Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fresh, March 5

Astronomy Picture of the Day A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana.  Is that a spaceship or a cloud?  Visit site  ▷

GPSFileDepot Free...  Custom Garmin Maps, Ximage hosting, tutorials, articles and more for your GPS  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 15 Review.  A good sleep insulation option if you're a side sleeper and hate the confinement of a mummy-style hood.  Visit site  ▷

Dronestagram Bird's eye view. Explore. Share..  Pictures viewed from a drone.  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight Insights Men's Performance Underwear for Hiking and Backpacking.  What do you wear under your kilt? Well, I don't find many articles on this subject, but it's a valid question to bring up.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Thru Hiking, The Embodiment of Minimalism.  Apparently things that start with "F" are incredibly important.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek The Hardest Sections on the Appalachian Trail.  Here they are, in order.  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Hemlock Syncline Trail, two years later.  Suddenly everything is right with the world and I remember where I'm coming from and where I am going.  Visit site  ▷

Pacific Crest Trail Association After 17 years, Kick Off leaves more than footprints.  The huge feeds, booths, bag checks and largesse of the event will be gone.  Visit site  ▷

Just a Colorado Gal 35 Lessons from 35 Years.  ...11. You are good at something. 12. Self confidence isn't arrogance; it's simply confidence...  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Man Which walking trail is the least direct one you can walk?  The question burrowed itself into my mind, and slowly niggled at me.  Visit site  ▷

Hike Bike Travel Extreme Arctic Adventure!.  Sailing Around the top of North America.  Visit site  ▷

Carrot Quinn Superior Wilderness Designs 35 Liter Pack.  I have a new pack! This is very exciting. I love an ultra-tiny ultralight pack company.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Sneak Peak at Patagonia's First Ever Full-Size Sleeping Bag.  If you wanted a traditional, full-body sleeping bag from Patagonia, you were out of luck. Until now.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science This is what happens to your body as you die of dehydration.  Dehydration is different for everybody but it can get dangerous quick.  Visit site  ▷

Vimeo Invisible Oregon.  Witness for the first time this diverse and interconnected landscape rendered from light we can't see with our own eyes.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic Smithsonian Magazine's 2016 Photo Contest.  Selected from more than 48,000 entries sent in from 146 countries.  Visit site  ▷

Behance Iceland.  Cinemascope, by Andreas Levers  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight Insights GEAR REVIEW: 2017 Gossamer Gear Silverback 50 Backpack.  The new Silverback incorporates all of the improvements introduced in the 2016 upgrade of the Gorilla pack...a very refined backpack from the get-go.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Inflatable Bathtub Groundsheet.  I thought this was a genius idea till I Googled it and found someone else had already been there before me.  Visit site  ▷

Jim Wood's Base Camp A Treatment for Silnylon Floors.  I decided to document this do-it-yourself treatment that can serve as a single solution to this fabric's three primary floor-related problems.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Why Going Walkabout Isn't as Crazy as it Sounds.  Non-Aboriginal Australians look down upon the ritual of walkabout as if it's ridiculous. They do not understand it.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog NEMO Tensor Insulated 20S Mummy Sleeping Pad Review.  The Tensor Insulated Mummy 20S is a sweet sleeping pad, super comfortable, ultralight, quiet and compact.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Person Tent Review.  If you're looking for a lightweight tent that's easy to pitch, the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 is a solid choice.  Visit site  ▷

Pacific Crest Trail Association How the wife of a president helped create the PCT.  The setting was the East Room of the White House. A large map was hung and there were so many conservation dignitaries present that President Johnson ran out of pens.  Visit site  ▷

Indiahikes Trek Fitness Guide for Himalayan High Altitude Treks.  Save these images for easy access when you're working out.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Project Proven Tips for Faster Injury Recovery.  How one outdoorsman bounced back-physically and mentally-from a horrific accident.  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere A Beginner's Guide To The Outback.  The freedom offered by Outback travel is an extraordinarily different experience.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal The Lands Fight in Utah Is All About Symbolism.  Opinion.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack An Ill Wind.  The Health Effects of Wind.  Visit site  ▷

NPR Photographer Builds A 'Photo Ark' For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting. [audio/transcript]  Photographer Joel Sartore is 11 years into a 25-year endeavor to document every captive animal species in the world.  Visit site  ▷

Bogley Outdoor Community Hiker falls to his death in Zion National Park.  A 45-year-old man was discovered at the bottom of Refrigerator Canyon along the West Rim Trail with injuries that indicated he fell from a high ledge.  Visit site  ▷

El Taraumara Entre bicis, montañas y una finca: Tierras Mashcas pt. 3.  "Maschas" are the people from the central highlands of Ecuador who eat machica and occupy the area between four massive volcanoes: Cotopaxi, Illinizas, Tungurahua and Chimborazo.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Cheeseburger Economics.  Whatever unnecessary junk we spent money on was literally taking food out of our own mouths on the AT.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Womens Are Great in Bed.  I particularly adore this one.  Visit site  ▷

Pike To Peak How to Survive a Deer or Moose Attack. [infographic] If a deer is approaching or charging you...  Visit site  ▷

Colorado Springs Gazette Solo backpacking in Iceland, the land of fire and ice.  It is the island of extremes: of glaciers and volcanic springs rumbling side by side; of Norse Paganism and Danish Christianity; of endless sunny skies and unrelenting darkness.  Visit site  ▷

Colorado Springs Gazette In Guatemala, a treacherous hike to one of the world's most active volcanoes.  Our guide rose from his snoring slumber, opening the flap of the tent to watch the volcano spit lava, smoke and ash.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Coping With Wilderness Mansplaining.  Once you become a thru-hiker, and thus a very keen expert in all things wilderness backpacking related, you'll have to learn how to cope with various men.  Visit site  ▷

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Blog Ultralight Intentions and the Triple Crown of Hiking.  My priority is no longer on numbers and labels. Instead, I'm working on ensuring that my head and heart are in the right place.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Project Barbara Hillary: Our Favorite Boundary Breaker.  Today, at age 85, she's a professional speaker inspiring others with her story, her vivacious humor, and her no-excuses attitude.  Visit site  ▷

SaberLight Flameless Rechargeable Plasma Beam Lighter.  Lights up at the click of a button — windproof, no flame, no butane, no hassle. Rechargeable — charge up via USB and you're ready to go.  Visit site  ▷

Tastefully Offensive Raccoon Tries to Steal Paddleboarder's Lunch.  Probably the highlight of my Florida trip.  Visit site  ▷

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