Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fresh, February 26

Adventure Journal Mary McIntyre's Arresting Photography.  She distills moments and memories into images that are sock you in the face good.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Square Flat Tarp.  In three decades of tarping, I'm not sure I have used a more solidly built model.  Visit site  ▷

Adventures In Stoving Gas vs. Alcohol — Which is Lighter?.  Don't like my numbers? That's perfectly understandable. Use your numbers.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Nemo Cloudview Hammock.  It contains elements of a bridge hammock with a drop on the foot end but also a standard spreader-bar hammock on the head end. The fabric is a thick, stiff, and open mesh that reminds me of patio furniture.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Warbonnet Outdoors Wooki Underquilt.  A full-length insulator for the bottom of a hammock.  Visit site  ▷

KSL From sewage overloads to traffic jams, Utah grapples with surging tourism.  Last year 4.3 million people passed through Zion — a sharp uptick from half a decade ago when the park hosted 2.8 million.  Visit site  ▷

Parasite of the Day Apatemon gracilis.  A fish's brain is where the parasite being featured in today's post is found.  Visit site  ▷

Washington Trails Association Focusing on Historic Connections to Find Lost Trails.  Trails around Washington are disappearing, due in large part to steep declines in funding for our public lands. To help tackle the problem, Washington Trails Association started the Lost Trails Found campaign at the end of 2015.  Visit site  ▷

GORE-TEX Blog How To Choose the Best Hiking Socks.  When you consider what your feet go through in the course of a hike, no matter the distance, it makes sense to prioritize what goes on them.  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight Insights GEAR REVIEW: Columbia_Montrail Caldorado II Trail Shoe.  I don't go with the lightest shoe, rather a stable, supportive, cushioned, rock-protected shoe with a good traction outsole, which weighs a bit more.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker The Silverback.  This is the new Gossamer Gear 58 litre pack.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Tipulidae: The Cute Faced Crane Fly.  An email chirped in my inbox; "Check out the cute face on this insect we found."  Visit site  ▷

Hiking Project Journal Everything You Need to Know About Reading a Topographic Map.  A step-by-step guide to buying and using topo maps.  Visit site  ▷

Oregon Natural Desert Association Water Cache Guidelines.  1. Hide caches so they are not visible from roads and mark with name and ETA date...  Visit site  ▷

OutdoorGearLab Blunt XS Metro Review.  The Blunt XS Metro Umbrella has a very unique look that stands out.  Visit site  ▷

Gossamer Gear Guide to Backpacking in the Rain.  You will get wet — what can be controlled, however, is how you handle it.  Visit site  ▷

Feature Shoot Paul Nicklen Captures the Beauty and Fragility of the Polar Regions.  To counter contemporary political discourses denying climate change, we need only turn our heads to the polar regions.  Visit site  ▷

Feature Shoot Minimalist Snapshots of the World.  By 'The Agoraphobic Traveller'.  Visit site  ▷

Feature Shoot The Couple Who Found A Shared Love For Tornado Chasing.  The passion caused by the great and sublime in nature is Astonishment.  Visit site  ▷

Old School Outfitter Klymit Insulated Hammock V: Review.  Cold Butt Syndrome (CBS) is the biggest challenge to sleeping in a hammock year around.  Visit site  ▷

PCT Trailside Reader The Last One to Canada Loses.  This time last year I was sitting on a bit of a secret. I was planning to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Sawyer Mini Water Filter or Sawyer Squeeze Point One: How to Choose.  How can you decide between the two? It really depends how you intend to use them.  Visit site  ▷

Willis Wall Multimedia Bye Bye UL, SUL etc.  Familiarity with my gear allows me to generally assess what I'll be carrying on my back without having to create a spreadsheet.  Visit site  ▷

The Shooting Star Soul Searching in the Ecuadorian Andes.  When you've been on the road long enough, you start questioning your own wanderlust.  Visit site  ▷

Nicolaross Hiking in Central America: Guatemalan Style — What's Not to Hike?.  The hikes I find most memorable are those that test me. Hiking in Central America can do that.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science La Paz adapts to a world without water.  Piss water is better than no water.  Visit site  ▷

Science / AAAS The great Greenland meltdown.  Veiny networks of azure streams meander west, flowing to the edge of the ice sheet and eventually out to sea.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic Ten Days Along the Border.  Agence France-Presse photographers Jim Watson and Guillermo Arias traveled the length of the U.S. — Mexico border, one on each side, documenting.  Visit site  ▷

Columbia River Orienteering Club Wilderness Navigation Course [YouTube].  These videos will teach you the core map and compass skills needed for wilderness navigation. It's much easier to learn these skills from a video rather than a book!  Visit site  ▷

Sierra Club Following the Golan Trail.  Mountains, minefields, and the Sea of Galilee.  Visit site  ▷

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