Pacific Crest Trail Association:
Everybody poops: straight poop from Ranger John about number two on the PCT.
I encourage everyone to speak openly and candidly about daily dumps with fellow hikers along the trail.
Northwest Trip Finder:
GO: Carbon River Rain Forest at Mt. Rainier.
This is the Carbon River Rain Forest in the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park, an easy and astonishingly beautiful trail full of damp, green diversity.
Air & Space:
A Crater of Cosmic Proportions.
Northern Quebec's Pingualuit Crater.
The Luminous Landscape:
Badlands National Park — A Quick Guide To Photography.
I did not see a another soul until I departed.
Caught on Camera.
A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel's cache.
The Seattle Times:
Low-snow year: Skiers' loss is hikers' gain.
This winter's lack of snow has been a disappointment for skiers. For hikers on the other hand, less snow is a blessing.
Meet The Park Ranger Who's Right At Home In The Northwest's Wettest Landscape.
"Smell that, Gabriel. It smells just like soil, turned over in your garden, right?" Preston says, his eyes twinkling."
Ray Collins...has achieved acclaim for his shockingly unfamiliar images of the ocean.
A Sun Halo and a Moon Halo Captured on the Same Day in the Same Position in the Sky.
The photos were taken 10 hours apart on April 1, 2015 over Östersund, Sweden.
The Atlantic Photo:
The American West Dries Up.
Justin Sullivan traveled to lakes and reservoirs in California, Utah, and Arizona to capture scenes of an increasingly waterless West.
Wayback Burgers introduces cricket milkshakes.
Just two tablespoons of the "flour" — the equivalent of 96 cricket bodies — adds 7 grams of protein and just 55 calories.
Beautiful drone video of epic trip across South America.
Adam Humphrey and Tom Montefiore shot this video over 5 weeks while backpacking through South America.
A portable water filtration bottle..
The latest in water filtration technology from Liquidity Nanotech. Coming to Kickstarter tomorrow!
What's Inside A Hiking Shoe?
Check the fit.
Bedrock & Paradox:
The 'mid I've been looking for.
At 25 ounces for the canopy, the BT2 is light enough and small enough to be a reasonable solo shelter in bad weather.
Ad: Fire In Your Hand: Ultralight backpacking stoves.