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Cabin Time is a four day artist residency and wilderness retreat whose first session took place recently in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.The whole thing was organized by Geoffrey Holstad whose name you might recognize as the man behind So Sweaty and a contributor to Cold Splinters. Photographs by Colin McCarthy, see more here.
There is backpacker food, and then there is food made while backpacking. Photographs by Yusuke Kurosawa found on his blog Ridge which is a nice place to see where he’s been and the gear he’s using as well as read some jumbled translations if your browser is capable to do so.
Suggested reading: American Food
I don’t exactly recall I how found this magazine, but I like it. After a little digging (a post on Ridge) I found out that it’s aimed at a female audience, that much is unclear from these spreads though. From what I can tell it seems a little less fashion driven than other Japanese outdoor magazines like Go Out but not by much. The major difference between Hütte, German for cabin, and Go Out seems to be that Hütte is less mountain street style and more mountain style on the mountain. Either way, the photography is very nice- that’s Kasane Nogawa on the cover issue 3 pictured at the top. Perhaps the writing is good too, but I can’t read Japanese. See some more sample spreads here.
Suggested reading: Kasane Nogawa
The first time I saw someone wearing a rain cape I thought, “wow, that guy looks totally strange, why wouldn’t he just wear a rain jacket like a normal person?” after which I inspected my wet pant thighs and thought a little more about how such a garment could be pretty useful- regardless of how funny one might look wearing it. From a cyclist stand point, there is much to be gained from wearing a rain cape versus a regular rain jacket which the drawing above illustrates pretty well: a dry protected “cockpit” depending on the size and shape, total seat area protection, and some protection for the upper thighs. Some capes even have room to wear a backpack underneath.
Swedish photographer Henrik Bonnevier spent 100 days in the remote Lapland region of Sweden spending his time hiking, fishing, and of course taking pictures. See more of his lush pictures and read more about the project at his site Orörda Vatten.
Suggested reading: Interview with Henrik Bonnevier (in Swedish, Google Chrome suggested)
“The thing that distinguished, it’s a stretch to use that word, The Stonemasters is that one you had to climb valhalla which is by far one of the hardest routes in the country, two you had to be a young arrogant punk, and three you had to have the capacity to smoke enormous amounts- prodigious amounts- of really really bad marijuana and we all had those talents so that was sort of the glue that held the whole thing together.”
-John Long from Vertical Frontier
The Stonemasters were a group of climbers in the 70′s notable for their style and attitude, it’s also worth mentioning that a few of their members made the first one day ascent up the nose of El Capitan. Dan Fidelman was both a Stonemaster and talented photographer whose pictures have been published into this book which also includes some more stories by fellow Stonemaster John Long.
also see: Glen Denny