Astronomy Picture of the Day:
Galaxy and Planets Beyond Bristlecone Pines.
What's older than these ancient trees? Nobody you know — but almost everything in the background of this picture.
The Methow ~ The Meadow.
Lots and lots of meadow!
Ultralight and Comfortable:
Planning for Iceland.
In two weeks a friend and I will be heading out to Iceland to hike along the 75 kilometer Laugavegur trail.
The Hiking Life:
A Quick & Easy Guide to the Long Trail.
All logistical information has been updated as of June, 2016.
Hiking the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.
We'd had enough of the crowds, and were headed for the backwoods of Idaho!
Denied entry into Canada/total change of plans.
I forgot that when you cross through customs into Canada they ask you a million questions.
Backpacking the #Goatworthy Way.
It's true that backpacking with a small herd of goats might seem a bit quirky...
Columbia Goes PFC-Free.
You now get all the non-wet out and superior breathability benefits of OutDry Extreme with the added benefit of eco-friendliness.
Lady on a Rock:
Sierra High Route Here We Come!.
The route is the brainchild of mountaineer Steve Roper, who sought an alternative to the heavily pounded JMT.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Instead of boring you with a trip report, it would be better to discuss all of this National Recreation Area.
100 Days of Soylent 2.0 + Greenbelly Bars.
Of the 100 days, I spent 84 of them out on the trail.
Sweeping the Garden:
Local Summer Sleep System..
For short trips in the local foothills, a simple, hot-weather sleep system is in order.
The Weird Life:
They caramelize as they brown and make an incredible, dessert-like breakfast.
Rolltop Backpacks — Pros and Cons.
I recommend you check out rolltop packs with a large rear shovel style pocket, side mesh water bottle pockets, and hip belt pockets.
The Denver Post:
Grandma Gatewood's non-'pantywaist' gear guide to the Colorado Trail.
I want to take it down 2 more pounds. Good-bye, fleece. Cut the Ibuprofen ration in half.
Married To The Trail:
A Slow Readjustment.
I apologize if I let some of you down. I honestly thought I could pull the Calendar Triple Crown off.
Hiking The Trail:
Valley Food Storage — Food Review.
These would not only come in handy but taste much better than many of the other products on the market.
Hikers For Life:
Darkest And Coldest Before Dawn.
When the going get tough, just hang on a little bit more. Success is just around the corner.
10 Tips for Becoming a Gear Storage Master.
Suddenly, it's 11pm on Friday and you're digging...to find that left hiking boot that has to be in there somewhere.
ParkWatchReport App Helps Hikers Report Trail Vandalism.
What does ParkWatchReport do?
Scientists Conclude Octupus Dna Is Not From This World.
The scientific report mainly concluded that Octopuses share 'Alien' genes.
Long Trail — Day 9.
"Rutland? Are you serious? It's the heroin capitol of the US."
Hyperlite Mountain Gear:
Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Nine Tips For Success.
One-quarter of aspiring pacific crest trail thru hikes succeed: these tips can make the difference.
The Worst Journey.
Three men who, trekking through the pitch-black Antarctic winter, survived temperatures of -60°C, crevasse falls and frostbite.
Nature of Attraction.
Our four-day backcountry kayak trip was coming to an end and Glacier Bay was giving us a proper Southeast Alaskan farewell. We were wet.
The Business of Backpacking.
I am not saying that all gear testers, ambassadors, or sponsored hikers are not 100% unbiased in their reviews, but Buyer Beware.
Bogley Outdoor Community:
Tooele County man indicted for trying to blow up BLM facility in Arizona.
Keebler is the commander of a citizen militia group known as the Patriots Defense Force, with headquarters in Stockton, Utah.
The Nugget Newspaper:
Camp Sherman Hasty Team rescues PCT hiker.
"...she is planning on purchasing a standalone GPS and refreshing her map and compass skills."
"Bear Bathtub" Caught on Camera in Yellowstone.
New insights into bear behavior.
The Big Trip:
Eastern European Traverse Part 1.
I want to hike through Europe West to East - from Santiago de Compostella to Istanbul.
Book Review: Outdoor Medical Emergency Handbook.
This isn't a happy read by any means, but it is a good one.
Cooking in Tongues:
Why I Don't Chase Travel Bucket Lists.
It's not the top destinations, but rather those unexpected gems that I knew little about that had the greatest impact.
Hiking in Finland:
The Week in Review 238.
"What are men to rocks and mountains?" — Jane Austen
Hiking in Finland:
The Week in Review 239.
'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.' - Dr. Seuss
WTA Signpost Blog:
Will Hike for Catnip: Paddington the Hiking Cat.
"Is that a cat?" "Our cat would never do that." "How did you teach him to walk on a leash?"
Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency:
Who's a Good Dog With a Gun?
I'm a very good dog with a gun, yes I am!
Jim Lou — Supercells.
A subset of my personal long term photo project following College of Dupage storm chase program.
These Drone-Lit Photos of the American West Are Straight Out of a Science Fiction Novel.
By highlighting specific elements of a landscape, rather than relying on the sun or moon, Wu renders them unfamiliar, unexpected and otherwordly.
PCT Days 51-56: Lone Pine to Independence.
We went to a showing of Finding Dory in which the number of smelly hikers probably outweighed the number of children.
How A Climber Manages Diabetes.
The Unstoppable Maggie Crawford