National Geographic Society:
River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History.
Fish are thriving and the environment has been reshaped following a major dam removal project in Washington State.
The Outdoor Society:
Saying Goodbye to the Olympic Mountain's Quickly Melting Snowpack.
In just a few weeks, the snow will be mostly melted out below 6,000 feet, directly impacting our rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.
Cottonwood Canyon State Park.
The pictures of the deep canyon with the John Day River snaking its way on the canyon floor have to be seen to believed.
Washington Trails Association:
Backpacking 101: Planning your trip.
You've decided you want to go backpacking. Now what?
Washington Trails Association:
Backpacking 101: On the Trail.
What are the best practices for camping in the backcountry?
The Mountains Are Calling:
The Head Net Diaries.
"We heard the mosquitoes stop after sixteen miles," they said. I laughed.
Married To The Trail:
Cuba, NM to Ghost Ranch, NM.
I really enjoyed walking with Muley.
Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:
WA - Olympics - Colonel Bob, Temptations and Finales!
Today's weather fit my perceptions of the area.
Hiker To Hiker:
Woolpro - Really wool?
It was too light, too soft, and too supple to be wool.
Bogley Outdoor Community:
Red Draw/Upper Eardley Canyon.
Definitely a return place for me, in the future.
Kathy Simko's Arizona Trail Trek - Entry 5.
Next up were the stunning Superstition Mountains.
Easily Size and Fit a Backpack.
Dave Collins explains how to measure yourself for ultralight backpacks.
The Summit Register:
Backcountry Breakfasts: Overnight Oats.
For years, this porridge with its gloppy texture sort of terrified me.
Permethrin Soak Method Guide.
Only for treating clothing or outdoor gear and are not intended for human or animal use.
Hike Bike Travel:
10 Things You Should Know About Iceland Before You Go.
ICELAND is EXPENSIVE.
Willis Wall Multimedia:
Confessions of a (Prior) Sponsored Hiker.
I no longer want, nor would accept, sponsorship from any outdoor gear manufacturer.
Ticks! Prevention Tips.
This very tiny menace can wreck havoc on your body and cause a variety of illnesses.
The Sacramento Bee:
Lost hiker's experience offers lessons for others.
'I hope he bags the whole backpacking thing after his experience.'
Smoky Mountain News:
Glad to be alive: Bear bite victim tells his story.
That night near Spence Field Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park wasn't to be a slumber-filled evening.
The Starting Place: How an Unlikely Hiker Can Get Outdoorsy.
Hiking is a radical exercise in being present.
So you're lost in the wilderness - these tips could save your life.
A survivalist taught me what plants were edible and how to skin a rabbit. C'mon. What hiker doesn't have a handful of energy bars in their backpack?
As We Saw It:
Panama to Colombia: Crossing the Darien Gap.
Yes, we're serious.
Where we have been - Mt Rainier National Park, Washington.
Now that I have done the Wonderland Trail I feel a sense of completeness.
Ray K Anderson:
Hiker Killed by Grizzly.
I'm running this post again, which appeared last year.
Fat Guy Hiking:
Cooking and Eating on the Trail.
You will not know what and how much you will need to eat before the hike.
Five Months to NowHere:
Care packages-what to send.
Don't forget to add a personal note in the box or letter. Something uplifting.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear:
Maps & an Ethical Compass For Grand Canyon Travel.
A master cartographer digs deep to find the navigational skills needed to succeed on one of the world's most extreme thru hikes.
New Book: Good Food for Outdoor Adventures.
This book was just released and it contains over 100 lightweight meals for backpacking, camping, etc.
Timelapse footage of supercell storm in the sky over Kansas - video.
Photographer captures Mother Nature in action with remarkable vision of a growing supercell storm as it swirls, hovers and swells over a field Leoti, Kansas.
Go 70° North:
[Photos] Bears, Northern Lights, Svalbard, Finnmark, Scotland, Georgia.
I am a biologist and researcher studying brown bears. I live and work in Northern Norway at approximately 70 degrees North.