Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fresh, July 17

 Garage Grown Gear:  Uphill Designs: how the PCT inspired bamboo hiking poles.  Rather than seeking out the most technical materials, Uphill Designs focuses on functionality, durability, and beauty using classic materials.  Read this...


 Outdoor Research:  How To Hike More Efficiently.  Enacted over the course of a full day, these little short cuts can really add up to make a difference.  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  Best Lightweight Backpacking Electronics Gear.  This is part 1 of a 3 part series.  Read this...


 Hiking with Barry:  Iceline — Yoho National Park — Hiking BC.  The Iceline is an indelibly memorable hike in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  CDT in Glacier: Pitamakin and Triple Divide Passes.  The second and third days of our Continental Divide Trail trip in Glacier, Renee and I went walking through a gorgeous painting.  Read this...


 PCTA:  Learning trail maintenance skills at Big Bend Trail Skills College in southern Oregon.  Some of the most valuable time is spent socializing with fellow volunteers.  Read this...


 Hike Bike Travel:  5 Stunning Hikes You'll Want to do Along the Icefields Parkway.  Not only is Alberta's Icefields Parkway a spectacular stretch of road to drive, it offers quick access to world-class hikes.  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Gear Review: MLD Burn Backpack.  For $180, I think the Burn offers good value for money and represents an excellent combination of durability, weight and performance.  Read this...


 Rocky Mountain Journal:  Deputies Free Bear Stuck in Car.  Deputies could tell by all the moisture on the windows that he'd clearly been inside for a while.  Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  Adventure Adaptability: The Key To Succeeding on Your Thru Hikes.  Socrates called it 2400 years ago, 'The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.'  Read this...


 The NOLS Blog:  The Backpacker's Guide to Happy Feet.  Your feet will thank you for all of your work and planning.  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  Multi-Adventures in Macedonia.  Macedonia?  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  How to Fight Backpacking Meal Fatigue.  Here are some tips I can recommend for keeping your food interesting.  Read this...


 Bogley Outdoor Community:  Utah Votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires.  ...15 years in prison and $15,000 fine if a drone causes a firefighting aircraft to crash.  Read this...


 Ultralight And Comfortable:  Hiking boots or Running Shoes?.  This is actually a rather fun subject for me.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Best Womens Hiking Rain Gear.  What about a rain kilt? Kind of like wearing your own personal tarp.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  The Best Plus Size Womens Outdoor Clothing.  Somehow, it's hard for outdoor gear companies to fathom that women hikers come in all sizes, shapes and heights.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:  Breathing and Walking from 'How to Walk'.  'When you walk, arrive with every step.'  Read this...


 Modern Hiker:  Interview: Matt Holly of NPMaps.  Matt Holly works for the Park Service as a ranger but on his own time he's dedicated himself to...free downloadable maps for National Parks called NPMaps.  Read this...


 The Ultralight Hiker:  Camera Glassing.  Pocket cameras have come to have much better resolution than expensive binoculars.  Read this...


 The Shooting Star:  My First Impressions of Ethiopia.  The more I think about it, the more I feel like I haven't matured enough as a traveller to take on East Africa.  Read this...


 Old School Outfitter:  My Top 5 Ultralight Backpacking Tips.  Lighten up. You'll make backpacking more fun.  Read this...


 Tales From The Wood Booger:  Backpacking Two-Day With The Sierra Club On Grayson Highlands.  [Just the photo is enough....]  Read this...


 Wenatchee Outdoors:  Spider Gap.  The weekend has left her hopeful yet worried. A little more fitness on top of the light pack may have her lungs and thighs outpacing what knee cartilage can handle.  Read this...


 The National Parks Girl:  Backpacking to Surprise, Amphitheater, and Delta Lakes in Grand Teton National Park.  Three beautiful alpine lakes nestled high in the Teton range.  Read this...


 Inga's Adventures:  Hiking the Santa Cruz Trail in Peru: Day 3.  I craned my neck to see where the group was...The day was dark and ominous and I fretted over the unknown.  Read this...


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