The Hiker’s Handbook: What to Bring

In previous posts, I broke down where to find reliable information, how to incorporate a knowledge of climate into your planning, and various means of determining what the weather will be like when you hit the trail. I even talked a bit about the sunk cost fallacy, a thinking error where we fail to recognize …

The Hiker’s Handbook: The Sunk Cost Fallacy

You did it! You somehow managed to emerge from the Half Dome permit lottery with permits in hand. You've tried for three years to get those permits, and now you've finally managed to obtain what was starting to seem unobtainable. You plan for months and months, which includes multiple challenging day hikes designed to build …

The Carrizo Gorge

This past Saturday, I explored an area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park that I had long wanted to explore, but never had the time to do so. I initially planned to include a route up the Carrizo Gorge in the 5th edition of Afoot and Afield San Diego County, but after one false start where we …