Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fresh, September 4

 littlegrunts:  Oxygen Plus Skinni Natural.  The air inside contains 95% enriched oxygen.  Read this...


 The Roaming Bobcat:  AT day 35 - the Whites - Attitude adjustment.  'If you still want to quit then, call me, I'll talk you out of it.'  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  Brain-eating Pathogen Found in Grand Teton National Park.  Infection with Naegleria fowleri is rare, and the infection risk is low. But, infection is likely fatal.  Read this...


 REI Co-op Journal:  Midwest Mega-Trail: Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail.  Spanning 1,200 miles and situated entirely within Wisconsin, the IAT traces the border of the ice mass that defined the last ice age.  Read this...


 Summit Register:  Water 101: Decoding Water Filter Testing Claims.  'Any device can be sold as backcountry water filter, and there's no authority confirming that it will actually protect you against backcountry water.'  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  When Grandma Gatewood Took A Hike: A Hiking For Her Book Review.  The book offers insight into a woman who left an indelible mark on long distance trail hiking, without ever planning to do so.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Solo Hiking Trip Planning.  How can you avoid fear and utilize the upside of caution on a solo hiking trip? Check lists!  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  A Skirt Is The Way To Go For Men & Women.  So go for it. It's just a skirt.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Famous Female Hikers.  I've been on a quest to find some.  Read this...


 The Roaming Bobcat:  AT day 39 or 40 - lessons from the green tunnel.  It's nice to be alone. Trees are shy, they tend to not speak to hikers in group.  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Are Energy Bars Worth the Money?  The DIY trail mix combo worked out to be around three times cheaper than Kind Bars, and significantly less expensive than all the other wrapper covered products as well.  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Hitchhiking Tips for Long Distance Hikers.  1. Location, Location.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:  Breaking the PCT Speed Record.  Jim Peacock, Howard Shapiro, and I had outfitted ourselves with military surplus wool pants, heavy leather boots, and way too much of everything.  Read this...


 Hike Bike Travel:  Can Hiking With a Grizzly Bear Expert Make the Wild Cool Again?  Can real turtles compete with ninja turtles when it comes to garnering people's attention?  Read this...


 LightHeart Gear:  Diary from the Colorado Trail: Part 1.  LightHeart Gear owner Judy Gross is currently thruhiking the Colorado Trail.  Read this...


 Willis Wall Multimedia:  Enchantments Transit.  There are three ways to experience the Enchantments, none easy.  Read this...


 Avaunt:  Gurkhas.  Gurkhas are first-class soldiers but they are not natural mountaineers.  Read this...


 Across Utah!  Hamburger Rocks, Capitol Reef.  Hamburger Rocks is an interesting unmarked geological formation along the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park.  Read this...


 Avaunt:  Kingdom of Spirits (photo essay).  Follow writer Marco Barneveld and photographer Rene Koster deep inside the Arctic Circle on a lyrical journey through the largest fjord system in the world.  Read this...


 Linda's Lens:  Ape Canyon.  Ok, show of hands - how many of you clicked on this post hoping to see some apes?  Read this...


 Hi Fructose:  Kevin Peterson's Elegant Scenes Return to Thinkspace Gallery.  Recognized for scenes in which wild animals and children interact against urban backdrops.  Read this...


 Avaunt:  Living Free.  "We are not lost," Devi says..."There is a path," Devi insists."  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  The thing about Montana.  Step out on the trail and Montana comes full force flooding into consciousness. Fresh.  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  The Week in Review 245.  "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein  Read this...


 Barefoot Jake:  Truth About Minimalist Footwear.  Most common questions about minimalist footwear.  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Vargo 'ExoTi50' Backpack (pre-release interview with vargo).  Does 'X' mark the spot for this second generation Vargo backpack?  Read this...


 Cool Tools:  What's in My Bag — Wayne Ruffner.  Outdoorsman shares his ultimate bug repellent kit.  Read this...


 Harvard Magazine:  Born to Rest.  It is natural and normal to be physically lazy.  Read this...


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