Afoot & Afield: San Diego County, Scott Turner, Wilderness Press, San Diego hiking

Photographing the Pages of my Favorite Book

Every once in a while, there’s a moment in life where a single choice will send you down a profoundly different path. One of these choices happened to me in Spring 2011. I received an unexpected chunk of change, and with all that coin burning...

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Walking Los Angeles, Erin Mahoney Harris, Zach Behrens, Wilderness Press

Walking the Vibrant Streets of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is quickly becoming more of an outdoor city. The smog is lifting (you can see the mountains now!), and there's a public push and political will to make the city more walkable and bikeable. The crumpled sidewalks are being addressed, and hundreds of...

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego, Scott Turner, Jerry Schad, hiking in California, San Diego

On Revising the Hiking Bible of San Diego

Since December of 2014, I have been working on a full revision and update of Jerry Schad’s hiking guide, Afoot and Afield: San Diego County. Part of my revision included hiking every inch of those 1,420 miles to determine what had changed and what was new. From...

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Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Top Trails: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Five Epic Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks offer the ultimate in natural and geothermal wonders, and the vast mountain ranges and steaming geyser basins make for thrilling hikes around every corner. But with more than 28,000 square miles (including all of the surrounding protected lands), how do...

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how to train for Mount Whitney, Mount Whitney, One Best Hike: Mount Whitney

How to Train for Mount Whitney

You have decided what time of year you want to summit Mount Whitney. You have applied for your permit. You’re growing excited. Now it’s time to start thinking about the task at hand—actually summiting the highest mountain in the Lower 48. Yikes! Hiking 21 miles is...

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Gilmore Girls on the PCT, Laura Randall, Wilderness Press, The Pacific Crest Trail Guide

A Gilmore Girl Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail?

This summer’s Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls held a plot twist that many didn’t see coming. In the third of four episodes, Lorelei, the hip, pop-culture-loving mom of the popular WB series, announces she’s heading to California to “do Wild” and hike the Pacific Crest...

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Bend, Mount Whitney, Havasupai, Ozarks, Alaska Highway, trips to take in 2017

How to Snag a Permit for Mount Whitney

The most likely stumbling point during the planning stage is getting a permit to enter the Mount Whitney Zone. Between May 1 and November 1, trailhead quotas are in effect and permits are required for both day hikes and overnight backpacking trips. The catch is that all permits for both...

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Salt Lake City, Greg Witt, Wilderness Press

Behind the Scenes of Outdoor Retailer 2017

The week after Outdoor Retailer is always bittersweet. It’s nice to sit still and sleep in your own bed, but it’s sad to be away from inspiring, like-minded people. And the cool new products. And the parties. And the adoptable puppies. If you followed along with...

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