Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fresh, April 10

 The Outdoor Society:  Find yourself in Olympic National Park this Summer.  Here is the official update which dropped into our mailbox today on what is open and what's closed.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  Three Months of Two Miles.  There is just this one two-mile long trail at the park where I lived this winter. Did it ever get boring?  Read this...


 Alan Sloman's Big Walk:  Panthers, Bears & Moor! Part III.  A month or so back, the good folk of Eglwyswrw, a small village in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales famous for not managing to attract more than a single vowel to its name and just about as far from civilisation that you can get, were disappointed when it didn't rain after 85 days of raining every single day.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trail Association:  The single biggest mistake made while preparing for a thru-hike.  The most important and challenging aspect of a thru-hike: the mental grind.  Read this...


 Another Long Walk:  Day 6: Switzerland!.  I didn't make any campfires--I'm too lazy to do that anyhow, but knowing I was camping illegally, it seemed prudent not to.  Read this...


 Sectionhiker:  Kelty Ruckus Roll Top 28 Backpack Review.  A very good value for a technical day pack with this capacity.  Read this...


 A Skirt In The Dirt:  Lower Sisquoc Loop.  A different kind of adventure: a beautiful, savage, and cruel one, and it broke my heart.  Read this...


 Onna Voellmer:  I PROMISED THE TREES MY RELIGION (~85 miles on the Hayduke trail).  I wondered what I had learned, and then I let go, stopped thinking, and just walked...  Read this...


 PopUpBackpacker:  Today is National Walking Day.  How did this happen?  Read this...


 Hike Bike Travel:  Hiking Among the Zapatecas in Mexico's Sierra Norte Mountains.  A hike is not just a hike when it's a "caminata" in Mexico's Sierra Norte.  Read this...


 Liz Thomas: Long Distance Adventure Hiking:  Hiking among Mansions and Treehouse Cathedrals.  I've dreamed of the day I'd be on those stairs as a Portland Urban Thru-Hiker.  Read this...


 Trail Cooking:  Hiking Canyonlands National Park.  Island In The Sky is the section of Canyonlands NP that is close to Moab.  Read this...


 Willis Wall Blog:  How to Experience Mt. Rainier NP in Short Segments.  These five loop hikes will take you over 125 miles and 32,000 feet, sampling the best Mt. Rainier National Park has to offer...  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  6 Great Hikes in Colorado.  Here are six hikes that I think you'll find to be quite amazing, and may want to consider for your hiking bucket list.  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  Not a Loner.  So no, internet friends, I am not a "loner". In fact, I never really feel lonely in the woods.  Read this...


 Going Wherever It Leads:  Post Trail Update: Finding Passion in the "Real World".  I have a passion for passionate people.  Read this...


 Signpost Blog.:  How to Hike in Tick Country.  Tick prevention starts by covering up  Read this...


 Black Coffee at Sunrise:  Badlands National Park 2015.  Road trip to another planet.  Read this...


 Signpost Blog:  6 Tips to Stay Happy When Its Wet on Trail.  6. Pack a happy bag.  Read this...


 The Traveling Mandolin:  Three Ways to Eat Kefir.  Kefir... excellent low-maintenance bacteria pet.  Read this...


 Fix:  How to Pack for Your First Backpacking Trip.  Learn the Art of Balance, Compression, and Accessibility!  Read this...


 Out there with Tom:  Climbing Crown Butte between Cascade and Simms.  The winds beat us down, but the grasses that waved in the wind, the 360 views, and easy walking more than compensated.  Read this...


 Signpost Blog:  Meet the Trail Community: Chocolatier.  The Hot Cakes owner is bringing nature into her cakeries, and sending the profits back out to help the trails she loves.  Read this...


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