Exped Synmat Sleeping Mat.
After a brief explanation and a photo of the damage, they told me that they couldn't fix it, so they'd send me a replacement, free of charge.
Lately I've been feeling like 2016 will be the summer that I become old.
Broken Leg Anniversary.
The stress fracture turned out to be a turning point in my life, shaping my PCT experience and my time beyond. It is something that I think about everyday.
My Independence Day.
I quit my corporate job six years ago today...I just up and quit.
The Mountains Are Calling:
The wolf and me.
For just a moment, the world stood still.
The Hiking Life:
Why Don't You Stop and Smell the Roses?
I chuckle every time I hear this line.
The 12 Stereotypical Hikers You'll Meet On the Trail.
They never seem to go away.
PCT Trailside Reader:
The Best and Worst of Human Nature.
'I can't let this girl go home to Texas because some idiot took her stuff,' Yamaichi said.
Trail Trash - Why You Should Pack it Out.
Someone else has to pick up after you...and isn't going to be happy if they're the ones peeling your panty liners off a hemlock tree!
National Forest Foundation:
10 Pacific Northwest Wilderness Areas for Those Seeking Solitude.
Luckily, there are 40 wilderness areas managed by the USFS in Oregon and 25 in Washington totaling 5,233,337 acres in which to seek out some seclusion.
Hiking For Her:
Sore Knees: What's A Hiker To Do?
Figure out what you can control or change.
Hiking For Her:
Hiking Nutrients and Your Digestion.
Do I really have to look??
Gear Review: Therm-a-rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad.
It's been a total game changer.
Brown Girl on the (P)CT:
I use my tennis ball with gusto on the entire lower half of my body before sleep bludgeons me over the head with its nightstick and I know no more.
Fixing Your Feet:
Consequences of Maceration.
There are ways to deal with maceration, but it's even more important to take steps upfront to prevent it.
Trailstar Vs Duomid.
The Duomid has a lot of space for the solo trekker but it has one significant disadvantage over the TS.
A photo story of the surreal Bhrigu Lake trek.
Removed from the rush of Rohtang Pass and Manali, guarded by two high-altitude ridges is Bhrigu Lake.
Bedrock & Paradox:
Bear aware, maybe.
Be aware of the area you're moving through, read the situation when you do encounter a bear, and act with cold rationality.
Nordic Food Lab:
We still do not know exactly which species of microbes are driving this transformation of pollen into bee bread, or exactly how.
As It Happens:
B-cup bra? That's like carrying around five cockatiels, says useful Japanese website.
But if breasts were brains, seems like the person behind this chart would be three cockatiels short of a B-Cup.
Semi-Rad: 10 Things I Learned From Climbing.
Now, off to add more to the list.
Ultralight And Comfortable:
The Laugavegur Trail — Iceland in pictures.
This is the first of several sets that I will release.
The Well-Studied Water Treatment Benefits of Chlorine.
By 1890, scientists had discovered that chlorine served as a suitable defense against waterborne microorganisms.
The Outdoor Society:
Olympic National Park to Visitors: Stay Away from Mountain Goats.
Mountain goats are unpredictable and their sharp horns and powerful bodies can inflict significant and lethal injuries with ease.
The New Yorker:
How Trees Calm Us Down.
If someone offers you ten thousand dollars or ten trees, take the trees.
Long Trail — Day 22.
I've seen coyotes lots of times in North Carolina, and I'm also familiar with the coyote/dog mix. Staring back at me was not that.
Out there with Tom:
Quick Glacier Slide Lake backpack.
This country is lightly used, but well worth the visit.
Walks With Moss:
Mildred Lakes Dayhike Plus a Rockslide.
For all I knew half of the mountainside was coming down.
Rocky Mountain Journal:
USFS Introduces New Interactive Visitor Maps.
The maps are updated every 5 minutes with site-specific weather watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.
Hiking in Finland:
The Week in Review 240.
"If you go away on a summer day."
Hiking in Finland:
The Week in Review 241.
Are you ready for summer nights in the mountains?
Hiking in Finland:
2016: Six Months In.
2016 is six months old, time to reflect on the past outdoor months and reveal what lays ahead!
Udon Miso Soup.
Servings: 1, cooking time: 20 min, weight: 114 g / 4.02 oz, cooking gear: one-pot.
To Find Your Inner Strength, You Must Pursue Solitude.
And the strangest thing happened. I became entirely unafraid.
Trail Hiking Australia:
Hiking Skills Basics.
The basics covered on this page should allow you to get out on the trail safely and actually enjoy the experience.
Cabbage of Curiosity:
Homemade Energy Bars in 5 Easy Steps.
Makes 16-20 bars.
Not Waiting to Live:
We Keep Marching On.
What would compel a person to walk until the pain from their broken foot became unbearable?
Chris Townsend Outdoors:
Outdoor Clothing: Layering.
I don't always agree with the conventional view but in this case I think it's correct.
My Modern Met:
Scandinavia Has Green-Roofed Homes That Are Like Real-Life Hobbit Houses.
Cozy exterior, extensive windows, and a green roof?
Pilot Captures Amazing Thunderstorm Photo at 37,000 Feet Over the Pacific Ocean.
This shot from Ecuador Airlines pilot Santiago Borja might top them all.