Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fresh, June 5

 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.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Richard Hikes:  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.  Read this...


 Washington Trails Association:  Backpacking 101: Planning your trip.  You've decided you want to go backpacking. Now what?  Read this...


 Washington Trails Association:  Backpacking 101: On the Trail.  What are the best practices for camping in the backcountry?  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  The Head Net Diaries.  "We heard the mosquitoes stop after sixteen miles," they said. I laughed.  Read this...


 Married To The Trail:  Cuba, NM to Ghost Ranch, NM.  I really enjoyed walking with Muley.  Read this...


 Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:  WA - Olympics - Colonel Bob, Temptations and Finales!  Today's weather fit my perceptions of the area.  Read this...


 Hiker To Hiker:  Woolpro - Really wool?  It was too light, too soft, and too supple to be wool.  Read this...


  Bogley Outdoor Community:  Red Draw/Upper Eardley Canyon.  Definitely a return place for me, in the future.  Read this...


 Summit Hut:  Kathy Simko's Arizona Trail Trek - Entry 5.  Next up were the stunning Superstition Mountains.  Read this...


 Gossamer Gear:  Easily Size and Fit a Backpack.  Dave Collins explains how to measure yourself for ultralight backpacks.  Read this...


 The Summit Register:  Backcountry Breakfasts: Overnight Oats.  For years, this porridge with its gloppy texture sort of terrified me.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Permethrin Soak Method Guide.  Only for treating clothing or outdoor gear and are not intended for human or animal use.  Read this...


 Hike Bike Travel:  10 Things You Should Know About Iceland Before You Go.  ICELAND is EXPENSIVE.  Read this...


 Willis Wall Multimedia:  Confessions of a (Prior) Sponsored Hiker.  I no longer want, nor would accept, sponsorship from any outdoor gear manufacturer.  Read this...


 Blissful Hiking:  Ticks! Prevention Tips.  This very tiny menace can wreck havoc on your body and cause a variety of illnesses.  Read this...


 The Sacramento Bee:  Lost hiker's experience offers lessons for others.  'I hope he bags the whole backpacking thing after his experience.'  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Autostraddle:  The Starting Place: How an Unlikely Hiker Can Get Outdoorsy.  Hiking is a radical exercise in being present.  Read this...


 The Guardian:  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?  Read this...


 As We Saw It:  Panama to Colombia: Crossing the Darien Gap.  Yes, we're serious.  Read this...


 panafoot:  Where we have been - Mt Rainier National Park, Washington.  Now that I have done the Wonderland Trail I feel a sense of completeness.  Read this...


 Ray K Anderson:  Hiker Killed by Grizzly.  I'm running this post again, which appeared last year.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Five Months to NowHere:  Care packages-what to send.  Don't forget to add a personal note in the box or letter. Something uplifting.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Traversing:  New Book: Good Food for Outdoor Adventures.  This book was just released and it contains over 100 lightweight meals for backpacking, camping, etc.  Read this...


 the guardian:  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.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


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