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Modern Hiker by Casey Schreiner - 23h ago

The first time I traveled to Carrizo Plain National Monument, there were plenty of things to draw my attention – but what struck me most was what wasn’t there. Wedged between the Temblor and Caliente Ranges, this flat expanse is one of the most isolated and remote places I have ever experienced in overcrowded Southern […]
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I’ve been doing a lot of appearances lately to promote my book, which has given me the chance to talk to lots of people at all different levels of outdoor comfort and ability. One of the most commonly asked questions I hear is, “so how do I find a hiking group?” Hiking in a group […]
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Modern Hiker by Gus Engelhardt - 1M ago

The following is a sponsored post for Cycle Central Coast. All opinions expressed here are our own. Located approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cambria, California, offers a refreshing and welcoming vibe that can seem rare after traveling through more well-known areas of the state. Cambria not only offers incredible seaside views with […]
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Modern Hiker by Casey Schreiner - 1M ago

A celebration of the life and writing of John W. Robinson will be held this Saturday, June 2nd in Sierra Madre. The event is free and open to the public. The following was originally printed in the Mountain View News: A Celebration of the Life of John Robinson All lovers of our San Gabriel Mountains […]
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Full disclosure — we here at Modern Hiker love our June Gloom. Technically called the marine layer but sometimes also called the May Gray — or in especially long seasons “No Sky July” — the June Gloom is a thick rush of coastal fog and low-lying clouds that gives the Los Angeles region one of […]
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At a time when National Monuments are under attack and Congress is considering a number of bills attacking public lands and the health of the environment, the mountain biking community has allied itself with anti-parks Republicans led by Rep. Tom McClintock (R – CA) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in an attempt to gut a key provision […]
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Three and a half years after it was proclaimed in the backyard of Los Angeles, the much-anticipated draft management plan for the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was made public by the Forest Service. Although there is much to like in the plan (here’s our analysis of the original draft from 2016 and an editorial […]
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In what is excellent news for people who like getting to trailheads without a car, a new low-cost shuttle service to a popular San Gabriel Mountains trail will be launching in the beginning of April. Starting April 7th, hikers will be able to take a shuttle from the Gold Line Memorial Park station in Pasadena […]

The post Gold Line Shuttle to Echo Mountain Starts in April appeared first on Modern Hiker.

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Modern Hiker by Shawnté Salabert - 4M ago

Trailblazer: Elkpen Trailblazing Role: Conservation-minded visual artist and storyteller linking urban environments and natural history Location: Los Angeles, CA I’m a Modern Hiker because: In the chaparral canyons of Southern California, I see and remember nothing is done, it is only in transition, and that gives me hope and inspiration to keep keep keep going […]

The post TRAILBLAZERS: Elkpen appeared first on Modern Hiker.

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You’ve no doubt seen the sentiment in headlines dozens of times: Instagram is killing a trail; Social media is ruining the outdoor experience; Parks are being loved to death. Anecdotal evidence is likely reinforcing that for you. You’ve been hiking a trail for years, then suddenly you see someone post about it online and now […]

The post It’s Time for Digital Leave No Trace Principles appeared first on Modern Hiker.

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