Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fresh, July 10

 Cool Tools:  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.  Read this...


 Jill Outside:  Defiance.  Lately I've been feeling like 2016 will be the summer that I become old.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  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.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  My Independence Day.  I quit my corporate job six years ago today...I just up and quit.  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  The wolf and me.  For just a moment, the world stood still.  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Why Don't You Stop and Smell the Roses?  I chuckle every time I hear this line.  Read this...


 Liz Thomas:  The 12 Stereotypical Hikers You'll Meet On the Trail.  They never seem to go away.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Sprinkles Hikes:  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!  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Sore Knees: What's A Hiker To Do?  Figure out what you can control or change.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Hiking Nutrients and Your Digestion.  Do I really have to look??  Read this...


 Bearfoot Theory:  Gear Review: Therm-a-rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad.  It's been a total game changer.  Read this...


 Brown Girl on the (P)CT:  Wiped.  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.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Whiteburn's Wanderings:  Trailstar Vs Duomid.  The Duomid has a lot of space for the solo trekker but it has one significant disadvantage over the TS.  Read this...


 India Hikes:  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.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Nordic Food Lab:  Bee Bread.  We still do not know exactly which species of microbes are driving this transformation of pollen into bee bread, or exactly how.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 REI Blog:  Semi-Rad: 10 Things I Learned From Climbing.  Now, off to add more to the list.  Read this...


 Ultralight And Comfortable:  The Laugavegur Trail — Iceland in pictures.  This is the first of several sets that I will release.  Read this...


 Summit Register:  The Well-Studied Water Treatment Benefits of Chlorine.  By 1890, scientists had discovered that chlorine served as a suitable defense against waterborne microorganisms.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 The New Yorker:  How Trees Calm Us Down.  If someone offers you ten thousand dollars or ten trees, take the trees.  Read this...


 sweetwilder:  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.  Read this...


 Out there with Tom:  Quick Glacier Slide Lake backpack.  This country is lightly used, but well worth the visit.  Read this...


 Walks With Moss:  Mildred Lakes Dayhike Plus a Rockslide.  For all I knew half of the mountainside was coming down.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  The Week in Review 240.  "If you go away on a summer day."  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  The Week in Review 241.  Are you ready for summer nights in the mountains?  Read this...


 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!  Read this...


 Trail Recipes:  Udon Miso Soup.  Servings: 1, cooking time: 20 min, weight: 114 g / 4.02 oz, cooking gear: one-pot.  Read this...


 Elina Travels:  To Find Your Inner Strength, You Must Pursue Solitude.  And the strangest thing happened. I became entirely unafraid.  Read this...


 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.  Read this...


 Cabbage of Curiosity:  Homemade Energy Bars in 5 Easy Steps.  Makes 16-20 bars.  Read this...


 Not Waiting to Live:  We Keep Marching On.  What would compel a person to walk until the pain from their broken foot became unbearable?  Read this...


 Chris Townsend Outdoors:  Outdoor Clothing: Layering.  I don't always agree with the conventional view but in this case I think it's correct.  Read this...


 My Modern Met:  Scandinavia Has Green-Roofed Homes That Are Like Real-Life Hobbit Houses.  Cozy exterior, extensive windows, and a green roof?  Read this...


 Colossal:  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.  Read this...


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