Friday Faves

Friday Faves 1/12/2018

Wahoo, TGIF! These are just a few of my favorite articles and links this week.

Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE!

Crossing Aotearoa

I’m not sure if this is the new hip trail to do or not, but it seems I am hearing about the Great Himalaya Trail more this year than before. This blog caught my eye as they began their journey in Kathmandu and were dealing with the logistics of permits.  The pictures are AMAZING and although it might not be on my list, it might be on yours!

Annapurna Dreams

Serious Eats

Yes, yes, yes!!! Who wouldn’t go?? Book clubs are so, well, yesterday.  You are already bringing treats, why not make that the main attraction? I like the idea of picking a cookbook to try recipes from, it sounds like a fantastic way to not only learn new ones but get to eat them when you only make one dish yourself.  Read this great post all about how to set one up for your very own!

Why Cookbook Clubs Should Be The New Way We Entertain

Reno Gazette Journal

Some of you may know her as Snorkel, but Liz Thomas has written a definitive book on thru-hiking that is destined to be the recommended guide on the subject for years to come.  In “Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru Hike”, she not only shares the basic how-it’s-done, she talks about the other aspects that need to be taken into account like the real mental struggle that knocks many a hiker off the trail well before the finish line.

More Than Pretty Photos, Backpacking Guide Tackles Emotional and Financial Challenges


Looking for some pretty amazing pictures and tales of outdoor adventure to scroll by on Instagram?  This post shares their annual list of fellow Mountaineers that are worth checking out to help motivate you to get outdoors!

Top 10 Inspirational Mountaineers of Instagram For 2018


Janet lives close to Yosemite National Park and I love the pictures of when she gets outdoors but even more so when she gets out her family.  She writes about the double gift: time in God’s Country and with loved ones as they enjoy Yosemite in autumn.

Ladies’ Day In The High Country

Adventure Journal

Come on, don’t tell me you haven’t wondered at how those lovely things work!  Many a frozen digit they have prevented and cold outdoor trip they have rescued. Did you know they are non-toxic? Find out exactly what is inside and what kind of magic chemistry is at hand!

How Do Hand Warmers Work, Anyway?

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