A select carving of outdoors news, shenanigans, chuckles, and items to ponder for Oct 28th.
- Want to own a trail town? Looks like Campo, CA is up for sale! Own a piece of trail-famous PCT lore.
- No surprise to anyone who swung a Pulaski, but without volunteer workers, the state of our NPS units and the trail would be much different indeed.
- “Coloradans have effectively been training bears how to misbehave on a massive scale. And wildlife officials have had enough” This article might be about Colorado in particular. But that article easily applies to any area that is seeing a surge in population and conflicts as we move into areas with a large bear population.
- Looks like ATVs will NOT be allowed in the Utah NPS units on November 1st after all. Kudos to Park Superintendent Kate Cannon of the SE Utah group for saying “NO” and holding her ground.
- Who needs to hike the Appalachian Trail? Instead, you can now walk this famous path virtually! The developer hopes to develop PCT and CDT versions, too. Get yer cyber Triple Crown!,
- “Thru-Hikers Got Kicked Off a Plane Because They Smelled” Now shown in the article? The hikes in question posted to a hiker forum. They wore the same clothes they wore for several months hiking. Yeesh. Puffies, in particular, get some nasty trail funk. Nylon shell and seldom washing means some terrible odors. Pro tip: Go to Wally World or Tar-zhey after your hike and get some inexpensive clean clothes. It is what I did after Utah and the GDT; I had some clean clothes ready after New Mexico, too. Also, baking soda and vinegar do wonders on the clothes when washing them, too.
- From Nathan W. Pyles. Tents are magical!
- And, finally, some hope for the future?
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