Sunday, February 5, 2017

Fresh, February 5

Astronomy Picture of the Day Where to See the American Eclipse.  Are you planning to see the American Eclipse on August 21?  Visit site  ▷

Astronomy Picture of the Day Conjunction of Four.  From low Earth orbit the International Space Station briefly joined the trio that evening in skies near Le Lude, France.  Visit site  ▷

USGS International Recognition for Historic Elwha River Restoration.  The collaborative work of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to restore the Elwha River of Washington, USA, was recognized as a world-renowned restoration project during the awarding of the 2016 Thiess International Riverprize.  Visit site  ▷

PetaPixel Gorgeous 8K Timelapse Captures All Four Seasons in Norway.  One year of planning, one year of shooting, and four months of post-production is a lot of time to spend on a single timelapse. Good things come to those who wait.  Visit site  ▷

BBC News Weekend Camping Resets Body Clock.  The first thing they learned on a week-long camping trip in winter was people were exposed to 13 times more light than at home, even though it was the darkest part of the year.  Visit site  ▷

USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.  WARC researchers provide scientific understanding of how wetlands work and the importance of wetlands to both humans and the plants and animals that rely on healthy wetlands to survive.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Words Of Wisdom From "Old Mountain" Phelps.  His determination to locate his party's camp in the deep forest rather than in a clearing with a splendid view of the Great Range: "Ain't the kinder scenery you want to hog down all at once."  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Raccoons in Winter.  Like the black bear and skunk, the raccoon experiences a type of winter dormancy known as carnivorean lethargy.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal 5 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Topo Maps.  I first fell in love with topographic maps about 12 years ago. The maps were like little miracles to me. The little boy in me was eternally fascinated.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Barefoot Hiking: Is That A Thing?  There are people who wax poetic about barefoot hiking.  Visit site  ▷

Dances with Angiosperms El Circuito de Los Condores.  Just finished a work/play trip to central Chile. There is not a ton of information in English on this trail so I am hoping this report will be helpful.  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere PCT Class of 2016 Survey: The Demographics.  It's time to take a closer look at the demographics from this last year's PCT class.  Visit site  ▷

HikeLighter.Com Interviews: Vargo Outdoors.  Vargo Outdoors is an outdoor company that sells specialized gear, nearly all of it titanium, a cottage company yet with a global reach.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking Project Journal How to Survive Winter in an Adventure Rig.  Over Insulate. Head South.  Visit site  ▷

Indiahikes 9 Tips to be a Good Trek Photographer.  Anuja Gupta is a Trek Leader at Indiahikes. She has eight years of experience as a Photojournalist. Once a press photographer in the busy streets of Mumbai, she ventured to the Himalayas to capture a different world altogether.  Visit site  ▷

Lee Petersen Spring in Alaska.  I didn't spend as many nights out watching the aurora as usual, but still managed to see a few good displays.  Visit site  ▷

Pacific Crest Trail Association A SOBO learns how hard it really is.  In the middle of the most challenging experience of my southbound thru-hike, I found a sock.  Visit site  ▷

Parasite of the Day Ophiocordyceps pseudolloydii.  The Cordyceps fungus has become a fixture in popular media, at least as the go-to comparison/cause for fictional human zombies.  Visit site  ▷

Pinoy Mountaineer There is room for all of us in the mountains.  I am one of the few who earnestly believe that there is room for all of us on our country's mountaintops.  Visit site  ▷

novaugust Californian Deserts.  As I left I was prevented from turning right by a low-flying helicopter chasing a Monster racecar down the highway. California, man.  Visit site  ▷

Scottish Mountaineer Red light indicates doors are secure.  I sat and watched as the mist swirled and opened another wee window north. A gift from the mountain gods for my toil.   Visit site  ▷

Strictly Sassy A Guide to Hiking The Panamint Dunes in Death Valley  The Panamint Dunes is located in the northern end of Death Valley National Park. This place doesn't get a lot of visitors.  Visit site  ▷

the clueless wanderer Am I too old to hang?  What the hell do I have in common with these girls? I will be turning 44 in December.  Visit site  ▷

QT Luong's Blog A day on and under the ice, Wrangell-St Elias National Park.  Although Wrangell-St Elias is a national park of immense size, none of the experiences it offers is as remarkable as exploring Root Glacier.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Hiker's Choice: Favorite Appalachian Trail Hostels.  Each hostel has its own quirks and is known for different things, but thanks to our survey of past thru-hikers, we get to highlight a few that go above and beyond.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Poly Tent by The Ultralight Hiker on the Cheap.  I bring you my new poly tent made from a standard 8' x 10' poly tarp. This one cost me A$7.99 and took only minutes to make.  Visit site  ▷

Adrenaline Romance Cebu Highlands Trail: The First Long-Distance Hiking Trail in the Visayas.  With a length of 408.29 kilometers and an elevation gain of 954 meters, the CHT snakes lengthwise along the entire Cebu island. It is not a straight line; it bends, turns, ascends, descends along and around the central spine of Cebu.  Visit site  ▷

Palm Beach Post Jupiter man home after 4,800-mile hike, from Quebec to Key West.  On July 6, the morning he took his first step, he had 4,800 miles in front of him. He would cover them all on foot.  Visit site  ▷

PetaPixel Shooting with the iPhone in Antarctica.  I knew it would be a great opportunity to shoot a photography project where I could capture the Antarctic landscape in a unique way.  Visit site  ▷

Privacy Pop The Bed Tent.  Create a sleep space anywhere or split large rooms like dorms and barracks into private suites.  Visit site  ▷

PDN Photo of the Day New World Cowboys.  Lving today by the same code of toughness and independence that have made cowboys into icons for the last hundred years.  Visit site  ▷

Canyon Country Zephyr One Night Only: When Ed Abbey and R. Crumb Came to Moab.  In 1985, two great artists, writer Edward Abbey and cartoonist R. Crumb met in Moab, Utah to promote a new edition of Abbey's classic novel, 'The Monkey Wrench Gang,' with Crumb's brilliant and unique illustrations.  Visit site  ▷

Bogley Outdoor Community Hunter Shoots Juvenile Triceratops.  Mmmm--baby ribs.  Visit site  ▷

McSweeney's Internet Tendency Initial Meeting of the National Parks Revolutionary Coordinating Committee.  My fellow national treasures, I call this meeting to order. Thank you all for coming. It seems like nobody else is willing to save America, so I'm taking matters into my own landscape.  Visit site  ▷

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