Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fresh, May 21

PetaPixel Breathtaking Timelapse of the Grand Canyon Captures Full Cloud Inversion.  Shot as part of the SKYGLOW Project in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Porcupines And Their Need For Salt.  Wooden axe handles and canoe paddles that have been left lying on the ground are both known targets of this rodent.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Porcupines, Cookies, and Other Unexpected Adventures.  The mountains — and more unexpected adventures — await, I'm sure of that.  Visit site  ▷

40 years of walking The Bivy Condensation Conundrum.  The worst offenders are the polyurethane membrane/WPB materials that are only vapor permeable.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Don't Go Out Without A Net: It's Black-fly Season in the Adirondacks.  From Mother's Day to Father's Day. That's when the mosquitoes take over, then the deerflies and the no-see-ums.  Visit site  ▷

The GearCaster Bots Are Stealing Your Campsites And Permits.  The folks at KQED uncovered the prevalent use of bots to book campsites throughout California's park system.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic A Creationist Sues the Grand Canyon for Religious Discrimination.  Creationists have a bit of an obsession with the Grand Canyon.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal When a River Trip Ends in Tragedy.  Here we were, trapped in a canyon, and yet also caught between some of the West's other competing activities, things like farming and irrigation.  Visit site  ▷

Martha's Vineyard Times Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease.  Sudden-onset dementia should really be a red flag for Lyme disease.  Visit site  ▷

Atlas Obscura Ol Doinyo Lengai — Arusha, Tanzania.  This rare volcano spews the strangest and coolest lava in the world.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Unstoppable.  I tried to give up 4 times today but that voice is getting quieter. 110 down and only 2540 miles to go.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal The Guy Who Captures Seemingly Impossible Photos.  A lot of times it is just about being at the right location at the right time.  Visit site  ▷

The Summit Register Water Treatment 101: Viruses.  Even as a traveler in the backcountry you must be observant of your surroundings.  Visit site  ▷

Lotsafreshair How to make a Buff from an old t-shirt.  Are you ready to get your crafty side on?  Visit site  ▷

Mile Hike Guys How to sew a DIY Backpack part 3.  Patterns and sewing.  Visit site  ▷

Men's Journal The 25 Best Adventure Photos of the Past 25 Years.  Nailing the shot might not be the same as reaching the summit, but these photos prove it's a feat worthy of its own accolades.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online The 40-Year-Old Scientist Who Dropped Everything to Hike the Appalachian Trail.  Who she'll be when she finishes, she isn't sure.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online Meet the Octogenarian Who's Going to Break the Appalachian Trail Age Record.  He knows that a routine fall that wouldn't be an issue for another hiker might end his record attempt.  Visit site  ▷

BBC How army rations helped change food.  When soldiers go into the field, they carry with them tiny miracles of engineering military meals.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Ultralight Ultra-Sharp Knives.  3 Grams.  Visit site  ▷

Expert Vagabond Packing & Planning For The Arctic Circle Trail.  Here are some useful tips based on my Greenland adventure in August 2015.  Visit site  ▷ Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail.  Explore and connect with nature on this 160 km backcountry trail between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.  Visit site  ▷

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