Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fresh, April 17

 Hyperlite Mountain Gear Blog:  America To America.  Our ultralight gear has given us an unexpected advantage; it has brought us into a small and conscientious group of travelers.  Read this...


 Another Long Walk:  Day 7: Weather Tease.  "The crossing should not be attempted other than in good conditions and with a forecast of settled weather."  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  The Best Hydration - Drink When Thirsty.  It turns out that your body's natural thirst mechanism works well to keep you hydrated and healthy during exercise.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Appalachian Trail Section Hike Gear List.  This will also be the heaviest base weight I've ever carried on a 3 season trip - approximately 16.5 pounds, which I plan to compensate for by carrying less food and resupplying more often.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:  Wind and Rain with a Vengeance.  I re-hydrate an unlabeled ziplock dinner I nabbed from a hiker box. It tastes like soap...Is it soap?  Read this...


 The Outdoor Society:  My Favorite Pacific Northwest Trail Is Too Crowded. Now What?.  All fall and winter... we had the wilderness to ourselves. That is no longer the case.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Writing the Wind River High Route Guide: Three Takeaways by Andrew Skurka.  Content is king.  Read this...


 Whiteburn's Wanderings:  Another MYO stove.  Sounds too good to be true; an alcohol that's efficient; simple to build; really cheap.  Read this...


 Bearfoot Theory:  The Best Tents For Backpacking.  I share some of the most important factors to consider.  Read this...


 SoCalHiker:  10 Overnight Backpack Trips in Southern California.  The word is out. Southern California has a veritable plethora of hiking trails.  Read this...


 Hike Of The Week:  Clallam Bay Spit — Explore Washington's deserted and spectacular North Coast.  Stick around for sunset. It is absolutely radiant from this wild and stunningly beautiful stretch of beach.  Read this...


 Sprinkles Hikes:  Got Dirty Laundry? Clean it Up with Scrubba!.  This dry bag has a built in "washing board" for scrubbing your laundry.  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  Grizzly Survivor Reflects on Attack.  Iit really wasn't the bear's fault.  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  10 Pound Backpack to Hike 100 Miles.  That's the total weight of everything in my backpack-gear, food, water, and stove fuel.  Read this...


 The Dirtbag Diaries:  Trespassers.  You have to imagine that you're on the frozen Arctic Ocean.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:  8 Badass Older Hikers.  As I came out of the water, I could just feel the freezing take place in my hair.  Read this...


 The Art of Manliness:  How to Survive a Mountain Lion Encounter.  Coming face-to-face with a 220-pound cat can turn a walk in the woods into a fight for your life.  Read this...


 Hike Bike Travel:  The Most Unforgettable Walk You'll Do — In Golden, BC.  Walking with wolves.  Read this...


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