Yosemite Valley Trip Report: Shit Show

It's really easy for us so-called "experienced hikers" to get complacent and think that we've got all of the bases covered. In fact, we are just as prone as anybody, perhaps even moreso, when it comes to making stupid mistakes on the trail. I got a taste of my own hubris this past weekend when …

Why You Gotta Get All Political, Bro?

When it comes to social media, I’ve rubbed a lot of cats in the wrong direction because I sometimes take a political stance on public land issues. The complaints all fall within the vein of: “I hike to get away from politics!” and “This is a hiking group! Keep your posts on topic!.” Every once …

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