Weekend Outdoor Reads for December 18th

Weekend Outdoor Reads is a compendium of interesting outdoor content that I came across, this week. There aren’t any rules for Weekend Outdoor Reads, other than the fact that I have to find it interesting and, hopefully, you will too! Here is the outdoor content that caught my eye, this week:

New Leave No Trace Website


Leave No Trace, the organization dedicated to outdoor ethics, launched a redesigned website this week. The new design is more intuitive, making it easier to find the content you are looking for. For instance, a single “Get Connected” section allows you to select your state on a map to find out about LNT activities in your area. Likewise, a single click on the “Educational and Training Resources” presents you with all of the information and resource material, on one page.

People in Yosemite: A TimeLapse Study

People in Yosemite: A TimeLapse Study from Steven M. Bumgardner on Vimeo.

This has been one of the most popular outdoor-related links on the Internet this week, so if you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth checking out. Steven Bumgardner created a time-lapse video of various busy places within the park, in July of 2005.

I’ve lived and worked in National Parks for almost 20 years, and as much as I love landscape photography, I also like looking at the human footprint and the human experience in our national parks.

Take a hike and call me in the morning

The Washington Post has an article by Daphne Miller about doctors that are prescribing hiking to patients to treat health problems ranging from heart disease to attention deficit disorder. She quotes Dr. Eleanor Kennedy, a cardiologist in Little Rock, saying “If my patients feel that they can get outdoors, they are more likely to be consistent about exercise, whether you are waddling, walking or running, going out and exercising will help build your confidence, flexibility and adaptability.”

Beautiful Nature Photography by Nikolaj Lund

nikolaj-lundNikolaj Lund is a semi-professional photographer, in Denmark, who demonstrates his knack for capturing nature scenes in a way that makes you feel the cold, crisp air and the stillness of the water. I know in my case, I tend to focus on our great landscapes here in the United States – but this series by Nikolaj really opened my eyes to the beauty and serenity of Denmark.

Maintaining Your Down Outerwear


Outdoor gear care and maintenance manufacturer McNett® offers up an intuitive, easy to follow, guide on cleaning down jackets and restoring their water repellency.

5 thoughts on “Weekend Outdoor Reads for December 18th

  1. Big fan of the new Leave No Trace site! And the time lapse is quite amazing– one day I hope to actually be a part of that traffic trying to get into the park!

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