Outdoor World

How an app made hiking easier with unintended consequences

Guthook Guides maps and crowdsourced information have made outdoor adventures far less wild In March 2012, the Pacific Crest Trail changed for good when Cheryl Strayeds memoir Wild, about her 1995 thru-hike of the trail, hit shelves and quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In 2014, Reese Witherspoon adapted and starred in the Hollywood version. From 2013 to 2018, PCT applications nearly quadrupled. But Wild wasnt the only thing that transformed the trail that March. The same month, a thru-hiker named Ryan Linn quietly released an iPhone application called…

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Here Are 30 Best Dog Photos Of The Year 2019 And They Are Pawsome

Each year The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show awards ‘Best in Show’ to one lucky dog – but what about the humans? Well, dog enthusiasts can rejoice, now in its 14th year, the Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year recognizes the most talented photographers who are able to capture the best canine photo on their camera. The international competition received almost 7,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the globe, including Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. They were sorted into ten different categories and…

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Lost Hiker, 73, Found Alive In California Mountains After Missing For A Week

A desperate weeklong search for a missing 73-year-old hiker in the mountains of Southern California has ended with his rescue. Eugene Jo was recovered in Angeles National Forest’s Devil’s Canyon on Saturday morning, exactly a week after he became separated from his hiking group on June 22. “The fact that he survived this long … it’s amazing,” Sgt. John Gilbert of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CBS Los Angeles. Search teams of people across the state had combed through the area to find him while rescuers with all…

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Forget fast fashion: slow style pioneers on the clothes they’ve worn for decades

As consumers grow tired of cheap, disposable items and haul culture, six people tell the story behind the piece of clothing theyve cherished longest A peek in the average British wardrobe will confirm that we are living in increasingly throwaway times. The popularity of haul culture, high streets and the rise of ultra-low-cost online retailers has got the British public hooked on fast fashion. But it is entirely unsustainable. We send 140m of clothing to landfill every year in the UK, much of it made by workers scratching a subsistence…

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Body found in search for British hiker

“To know that he’s not been able to respond for the last few days is actually really good relief”. Mr Myers’ wife, Kim, is too upset to speak about it, he said. ‘Poor visibility’ Mr Myers, who had recently moved to New Zealand from the UK, had been hiking the Tararua Northern Crossing, a popular trek that can take up to five days. He sent a text to his wife on 30 May – police now believe he died later that day. Police search and rescue incident controller Sergeant Tony…

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