Month: August 2017

How to triangulate your position

Most lists of essential everyday carry outdoor gear include a map and a compass, but just having them is no magic talisman to keep you from getting lost or to get you where you want to go.  You need to know how to use them. This is the […]


Algae blooms at Okeechobee

Yesterday’s quick and timely afternoon article was about how to find out if your tap water is contaminated.  Today’s afternoon news is also about clean water, and the consequences of mismanagement. An article in the Florida Sun Sentinel suggests that they are in for another year (like last […]

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Kili in pop culture

Last week on the Roaming Parkers blog I began trying to answer the question, “Why Kili?”  That is, why would anyone in their right minds want to take a 24 hour plane ride to the other side of the planet in order to schlep up the side of a […]

Expansion of Devil’s Eyebrow in Arkansas

This place sounds like a Wonderland! Check out this verbiage from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission – Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area is located at the northern end of Beaver Lake along Indian Creek and its tributaries. The terrain is rugged and steep, consisting of deep, bluff-lined hollows separated […]