Astronomy Picture of the Day:
Sentinels of the Arctic.
Trees in "Finnish Lapland where weather can include sub-freezing temperatures and driving snow."
This family is 'blissfully enjoying life on the slow road, with no end in sight.'
They decided "to embrace a future unknown and the rewards of slow travel." (with audio)
CBC Radio: Ideas:
Anik See takes a look at rewilding efforts in Canada, seen as one of the wildest places on the planet, and in the Netherlands, where similar efforts have reached a critical point. (with audio)
Santa Teresa Wilderness- Grand Enchantment Trail Part 1.
I'm glad we initially missed the turnoff, because as we came back down the road, there was a beautiful Gila Monster.
I received my custom cuben fiber shelter hand made in the U.K. by Colin Ibbotson.
The Seattle Times:
What's open (and opening soon) in Olympic National Park.
Wildflowers are blooming in lowland forests, birds are migrating...and Olympic National Park employees are gearing up for their busy season.
How To Guide: John Muir Trail Resupply.
My John Muir Trail resupply strategy and provide detailed instructions for those of you who want to replicate my plan.
Florida's bear problems will not be solved by hunting.
We do not have an overpopulation of bears in Florida. We have an overpopulation of people in bear habitat.
A whale of a hike.
I was so happy today turned out the way it did!
Despite accident, hiking deaths on Appalachian Trail remain uncommon.
"Conditions were very tough. There had been an ice storm earlier in the week and temperatures in the single digits. There were hundreds of branches and tree limbs across the trail and tons of ice on the trail."
Living High On Life:
Q&A: How Not to Quit a Thru-Hike.
Basically, in my mind, quitting is only allowed when it's warm and sunny.
The Traveling Mandolin:
PCT 2014, Day 45: Mount Whitney.
Zach wouldn't let me go anywhere near anything that remotely resembled a ledge.
Marinated Backpacking Tofu.
We thought tofu would be a good protein to experiment with, since it is less perishable than meat.
The Seattle Times:
Rainier halts Wonderland Trail backpacking reservations after record requests.
"The number of requests received in 2015 within the first two weeks exceeds space that can be reserved at backcountry camps along the trail this summer."
Three Sisters loop in central Oregon, No. 6 on backpacks to do this summer.
The 46-mile circuit of central Oregon's iconic volcanoes seems to be on the mind of anyone who wants to take a backpacking adventure in the state.
Ad: Fire In Your Hand: Ultralight backpacking stoves.