June 24, 2016

Friday notes – on a Friday!

This version of Friday Notes comes on an actual Friday, so we’re already one step ahead of the game.

I’d like to start with an observation of sorts – this runaway train that is the OBN continues to grow at an amazing rate.  We’ve now eclipsed 1,330 registered blogs and continue to reach across the globe.

Recent additions include Canyoning Guara, an extreme sport canyoning blog from Spain,  Wilderness Hikes, a very cool hiking blog from El Salvador, Waldlaufer, a wildlife photography blog from Germany, Island Nature, a Nature writing and photography blog from Vancouver Island, BC, CA, and bchm fly fishing, a dual language – French and English – flyfishing blog from Montreal, Quebec CA.

It’s just amazing to me that these fine blogs found our little slice of the web.  We know we owe the success of this site to all of you and we wanted to thank you again, all of you, for displaying our OBN badge on your sites – it’s actually quite humbling.

Vintage Coleman LanternIn case you missed the announcement…..right now the Coleman Heritage Essay Contest is open and accepting submissions. With a prize package pool worth over $3500 dollars, you DON’T want to miss out on this chance!!

The entries are starting to trickle in and they are wonderful essays of Coleman past. Be sure to write your own submission AND go read/support the other entries as well. Check it out: Coleman Camping Heritage Essay Contest

On the topic of announcements and blog writing contests….

Be sure to tune in on Monday for yet another BIG announcement that will get your creative juices flowing and another chance to write for some cool prize packages. Until then, here’s a couple of hints.

Fish + This Photo

Firehole River YellowstoneHave a great weekend everyone!

Joe and Rebecca



  1. 1

    My favorite “out west” river. Interesting! Happy Weekend, OBN.

  2. 3

    That’s not the Yakima River, I can tell you that.

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