… just wanted to call your attention to two new minor improvements to Modern Hiker –

First, I’ve added a Books section to the Shop. Right now, I’ve listed all of the guide books I use and recommend (that are still currently in print!), often times with more than one option to purchase — so if you’re setup with a sweet deal like Amazon Prime, you don’t have to worry about spending the extra bucks at another store. Eventually, I’ll add some other types of trail-books, like hiking stories, biographies, and other books I’ve enjoyed curled up in a sleeping bag out in the woods.

And secondly, I’ve finally managed to get a Facebook page up for Modern Hiker! Yes, now you can get your daily dose of hiking and outdoor news without leaving your favorite time-waster at work. Of course, I’m also on Facebook pretty much all the time, so if you have burning questions, you can ask me there, too – and maybe get a little bit of advice from your fellow hikers – or meet some new trail buddies or show off some of your best photos from L.A.’s trails. Also, you’ll look much cooler if you’re a fan of L.A.’s best hiking web site. It’s been scientifically proven.

Eventually, I’ll post some important dates to remember – and if people are interested – even lead a hike or two. Who knows? To become a fan, click on the little box on the left hand side of the page, or just go to the Facebook Page itself. As with all aspects of the Modern Hiker, I’m always open to suggestions!

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Casey Schreiner

Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Modern Hiker
Since founding Modern Hiker in 2006, Casey's writing has appeared in Backpacker, the REI Blog, Adventure Journal, and Sierra Trading Post's Social Hub. He was in Columbia Sportswear's inaugural #OmniTen program and was featured prominently in their documentary "I Am #OmniTen."

His stories for Modern Hiker have brought regional and national attention, and have been featured on Good Morning America, NPR, and the Associated Press.

Casey is also an award-winning television writer-producer, and was Series Producer of pivot's TakePart Live and Head Writer of G4's Attack of the Show.

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