Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fresh, January 29

seeme Julien Mauve.  See Me and Squarespace are proud to present the story of Julien Mauve.  Visit site  ▷

USGS Maps Made With Light Show the Way.  The topic, officially, was water. But during a scientific conference in Butte, Montana, in 2013, earthquake expert Michael Stickney glimpsed something unexpected in a three-dimensional lidar image of the Bitterroot Valley in nearby Missoula.  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society Snow Day! 8 Surprisingly Snow-Loving Animals.  From making snowballs to refrigerating food, these animals know what to do with the white stuff.  Visit site  ▷

BBC Earth How insects like bumblebees do so much with tiny brains.  The immense skills of some insects and worms suggest small brains are surprisingly powerful.  Visit site  ▷

Avaunt Magazine One Small Step: Crossing the Largest Glacier in Europe.  I'll be crossing the largest glacier in Europe, from west to east, on skis, in order to document the melting ice cap. It's a moment that I feel compelled to capture because my granddaughter won't be able to see this glacier with her own eyes - in less than a century it will be gone.  Visit site  ▷

Chang Kim Utopia Incomplete.  (in progress)  Visit site  ▷

Fix Here's What Dehydration Does to Your Body (and What to do About it).  It should come as no surprise that when our bodies don't have enough water, things can go seriously awry.  Visit site  ▷

from canyons to clouds Backpacking Argentine Patagonia's Huemul Circuit.  I just got back from Patagonia and gosh darn it, I'm gonna blog about it.  Visit site  ▷

Thrifty Outdoors Man Top Knots Every Outdoorsman Needs to Know.  The top knots, instructions for tying the knots, and their uses.  Visit site  ▷

Outdoor Quest Monitoring Backcountry Weather — Part 1.  Buys-Ballot's law provides a rough approximation of the location and direction of the low pressure system as it tracks through a region.  Visit site  ▷

Outdoor Quest Monitoring Backcountry Weather — Part 2.  Aboard the ship, the Captain's standing orders required that I notify him if the barometric pressure dropped more than .04 inches of mercury in four hours; this was a big deal.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Rowing Away from the Frenzy of the Material World.  The classic Scandinavian open cockpit, double oared boat spent the fall traveling over 1,500 miles on the mighty Mississippi River before taking the Atchafalaya River to the Gulf of Mexico.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal It's Bigger on the Inside: The Truck Bed Living Room.  Depending on your level of handiness, there are about a zillion different ways to turn a truck camper into a cozy, home-away-from-home living room.  Visit site  ▷

GearWeAre The Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed For 2017.  In today's guide, we'll be looking specifically at low cut hiking shoes.  Visit site  ▷

Washington Trails Association Winter Photography Tips for Snowy Landscapes.  Capturing those landscapes can be challenging, requiring preparation and flexibility.  Visit site  ▷

Washington Trails Association Mount Rainier Moves to Online Permit Reservations.  Users will now be able to request wilderness camping and climbing permits online. The permits are for sites along the extremely popular Wonderland Trail, as well as other backcountry camps in the park.  Visit site  ▷

Washington Trails Association Wrap it Up: We Review Rain Skirts, Kilts and Wraps.  The problem: Rain pants are hot and annoying to get on or off. The solution: Rain wraps.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Germophobe Tips For Avoiding Trail Sickness.  You know me. I'm the guy who uses paper towels to open bathroom doors, refuses to shake hands, and lives with a bottle of hand sanitizer attached to my hip. Yes, I am a card carrying germophobe.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science Take it from a former park ranger: No one is going rogue.  The facts of our nation's climate cannot be considered partisan.  Visit site  ▷

VICE A Conversation with the Rogue National Park Service Twitter Account.  @AltNatParkSer started as a reaction to the muzzling of a National Park Service Twitter account for sharing facts about climate change. About a dozen other alt accounts have popped up in the last week.  Visit site  ▷

Craftsmanship Quarterly Precious Drops.  While people in many developing countries have plenty of water, much of it isn't safe enough to drink. What will it take?  Visit site  ▷

Seeker Ancient Mayan Superhighways Found in the Guatemala Jungle.  The network of roads dates as far back as 600 B.C., and is regarded as the foundation of the first state-level society in the Western Hemisphere.  Visit site  ▷

Trail to Peak Gear Preview: Salomon XA Enduro.  If you're looking for a bombproof trail shoe, that offers tons of protection, stability, and sure footedness, the XA Enduro should be at the top of your shopping list.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Lifestraw Go Water Bottle Review.  I predict that the biggest challenge with using this water bottle will be keeping my hands clean enough to keep the filtered water uncontaminated!  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Walking the Walk: Quadriplegic AT Thru-Hiker Stacey Kozel Shares Her Story.  On the tough days I remembered my days in the hospital...The worst day on the trail is alway better than even the best day in the hospital.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Say Hello to Three-Season Sleeping Bag Perfection.  A whole lot of tough choices and complexity for something that’s about as simple as a great big sock that you sleep in.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life The Thru-Hiker's Diet.  When I arrive at a town or resupply point, I can tell you that the last thing I am thinking about is eating more dried fruit, nuts, cereal or beans!  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'.  Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.  Visit site  ▷

Hyperlite Mountain Gear River of Dreams: Packrafting Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Dreaming of rivers isn't a recent thing. It's been an ever-increasing constant for many years.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online National Parks Don't Need Your Misty-Eyed Reverence.  John Muir rhapsodizing about Yosemite is one thing, but Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots "cathedrals," "shrines," and "sacred spaces."  Visit site  ▷

HeraldNet The highs and lows of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  'It was pouring rain. I barely caught the shuttle down to town,' he said. 'And then I spent all day and $40 at the bakery, just drinking coffee and eating pastries.'  Visit site  ▷

Gray Snowflakes by Alexay Kljatov.  Snowflakes are incredible. Look at them.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science How to make a survival whistle from a soup can. [video]  A high-volume whistle that hapless hikers can make with just a tin can and a nail.  Visit site  ▷

The Outdoor Society Hiking, Nature and Outdoor Recreation is Political. Period.  Numerous people told us to "stick to nature" and that we needed to be less political. For The Outdoor Society, that is impossible.  Visit site  ▷

Scarfolk Council Action Man Waterboarding Accessories.  Like many boys' toys, such as tractors, diggers and trains, the Action Man waterboarding kit was designed to help young boys develop a sense of what they might like to be when they grow up.  Visit site  ▷

The Onion White House Staff Reminded To Place Lids Firmly On Trash Cans After Steve Bannon Gets Into Garbage Again.  Staffers 'should not directly approach him', as he could be carrying some sort of disease.  Visit site  ▷

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