Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fresh, July 5

 The Atlantic:  2015 Audubon Photography Awards.  The National Audubon Society was kind enough to share some of this year's winners and runners-up with us.  Read this...


 Pasatiempo:  Book Review: "Backpacking With the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as a Spiritual Practice".  Reading a potentially dangerous book in a landscape perceived to be dangerous can be doubly hazardous. The place heightens the vulnerability occasioned by the text.  Read this...


 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Twenty years on, revisiting the Appalachian Trail.  We are there to mark the 20th anniversary of a seven-month, end-to-end through hike of the AT by journalists from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and four other Eastern newspapers. But first there is yoga.  Read this...


 Backpacking Bongos:  Should a trail map have the trail marked? Not according to Routebuddy!  Not only do you not receive what you paid for, the subsequent customer service makes everything feel ten times worse.  Read this...


 Outdoor Herbivore Blog:  Avoiding Dishes in the Backwoods: Cooking Bag Pot Liners.  Cooking liners are rated for super high temperatures (up to 400 degrees F), so does that make them safer for hot foods?  Read this...


 The Adventure Junkies:  Backpacking Essentials: 41 Hiking Tips For Beginners.  To help out first-time hikers we've compiled a list of tips inspired from questions asked by our readers, advice given to us by other hikers, and our own experience.  Read this...


 Lady on a Rock:  Climbing Mount Russell: The Beast.  Once upon a very beautiful summer day, Dan and I attempted this peak...and knew we must come back another day.  Read this...


 Cesar And The Woods:  All of Cesar's Ultralight Shelter Systems: Full Reviews, Comparisons, and Analyses.  What follows is a long reflection on my choice of fully enclosed backpacking shelters, with a breakdown of specifications, pros/cons, comparisons, applications, etc.  Read this...


 DNTO:  Mac Hollan: The Wolf.  Mac was an experienced cyclist but nothing could have prepared him for what happened on this trip!  Read this...


 Lens Culture:  The Last Stand.  My great grandfather and great uncle, in providing for their families, felled many of the actual trees whose remnants you now see in these photographs.  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Five Basic Principles of Going Lighter.  By choosing to 'go lighter' you are essentially making a conscious decision to adopt an...uncluttered approach.  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  Two More People Injured By Bison In Yellowstone.  Before the girl could react, the bison charged her and tossed her in the air.  Read this...


 Austin-Travis County EMS:  Hiking Safety Tips.  Carry a small amount of cash for emergency purchases...Wear reflective material...Do not approach homeless encampments or hostile people engaged in illegal activities.  Read this...


 National Geographic:  Photographing the Revival of the American Mountain Man.  Dozens of rugged-looking men mill around an encampment. They tether their horses and mules to trees. They wear animal skins.  Read this...


 As It Happens:  Hiker's dog saved his life when they were hit by lightning.  The charge went through both of our bodies, and that was how he passed.  Read this...


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