Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fresh, October 23

 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Full Moon in Mountain Shadow.  Near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea  Read this...


 Pacific NW Seasons:  North Cascades Autumn Getaway: Hiking on the Cusp of Winter.  While many stocked up on food and batteries and stuck close to home last weekend, I headed to the North Cascades in north-central Washington.  Read this...


 National Geographic Adventure:  Hikers Start Final — Most Difficult — Stage of Grand Canyon Trek.  Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko face scarce water, treacherous crags, and the threat of booming tourism on their last push through the iconic American landscape.  Read this...


 Alpine Science, Inc.:  2016 PCT Thru Hike Update: Let's Eat Cake!  My first day back on trail reminded me of what a grind hiking can be.  Read this...


 Bedrock & Paradox:  The worst things about Montana.  Feel free to take offense.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Amok Equipment Draumr 3.0 Hammock System Review.  Its signature feature is that its suspension is attached to the sides of the hammock and not at the ends like conventional gathered-end or Mayan style hammock.  Read this...


 Erik the Black:  Thru-Hiking Tips Part 1.  As simple as it may sound, the most important rule of thru-hiking is just to not quit.  Read this...


 rambling man:  The Coast to Coast National Trail.  The Coast to Coast is an incredibly varied and interesting walk. There's fells, limestone pavements, wild moorland, coal mining and coasts.  Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  The Lost Coast of Alaska: Part 2.  An Alaskan coastal traverse between Cordova and Icy Bay, Alaska using fatbikes, packrafts, and inspiration from those whom came before.  Read this...


 The Summit Register:  How to Dry Your Own Apples for Oatmeal with a Kick.  Oven-dried Apples. Ingredients: Apples. Preparation: Preheat the oven to 200°F.  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  Autumn Backpacking in the Dolomites.  Impressions from a six day backpacking trip into the Sextner Dolomites in South Tyrol.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Water Crossing Safety Tips For Hikers.  If you haven't needed water crossing safety tips yet on your hiking adventures, you will.  Read this...


 The Huckleberry Hiker:  Man Attacked by Bear Near Whitefish.  The investigation showed that the father and daughter unknowingly walked between an adult female grizzly bear and her cubs.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  An Easy Hack to Make Your Car Camping Warmer.  If you don't know about Reflectix, read on.  Read this...


 Charlie Knight:  Animals on the PCT.  Some of my favourite memories and experiences from the PCT were the friends I made. Some of these friends were human; many of them were not.  Read this...


 Bold Betties:  The question isn't "why?" — it is "Why the F*** not?".  I had been looking at life all wrong. I was constantly trying to justify why I was doing something in the nice logical way that society told me was acceptable — instead of following what actually made me happy.  Read this...


 REI Coop Journal:  How to Get Your Adventure Cat Ready for the Trail.  In the last few years more and more cat owners have started harnessing up their adventure cats and bringing them along.  Read this...


 The Ultralight Hiker:  No Sew Sandals 80 grams.  Should take you less than half an hour.  Read this...


 The GearCaster:  On Demand Storage For Your Gear.  Unlike normal storage where you pay monthly for a set amount of space, with Omni you pay on a monthly cost-per-item basis. No contracts or no minimums.  Read this...


 Science:  Two weeks in the mountains can change your blood for months.  Even short exposures to high elevation can unleash a complex cascade of changes within red blood cells that make it easier for them to cope with low-oxygen conditions.  Read this...


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