Titcomb basin connects a series of trails to deliver hikers to a granite stronghold of alpine lakes and Wyoming’s tallest peaks. The fishing is excellent. The elevation gain is minimal. Dogs are allowed in the Wind River Range, a rarity for wilderness areas in the U.S. …
Click PLAY or watch a very well edited trip report on YouTube.
Titcomb basin is a popular destination for mountaineers, there to climb those beautiful peaks.
I enjoyed Keith Foskett’s PCT and Appalachian Trail books so couldn’t resist when offered this book for free. (Kindle edition)
In this book he shares a collection of trips, thoughts and observations from his award-winning blog. From the extremes of the New Mexico wilderness to his beloved South Downs in England, he observes the world with clarity, hope, daydreams and humour.
With tales of local history, the changing of the seasons, facing death and pursuing his chosen path, this is a glimpse into one man’s unfaltering passion to follow his dreams.
His local favourite 100 mile hike. The micro-adventure he discovered connecting paths around his village. His failed attempt on the Continental Divide Trail.
Foskett explains why we hike as well as any author.
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That’s artist Ricky Hamilton. But it’s not his work. Somebody has photoshopped it.
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An excellent 2015 video from the World Wildlife Fund.
Should you be in the Office? … Or in the outdoors?
Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.
Alastair Humphreys believes we should live a little more adventurously:
When I first got a taste for adventure it was simply for the fun of it. Climbing hills and looking around at the view from the top, riding a mountain bike downhill as fast as you can, leaning hard in a heeling dinghy: these things are fun and exciting …
By the time I was in my 20’s, however, my relationship with adventure had changed. “It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun” was my mantra. “Miles not smiles!” …
Adventure became about the challenge. Pushing my body and my mind …
After the masochistic personal challenges came the curiosity phase. I wonder if it’s possible to hitch a lift on a yacht across the Atlantic? What is running an ultramarathon in the Sahara like? Can I go have a look at life in a random part of India, far from the nearest tourist hotspot? …
The answer, time after time, was ‘yes’. …
The Changing Purpose of Adventure
Kolby Kirk really likes this Pacific Crest Trail video by Peter H from Austria. A skillful edit.
Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. (10min)