Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review

The times, they are a-changin.

News & Various:

Pig Monkey created the latest and greatest Gear Tracker.

Grant has 5 tips on How to save money on skiing.

Mungo was shooting the moon. I wonder if he also was barking at it?!

Read Jill's account of her first ultra-marathon, the Rodeo Beach 50K.

David captured trees in many beautiful angles.

Stick lets us know the recipe for a natural winter drink.

Richard reflects a bit on the past and shares some cracking winter photos with us.

John had the great idea of looking back on the year soon to be over with the photos of where he has been hiking in the past twelve months. Great idea, I imagine we'll see some more of these kind of posts soon =)

Brawny has some wise words for all those of you who are planning a long hike in 2011.

Dunko explains how to bring back an axe.

Ross presents part 3 of cheap, lightweight backpacking food, this time the topic is baking.

Joe made a MYOG Stove pad.

I reviewed Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book last Monday, and if you only got rubbish for Xmas go and get your copy now.

Trip Reports:

Jim walked the Chatfield Trail in Killingworth.

Sonya and Andy visited Ben Lomond and Lui - it looks cold!

Casey went for a hike at Backbone State Park in Iowa.

Gustav visited Svarthamrane.

YohonP, who's planning an AT thru-hike for 2012, went to scout the AT in Maryland.

Jason visited Red Hill.

Kelley and her owner John went for a walk around Harbor Brook and Elliot Mtn. Pretty!

Karl went for a day trip around Echo Lake State Park.

Steven and his daughter went for a daytrip on Saline Bayou Hiking Trail in the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana. Lovely photos.

Mike, Brian and Charlie spent the Solstice Morning on top of a hill with a great view.

The Alpine Ridges of Glencoe which Gary visited look mighty fine to me.

Scott and Ryan went fishing amongst Bikinis. Very nice, enjoyed that post a lot.

Jeff and Jason started their Sedona Traverse.

Anne went to Rialto Beach and brought back stunning photos.

Chris' Lonesome Lake trip report is really nice and worth your time.

Chris visited Big Pine Canyon in the Inyo National Forest last year and shares some superb photos with us.

How about some mid December San Juan packrafting? This weeks recommended read.

Gear Talk:

Check out the Bushman of Yukon's Inferno II stove including a video!

Phil reviews the Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC and raffles one off among those who comment.

Rio shows off his latest moves in his fresh Patagonia R1 Hoody. Sweeeeet!

Blogger Zed givves us the latest on the Evernew Ti DX.

Still wondering about footwear for the winter? Check out what the Adventure in Progress Family uses!

Al fin, I reviewd the Finisterre Bise MkII vest.