The Hiker’s Handbook: Climate

Here in the American west, we have a tremendous degree of climate variability, and those variables are some of the principle factors to take into account while you prepare. Does this seem too basic? Well, consider that, every year, hundreds of people require rescue due to heat related injuries because they started an inland hike …

The Hiker’s Handbook: Research

In just about every hiking guide I’ve written, I’ve used the phrase “nothing in life guarantees success as much as good planning.” I can attest, as I’ve had more than my fair share of fails arising from poor planning. There’s the time I arrived at Yosemite in the middle of a snowstorm with nothing to …

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