April Summary

This April, I spent more time on the trail than I ever have before. I set myself a challenge to hike 175 miles. I do this sort of thing at least once a year. I set some ridiculous goal, which makes me hike either further¬†or more frequently. It’s a great way to get myself on…

Trip Report: La Jolla Valley and Mugu Peak

Back in the day when I lived in the Conejo Valley, I did an awful lot of ground stomping throughout Pt. Mugu State Park and the adjacent Boney Mountain State Wilderness. Of all the places in the Lands of my People, I think that I love La Jolla Valley’s rippling grasslands, purple and hummingbird sages,…

A Day in the Life of a Hiking Writer

Note: This article is not intended as a “how-to” for nature writing. It’s only function is to elucidate my own idiosyncratic methods of transcribing the experience of hiking a trail into clear instructions. Hiking writing is perhaps the single most enjoyable activity I’ve ever engaged in, at least as far as professional activities go. ¬†While…