Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fresh, May 7

personal message The Mountain.  Friday, May 5, 2017  Visit site  ▷

NPMaps.com National Park Maps.  Just free maps, period.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Your socks are your best friends. Know how to care for and feed them.  Some years ago the Germans did away with socks, and kept the soldiers' feet well greased. That this plan had its disadvantages is proved by the fact that the Germans are provided with socks at the present time.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Research Finds Increased Infected Ticks in Adirondacks.  Nearly half of the adult blacklegged ticks, and a quarter of the nymphs collected in North Country counties tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.  Visit site  ▷

Future Travel The Unbearable Lightness of Being (in 26C).  Eventually all airlines will be like Aeroflot. Anyone who ever used the bathroom on a CRJ-200 would agree that it feels like it was designed by an indifferent Soviet engineer.  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Hemlock Gaining a search image.  Spring transformations are happening. And I'm hiking with a naturalist with years of experience in this area. Nothing is dull anymore.  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Hemlock La Sal Ramblings.  Maybe I will get another job here next season. I sent in my application last week. But who knows what will happen.  Visit site  ▷

GORE-TEX Blog Safety Tips for Hiking in Bear Country.  Here's how to avoid an encounter, identify different species, protect your camp, and even survive an attack.  Visit site  ▷

The Morning News El Lobo Returns Home.  When the eleven crates were finally opened, the wolf family sprang out into the wilderness and freedom — fulfilling their long journey and giving hope for wolf recovery around the world.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal The 61-Year Old Shepherd Who Shuffled His Way to an Unlikely Ultra Win.  If you don't wear out, you rust out, and you rust out quicker than you wear out.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal There's Just One Square Inch of Silence Left in the U.S.  Even in vast wilderness areas, silence, free from the clamor of humankind, was nearly impossible to find.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog ULA Catalyst Backpack Review.  The ULA Catalyst is one of the largest sub-three pound ultralight style backpacks that you can buy with 75 Liters of carrying capacity.  Visit site  ▷

Atlas Obscura A New Look at the Little-Known Pyramids of Ancient Nubia.  More than 200 pyramids mark the tombs of royalty of the Kingdom of Kush.  Visit site  ▷

HikeLighter.Com Zpacks 'Solplex' Flex Tent (free standing) Upgrade.  It currently sits at the #3 spot on my Lightest Fully Enclosed Solo Shelters Comparison chart, which is crazy impressive.  Visit site  ▷

Liz Thomas Tips to keeping feet happy while snow hiking.  Here's why I think it works.  Visit site  ▷

LightHeart Gear LightHeart Gear Hikes Coast2Coast Sweden.  This route will take Judy through a gorgeous area of Sweden and she will spend a few days along the famous Halland Trail.  Visit site  ▷

Backpacker Modern Man Vs. Mad Dog.  Does gear, or the lack of it, make or break an adventure? More to the point, does it matter at all? [1998]  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog How to Bend Backpack Frame Stays.  One of the biggest benefits of a backpack with frame stays is that you can bend them to create a personalized fit.  Visit site  ▷

Into Cascadia Review: Hanchor Marl 42L Pack.  Hanchor sews packs better than any North American ones I've used.  Visit site  ▷

Climbing Nutrition An In-Depth Look at Energy Metabolism.  The better someone understands the basic science about a topic, the less likely they are to have pseudoscientific beliefs on it.  Visit site  ▷

The Salt Lake Tribune Op-ed: What Bears Ears is really like.  I know what it feels like to walk up these canyons and explore the world of The Ancient Ones.  Visit site  ▷

ColoradoHiking Conquer the Rain.  How to Stay Comfortable Backpacking in Bad Weather.  Visit site  ▷

Portland Monthly Hiking 350 Miles on the Oregon Desert Trail.  The ODT is not, Patrick cautions, for the casual backpacker.  Visit site  ▷

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Six Long Distance Hiking Tips: It's Not Just About the Gear.  To help you build your own ultralight philosophy and methodology.  Visit site  ▷

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