I missed dozens of good links last week while vacationing, but I’m back on duty now. Among the highlights:

My room looks like a hiker exploded in it,” 2007 PCT thru-hiker Stephanie says.

Speaking of the long trails, As the Crow Flies lists snow levels along the PCT and the CDT. She might even sell her cabin in the woods and hit the trail if the snowpack levels stay low.

Cutter notes that the state of North Caroline has saved Chimney Rock Park from the vile tentacles of commerce.

Modern Hiker links to a couple out-of-the-way trails in popular national parks.

Oregon Outdoor Journal raves over Ryan Jordan’s lightweight-backpacking book.

Scoutmaster profiles a chemical that can bug-proof your clothing.

For laughs and gear jones hits, Go Blog is at the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah.