Friday, July 22, 2011

More Apps for Your iPhone

From knots to navigation, birdwatching to bicycling, camping to cameras and more, the iPhone seemingly has it covered when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. And so do the guys over at Adventure Journal. After testing more than 600 outdoor apps, they've come up with the top 107 . For a shorter list of the most useful ones, check out the author's and editor's picks.

And, in other news, here's a pitch for the most important iPhone accessory yet.

Monday, July 18, 2011

WV in WV!

Dolly Sods, Monongahela National Forest, WV

In less than two weeks, Wilderness Volunteers heads to "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia for our first ever service trip in "The Mountain State." That's right: WV in WV!

We'll spend the week ditchin' and turnpikin' - that's trail slang for cleaning up soggy, washed out trail - in the Cranberry Wilderness, which some have called "the crown jewel" of the 919,000-acre Monongahela National Forest. Home to scenic red spruce, rhododendron groves, and mossy, fern-covered forest floors, the wilderness is a designated black-bear sanctuary and boasts some of the best trout fishing in the east.

We've got a good project, a good hike, good meals, and a good group - all key ingredients for a successful trip. One could say "It's Almost Heaven..."

Stay tuned for a full report in August.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Quote of the Day

Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, AZ (2008)

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
"- Ralph Waldo EmersonLink