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National Park closes trail so helicopter can purge tons of human waste - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 34 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - A popular hiking trail at Zion National Park in Utah was temporarily shut down this week so helicopters could evacuate 16,000 lbs. of human waste.   Several years ago, park managers installed two secluded outhouses at a pivotal point along the Angel’s Landing Trail. The “bathrooms” really have no business being in such a remote […]
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NASA will allow “highly visible” social media users to view a SpaceX launch up close - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 37 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - NASA says they will select up to 40 social media users with “unique” audiences to attend the next launch of the SpaceX Falcom 9 rocket. The participants will also get to tour NASA facilities at the Kennedy Space Center and speak with NASA and SpaceX representatives. The SpaceX mission is targeted for no earlier than […]
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Three protected wolves​ illegally killed in Oregon, over 30k in rewards offered - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 37 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service says another protected wolf was found dead in Southern Oregon last week. This is the third incident in about a years time. OR-25 A radio-collared gray wolf was found dead on October 29 near Fort Klamath. The wolf, known as OR-25 was collared as a yearling in 2014. OR-25 […]
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NASA: Ozone Hole is the Smallest since 1988 - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 41 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - According to scientists from NASA and NOAA, warm temperatures in the Antarctic led to a smaller ozone hole this year. The “hole” in the Earth’s ozone layer forms over Antarctica at the end of each winter in the southern hemisphere. Observations this past September indicate that it was the smallest hole recorded since 1988. “The Antarctic […]
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Episode 03: Missing the point – Why hiking National Park entry fees is backwards - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 42 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - The Trump Administration is a considering a significant hike in admission to 17  National Parks. According to the NPS, the proposed increase is needed to address a maintenance backlog. “The infrastructure of our national parks is aging and in need of renovation and restoration,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “Targeted fee increases […]
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Where are people most active outside? Strava’s street-level heatmap can show you - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 43 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - Strava, the activity tracking app first launched in 2009. For the past eight years, the company has been recording where Strava users run, cycle, swim, ski, and paddle. Now Strava is displaying all that data in a heatmap, and they’re sharing it with the world. The result is staggering. Anyone can now zoom into Strava’s […]
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BARGAIN: My favorite backpacking lantern currently 52% off at REI - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 44 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - I’ve been using two Black Diamond Apollo Lanterns for about three years.  They’re lightweight (7.8 ounces). They throw 80 lumens of light – which is equivalent to a powerful household lightbulb and right now the Apollo is on sale at REI for more than half off. When I first started camping, I thought it was necessary […]
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Bobcat camps out on top of giant saguaro cactus - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 47 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - A bobcat found an unusual place to hide in the Arizona desert this week. It climbed to the top of a giant saguaro cactus in the Gold Canyon area outside of Phoenix. Renee Bayer was passing by and was able to send a few pictures to the local news. The local CBS affiliate reports that the […]
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VIDEO: Kayaking in pumpkins is a thing in Oregon - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 48 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - The good people of Tualatin, Oregon, celebrated their 14th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta this past Saturday. The event includes a quirky tradition where Oregonians in Halloween costumes paddle carved pumpkins as if they were kayaks. According to Regatta organizers, spectators come from all over the United States and Canada to watch the great […]
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Moth of your nightmares fascinates Facebook users - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 49 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today -   Video and pictures of a bizarre looking insect have been shared over 77k times on Facebook this week. The mysterious looking creature has fury tendrils protruding from its abdomen and is intriguing some and frightening others. The Facebook post originated by a user in Indonesia but quickly spread around the world leading to a […]
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With National Park entry fees about to skyrocket, the annual pass makes more sense than ever - Enjoy The Silence

Posted By ETSLIFE 50 days ago on Outdoor Sports

https://enjoythesilence.today - News that the National Park Service will most likely raise entry fees at many of the nations most beloved National Parks rocked the outdoor community. According to the NPS, the proposed increase is needed to address a maintenance backlog. “The infrastructure of our national parks is aging and in need of renovation and restoration,” said […]
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