Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fresh, October 16

 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Galaxies from the Altiplano.  At an altitude of 4500 meters, the strange beauty of the desolate landscape could almost belong to another world.  Read this...


 Ella Frances Sanders:  Vera.  All of it.  Read this...


 Condé Nast Traveler:  These Really Exist: Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America.  What are these giant arrows? Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings solves the mystery.  Read this...


 PCTOregon:  Trail Talk with Hiker Sarah LaRue.  This year, Sarah took her first solo section hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Elk Lake to McKenzie Pass.  Read this...


 She Went Wild:  How to be Confident When Hiking Alone.  I'm Maria. I'm 48 and began bushwalking about 5 years ago to help lose weight and take control of my recent diagnosis of clinical depression.  Read this...


 Rambling Man:  Planning a Pennine Way Walk.  So you're thinking of walking the Pennine Way, eh? Well good for you. At 267 miles long it is, however, quite an undertaking to do.  Read this...


 Rain on the Colorado Trail:  8 Tips for Women Backpackers.  There are actually things women have to worry about when they backpack, and wearing earrings is pretty low on the list.  Read this...


 Grandpa's Gone Again?  A Look At A Day On The John Muir Trail.  "Don't make old man sounds; don't grunt with effort." It's an attitude thing.  Read this...


 Pinoy Mountaineer:  Hiking matters #509: Vinicunca (5035m) in the Andes, Peru's famous "Rainbow Mountain".  The Montaña de Siete Colores — the "Mountain of Seven Colors", otherwise known as the Rainbow Mountain.  Read this...


 Strictly Sassy:  The Ultimate Backpacking Guide to Havasupai.  Heading out to Havasupai in Arizona was my first ever backpacking experience, and I sure learned a lot from it.  Read this...


 Literally, Darling:  How to Survive Backpacking Alone with Your Post-Grad Angst.  Bear attacks: You'll see a lot of bear butts.  Read this...


 UltraPedestrian:  Eight Times Around Rainier: Wandering the Wonderland in Ceaseless Wonder.  Being on the Wonderland and having 94 miles to cover, I was in my element.  Read this...


 UltraPedestrian:  Mount Adams Infinity Loop Completed.  Only known time of 56 hours and 20 minutes solo, unsupported a combined double summit traverse and circumambulation of Mount Adams.  Read this...


 Brown Girl on the (P)CT:  Interlude: And I Must Go.  While I control the climate now, changing it's not a simple matter of zipping or unzipping my sleeping bag. So I lie in bed, uncomfortable with comfort.  Read this...


 Trail Recipes:  The Biolite CampStove Bundle Review.  With the BioLite CampStove Bundle you can boil water, grill your food, roast marshmallows and even charge your phone or other USB devices all at the same time.  Read this...


 Mayor Hikes:  Day 172 & Finish Day.  Location: Side of mountain. Elevation: 5,951 ft. Spirits/Morale: excited yet somber. Days without shower: 9. Hunger/craving: grandmother's cooking.  Read this...


 The Big Outside:  Completely Alone on Mt. Rainier's Northern Loop.  The scale of everything felt magnified by a powerful sense of solitude: On one of the country's most famous backpacking trails, I saw not another human.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  Made in America: C.C. Filson.  Five minutes later the belt's back, repaired and as good as new. Try that at Walmart.; Read this...


 Popup Backpacker:  Camp Stoves, Wind, and a Stove Mod.  How not to blow up your stove and die.  Read this...


 Lightweight Rob:  A Video Tour of ZPacks Factory.  Joe Valesko owner of ZPacks ultralight gear takes us on a video journey of his factory.  Read this...


 Instructables:  Seafoam Kayak, the Unsinkable Foam Kayak Anyone Can Build, 16 Pounds and Eight Feet of Fun.  Can you cut a crusty bagel with a knife?Then you can build this boat!  Read this...


 Backpacking Over The Hill:  More Desert Rain.  Down here a tank is usually where soil has been used to seal off a canyon to retain water for livestock. The water is invariably nasty.  Read this...


 Modern Hiker:  Cotopaxi Sueño Sleeping Bag Review.  It has made it to the top of my list of favorite things.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Cuben Fiber — Frequently Asked Questions.  What is Cuben Fiber? Cuben fiber is a non-woven, laminate material that is used to make ultralight backpacking gear.  Read this...


 Must Hike Must Eat:  Paleo Hot Cocoa.  Now that the weather is turning cold, it's time to fill up those mugs and thermos' with something warm.  Read this...


 The Outbound Collective:  8 Tips for Better Photos on your Phone.  Hold the phone like a real camera.  Read this...


 The Atlantic:  Siberian Mammoth Pirates.  A large mammoth tusk — "ethical ivory" — can be worth tens of thousands of dollars to a lucky tusker.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  Murder on the Appalachian Trail.  Claudia Brenner returns to the camping spot where an anti-gay drifter shot her and her girlfriend seven times.  Read this...


 GQ:  The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit.  For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal.  Read this...


 The Atlantic:  1491.  The Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact  Read this...


 Wrong Hands:  Cartoons by John Atkinson.  Reality Tale.  Read this...


 Hoxton Street Monster Supplies:  Escalating Panic. From our original range of Tinned Fear.  We were recently voted 'No. 1 Kids' Shop in London' by Time Out Magazine. Which is strange, as we're evidently a shop for monsters.  Read this...


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