moose and Men-Riderunning in Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness is available to the public.  Read this...


 Idaho Statesman:  Duo completes three-nation hike along the Pacific Crest Trail - in winter.  The wintertime trek from Canada to Mexico was unprecedented.  Read this...


 LaDy On A Rock:  Bear Lakes Basin Loop Backpack.  Bear Lakes Basin is a hidden gem nestled in the John Muir Wilderness.  Read this...


 WikiPedia:  Grandma Gatewood.  An extreme hiker and ultra-light pioneer who was the first woman to hike the 2168-mile Appalachian Trail solo, and in one season.  Read this...


 Hike It Like It:  ZPacks Arc Blast 60L Backpack.  The Arc Blast has been one of the most popular ultralight backpacks on the market since its introduction, and for good reason.  Read this...


 Trail Kit:  Trail Magic.  "Did you DRINK that?!" I demanded, pointing at the coke bottle.  Read this...


 While Out Riding:  Ecuadorian news flash.  For the most part, I've been absorbed exploring Ecuador's high altitude tundra — the misty, shape shifting and ethereal páramo.  Read this...


 National Geographic:  Of Mammoths and Men.  After being frozen for thousands of years in a Siberian riverbed, this pristine mammoth tusk is a financial boon to the hunter who found it.  Read this...


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