The Hiker’s Handbook: Weather

In the last blog, I did a quick and tidy breakdown of climate and how it factors into general planning. I compared climate to "personality" by pointing out how it's a collection of traits, tendencies, temperaments, and characteristics that remains stable over time. I then compared weather to "moods," which are day-to-day, or even moment-to-moment …

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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