I’ve been busy getting ready for another snow-camping outing this weekend, which has distracted me from important blogging duties, but it’s been a bit quiet on the blogroll of late so the backlog isn’t too great. Without further ado:

Those Our Hike gals keep having interesting adventures in West Virginia, including (cue Blanche Dubios), many examples of the kindness of strangers. I can’t help wondering if two guys on the same route would get so much attention. (Of course, we would never ask for help — too much like asking for directions – and if it was offered we’d kindly decline for anything less pressing than a sucking chest wound.)

Andy Howell has a cool new ultralight sleeping pad.

Cyberhobo went snowshoeing on a Rocky Mountian peak.

GoBlog links to some cool Appalachian Trail tales.