ExWeb’s Adventure Links of The Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the web. Sometimes we’re a little too plugged in and browsing adventure reads can turn from minutes to hours. To nourish your adventure fix, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve discovered this week.

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues: Over 100 of the famous stone figures of Easter Island, the moai, have been damaged by the flames of a wildfire that began in October.

Travel Meditations From a Stuck-at-Home Vagabond: Author Rolf Potts reflects on the differences between travel now and 20 years ago, what home means to him, and how he describes engaged travel. See what inspired him to release his latest book, “The Vagabond’s Way”, which features daily meditations on travel.

Lost in the woods

Appalachian Trail

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The Heartbreaking and Oh-So Frustrating Story of the Disappearance of Geraldine Largay: A bright and lively woman faced a harrowing demise after getting off trail and being unable to find her way back. False leads had search parties passing her by and looking everywhere except the correct area. Largay’s journal details the last days of her life.

Speed Efforts in Backcountry Skiing: Endurance coach Jack Kuenzle highlights some of the best backcountry ski mountaineering feats of the year and what it took to accomplish them.

Running After Antelope: This collection of stories highlights hard-fought yet generally futile battles with nature. Chief among the tales is the story of Scott Carrier and his now 12-year long to catch an antelope on foot. Yes, you heard right.

A hidden ancient gem in Pakistan

Mohenjo-daro Pakistan

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Pakistan’s lost city of 40,000 people: Some ancient sites receive immense recognition and tourism, but the city of Mohenjo-Daro remains almost unknown. Home to members of a once-vast empire that stretched from northeast Afghanistan to northwest India from 2500 to 1700 AD, its many ruins evoke a vanished past.

That Time Fred Beckey Shocked Even The Lumberjacks: Eric Sanford recounts an evening spent with classic climber Fred Beckey in a bar in an old logging town. Beckey’s attention to detail and determination to get his guidebooks right was impressive. Perhaps more impressive, though, was who he wasn’t afraid to piss off in his efforts to complete his task.

The Mysterious Case of the Doctor Who Disappeared at Sea: The feeling of wanting to leave mounting stress behind and head off on an adventure is easy to relate to. Dr. Marvin Moy’s happy place was on his boat, so it’s no surprise that a fishing trip would be his ideal escape. However, when he didn’t make it back but his fishing companion did, it opened up a mystery that still has investigators scratching their heads.

Harley Schafer

Harley Schafer is an affiliate writer at Lola Digital Media. Spending time living in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Germany ignited a passion for travel and exploration that has led to a converted Ford van and the open road becoming home.