Archive | March, 2009

Audiowood

Audiowood via Cool Hunting

MP3: Miss Abrams and The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class – Building A Heaven On Earth

March 24, 2009 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Luxury Liner

Luxury Liner is about the first ascent of Supercrack in Indian Creek, Utah. Looks like a real fine film. More info at Get Outdoors.

“If it wasn’t for climbing, we’d all be surfers”

MP3: International Submarine Band – Luxury Liner

March 24, 2009 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

International Appalachian Trail

The International Appalachian Trail in Canada continues to grow.

March 24, 2009 | Camping | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Volume 1, edited by Alan Aldridge, 2nd impression 1970 by Macdonald Unit 75

Buy it on Amazon

MP3: Beulah – I Love John, She Loves Paul

March 23, 2009 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Floyd Bennett Field

Bryce and I took a foggy drive out to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn a few weekends ago, dodging all the mayhem that is Flatbush Avenue. Floyd Bennett is an old airport that the National Park System now runs as part of Gateway National Recreation Area. It’s full of abandoned buildings that you’re legally not supposed to go into, a place for people to fly their remote control airplanes, one of the sorriest looking archery ranges I ever saw, and long stretches of concrete runways that serve as roads to other long stretches of concrete runways. Nonetheless, the runway and ranges were packed, and the buildings were empty, except for the two of us and some pigeons.

The real reason we went down there was to check out New York’s only campgrounds. There are three of them in Floyd Bennett and, surprisingly, they’re kind of awesome. They’re in a field near the main hanger, and once you’re in there, the tall grass and trees block the views of the concrete runways and abandoned buildings. You truly are in “the woods.” There are fire pits and picnic tables, and the other campsites are far away enough from one another that you wouldn’t be able to see your fellow camping groups. Not sure what it’s like sleeping outside in Brooklyn, but I guess we’ll find out in the coming weekends..

March 23, 2009 | Camping | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Desert Solitaire Covers

Check out all the different covers of Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire right here.

Delicate Arch and Born To Be Nervous

March 23, 2009 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey, master of the mush, became the third musher in the Iditarod’s 37-year history to win in three consecutive years. His father, Dick Mackey, won the Iditarod in 1978 and his half-brother, Rick Mackey, won the race in 1983.

Iditablog

March 23, 2009 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

International Harvester Scouts

Here

Update: A Continuous Lean just posted about these and has some great info

March 18, 2009 | Have A Good Weekend | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

T For Texas

Y‘all, CS is going down to Texas real early tomorrow morning, so have a wonderful rest of the week. I hope that if you too are in Austin, and for some miraculous reason read this website and want to know what a goddamn handsome feller I am, you’ll come hootering and hollering on up to me and say hello. I’ll be the one with the big yellow patch on my army jacket.

MP3: Everly Brothers – T for Texas

March 18, 2009 | Have A Good Weekend | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Nude Hiking

NYT:

In recent years, it has become fashionable for a growing number of Swiss and some foreigners to wander in the Alps clad in little more than hiking shoes and sun screen. Last summer, the number of nude hikers increased to such an extent that the hills often seemed alive with the sound of everything but the swish of trousers.

If you want info about nude hiking in the United States, go no further than the Nude Hiking Blog.

March 17, 2009 | Camping | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }