Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fresh, October 2

 Patagonia On a Budget:  Torres del Paine Camping and Hiking Guide.  What if I told you a five day hiking trip through Torres del Paine National Park actually costs less than $200?  Read this...


 Moments in Dirt and Ink:  Fish Creek Los Padres National Forest.  The local Sierra Club chapter has hikes every weekend and this weekend I joined both. Saturday was a cleanup of the Lizards Mouth area.  Read this...


 backpacking over the hill:  Yes, I am an Idiot.  I reached the pass and did what all through hikers do: checked for a cell signal. I thought I was going crazy because I kept hearing voices.   Read this...


 The Spokesman-Review:  Oregon's Timberline Trail around Mount Hood reopens after upgrades.  One section of the trail was re-routed and reconnected after being closed by a debris flow in 2006.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  Day 27- What it can teach us.  I have the good fortune to strike up a conversation with T. who has a flare for storytelling, a passion for sociology, and has lived a rich life.  Read this...


 Backpacking North:  Treriksröset — The Three Borders.  It begins with a path; a line drawn through a landscape, but also through time.  Read this...


 Bearfoot Theory:  Desert Backpacking Tips for your Southwest Adventure.  Your southwest backpacking trip will be rewarding and exciting if you plan the necessary details in advance.  Read this...


 Sobo-Hobo:  You're Never Going To Make It.  Day three and I considered giving up. What happened? Well, I lost my sunglasses, of course.  Read this...


 The Ultralight Hiker:  Vapor Barrier.  You must never breathe inside your sleeping bag (or sweat). You are filling it with water which must be evaporated.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Fleece Sweaters: Must-Have Clothing for Hiking and Backpacking.  They're the perfect garment for a dirtbag hiker, but still look fashionable when you need to look nice.  Read this...


 IndiaHikes:  A Rational Mind's reasons to Trek.  A trek is primarily a showcase of human values.  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  Searching for Audrey Sutherland.  Her motto was "Go simple, go solo, go now."  Read this...


 GORE-TEX Blog:  10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country.  We've tracked down some of the best trails in the United States!  Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  Gates of the Arctic Traverse.  19 days and 400 Miles thru Alaska's Brooks Range.  Read this...


 Backpackinglight:  Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.  Voila.  Read this...


 Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:  WA — PCT Section J . . . for Jan and Joan (together again).  Are we having fun yet?  Read this...


 The Ultimate Hang:  DIY Hammock Half Bug Net (HUG) Instructions.  It was designed for minimalist DIY-ers who want to maximize weight loss and minimize pack bulk.  Read this...


 Hiker Adventures:  The Bathroom Bear.  I stared at the bear. The bear stared at me.  Read this...


 Alpine Mystic:  Most Important Piece of Gear? Your Body.  So, how do we get and stay durable?  Read this...


 Appalachian Trail Girl:  Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit: Planning and Preparing.  It's remote, it's high altitude, and there's a low number of tourists doing it.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  Day 21- Turtle mode.  I don't want to escape. My goal is be present but I just feel stupid for being out here in the cold.  Read this...


 The Roming Bobcat:  AT final debrief. And the next adventure.  I now know that the sickness that landed me in the hospital was a gift. This is still 2016. The year when I asked the Universe to "surprise me".  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  A Tour of the Arc'teryx Factory in Vancouver.  Where iconic Arc'teryx garments like the Alpha SV Jacket are made.  Read this...


 The Big Trip:  Eggeweg.  I found a very nice surprise: a very nice and clean public toilet.  Read this...


 Bedrock & Paradox:  Ultralight backpacking for assholes.  No one expects to play a violin well, or even acceptably, without years of practice, but plenty of folks are mystified that their legs hurt after a 15 mile day of hiking.  Read this...


 Erik The Black's Backpacking Blog:  The Ultimate Guide To Lightweight Backpacking Gear #1: Backpacks (2016).  That's all of em  Read this...


 California Sunday:  Preserving the Quietest Places.  If you need to turn, do so from your waist. Don't bend your wrists, ankles, fingers — they crack. Calm your breath. Stifle sneezes.  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  Trail Camera in L.A. Captures Mountain Lion Above City Lights.  L.A. is one of only two megacities in the world (the other is Mumbai) with large carnivores living within the city limits.  Read this...


 Vox:  You are way more likely to be killed by deer than by sharks, bears, and gators combined..  It's time America's truly deadliest animal became known.  Read this...


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