Sunday, May 8, 2016

Fresh, May 8

 APOD:  Aurora over Sweden.  It was bright and green and stretched across the sky.  Read this...


 Always Wanderlust:  Hiking the Geiranger - Skageflå — Homlong Trail in Norway.  High above the Geiranger on a steep mountain ledge overlooking the magnificent Seven Sisters Waterfall.  Read this...


 The Herald of Everett:  Spring is prime time for hiking in Hells Canyon.  Hells Canyon can be heavenly during spring, when wildflowers are blooming, poison ivy is leafing out, canyon wrens are singing and rattlesnakes are getting frisky.  Read this...


 Ultralight And Comfortable:  Recipe: Dates and Cashews bar.  I will start with the worlds easiest and possibly one of the best energy bar recipes.  Read this...


 Serena Zheng:  The Skye Trail.  The Isle of Skye is a picturesque little island in the northwest corner of Scotland and, apparently, the third most popular tourist destination in Britain.  Read this...


 Wild Getaway:  The Best Lightweight Gaiters.  For something so simple they make the world of difference if you are into hiking.  Read this...


 CBS Pittsburgh:  Best Summer Backpacking Trips In The UK.  You can either enjoy a brief stroll along the countryside or you can go for a long backpacking adventure across the entire country.  Read this...


 MSR Summit Register:  Nutrition for Thru-Hikers Part 1: Food for Fuel.  The right diet can also make or break your thru-hike.  Read this...


 Rover:  How to Go Camping with Your Dog in 7 Easy Steps.  It's important to be courteous to your fellow campers.   Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  Planning & Prep: The Thru Hiker's Guide to Multi-Sport Expeditions.  Grand Canyon Thru Hiker Beta, Logistics & Route Finding  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Oliver Twist Vs "Donate Button" Hikers.  After seeing a bunch of these donate buttons and GoFundMe campaigns in recent times, I couldn't resist any longer.  Read this...


 Trail Climb Nation:  Favorite Oregon Hiking Trails.  20 different hikes that are the best in their category.  Read this...


 Backyard to Backcountry Adventures:  Early Season Backpack Trip: The Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts.  April is a tricky month for any outdoor endeavor in New England.  Read this...


 Married To The Trail:  The 100 Mile Wilderness.  A sign warns to take 10 days of food. I took 4.5 days.  Read this...


 BackCountry Journal:  Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park.  Some of the lowlands were very difficult to cross due to water and muck.  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Mountain Laurel Designs — FKT Quilt.  My advice has been to order the poncho head slot.  Read this...


 MTLBlog:  9 Breathtaking Places To Go Backpacking In Canada This Summer.  The truth? Canada's got tons of gorgeous backpacking trails.  Read this...


 Sprinkles Hikes:  Reflections of the Appalachian Trail - Four Years Later.  I can't wait for my next trip back one day.  Read this...


 Girl On A Hike:  Backpacking the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park.  In awe of our view!  Read this...


 TrailGroove:  Backpacking in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  Earth Day was a perfect day, in regards to both weather and spirit, to embark on my first backpacking trip of the year.  Read this...


 Summit Hut/:  Kathy Simko's Arizona Trail Trek.  Entry 3 — Good People Along the Way  Read this...


 Hike Minded:  The Ultralight Dilemma.  Sometimes there are exceptions.  Read this...


 Italian Ways:  The eight most beautiful waterfalls in Italy.  Waterfalls are indubitably some of Italy's most evocative natural wonders.  Read this...


 littlegrunts:  Hiking Fox Glacier.  The skies on the west coast of New Zealand were gloomy. It'd been raining on and off throughout the day.  Read this...


 Ultra-lightweight hiking and backpacking:  Ortlieb water belt.  If only water wasn't so heavy.  Read this...


 Wired:  Review: Pat's Backcountry Beverages.  Brewskis in the Bush  Read this...


 Stueby's Outdoor Journal:  Weekend weather looks perfect for exploring Bruneau Dunes, Bruneau Canyon & Big Jacks.  In the vast, 5-million-acre area south of the Treasure Valley.  Read this...


 National-Geographic:  A Bear's Eye View of Yellowstone.  (Interactive video.)  Read this...


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