10.23.2020 - Issue 178 - The One with Baby Hills and Underwater Mountains

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Winter Hike

Photo by Andrea Davis on Unsplash

I know it's not winter everywhere yet, and officially it's 6 or so weeks away, but most northernish people are getting prepared for snow (if not already in snow). We participated in a great backcountry avalanche safety webinar yesterday and it got us pumped for some winter hiking this weekend. We don't have all the specific gear yet, so we will stay on the baby hills. One thing that crossed my mind, however, was how to strap your snowshoes to your backpack. The answer ended up in my feed today. Read - 4 min


The Melting

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We all just want to keep adventuring, but sometimes we need to stop and reflect on what's happening to our place of enjoyment and exploration, the outdoors. As everybody knows, climate change is a direct threat to the winter outdoor industry due to the warming of the earth. It's not just the winter fun that is threatened, in the summer months forest fires are keeping us from hiking, climbing and camping. This article has some good advice for those interested in how they can make some lifestyle adjustments to help combat climate change. If you want to get super technical about reducing your carbon footprint, read this. Also, Snowsports Industries America has released a new set of tools to help the winter outdoor community fight climate change. Buy products from companies (including BurtonK2Rossignol) that participate in their platform called ClimateUnited and you'll help support their cause.


Outdoor News and Info:

Good Bib Tips: Practical tips on cycling clothing here. If you've been reading the new TDT for a few weeks, you know I like talking about the problems associated with peeing in the outdoors, as such I like to see when it's addressed right up front: "A key feature of any bib short is that they are pee-break friendly. Both the Pearl Izumi and 7Mesh cargo bib shorts feature stretchy straps that enable you to easily pull down your shorts without having to remove any of your upper layers." Read - 3 min

Pain-Free And Pack-Ready: Our TDT readership is always very interested in staying fit and ready for their next outdoor adventure, so here is another quick workout routine to make you feel like a champ no matter how much you're carrying in your pack. Read - 3 min

Mountains In The Ocean: This past July marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marie Tharp, an oceanographer who created maps that changed the way people imagine two-thirds of the world...the part underwater. I love mountains, wherever they are. Read - 5 min and Watch - 3 min

My Quick Takes:
It’s time to ask Trump and Biden some serious questions on climate. Read - 7 min
Adventure Ready Girls aims to get 1 million girls outside by 2025. Read - 2 min
Wildfires Force Closure Of Rocky Mountain National Park. Read - 1 min
September was Public Lands Month and the nonprofit Backcountry Hunters & Anglers crushed their goal of removing 1,000 bags of trash from public lands. Read - 2 min

Lunch Break Videos:
Clark Robinson Ski Base Compilation 2019 Watch - 1 min
Grizzly Bear vs. Wolfe Pack Filmed in Yellowstone Watch - 3 min
New Cougar Guy Watch - 2 min
2x World Champion Surfer, Gabriel Medina, at his home beach, away from the judges, fans and cameras Watch - 2 min

Podcast Commute:
Despite having no backpacking experience, India Wood decided to hike diagonally across the state of Colorado, from the southeast to the northwest corner of the state.  Along the way she had an encounter with a bear, had soft threats of being shot by rangers, and learned the importance of digging a cat hole the night before. Listen - 120 min


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