Zocalo Public Square is an idea-junkie’s heaven – it’s a great series of lectures, essays, videos, and all sorts of things to get your braingears cranking on a variety of topics. And now, I’m proud to say that Modern Hiker is a small part of that community.

As part of an upcoming lecture by Cheryl Strayed on her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, I was asked to write a short essay on the importance of solitude and how I find it here in the city. Today, my contribution was published alongside a few other great writers, and you can head over to Zocalo to read them all.

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Casey Schreiner

Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Modern Hiker
Since founding Modern Hiker in 2006, Casey's work on the site has appeared in regional and national publications, including the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the Associated Press, CNN, New York Magazine, High Country News, and others. He has broken several national news stories about outdoor vandalism and policies and his first book "Day Hiking Los Angeles" is available for pre-order.
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This post was written by Casey Schreiner on April 3, 2012

1 Comment

  • Adayak says:

    Congrats on the short essay – it’s very well written and hits home for a lot of people. I’m sure there are thousands of LA residents who just don’t know the magnitude of outdoor possibilities that are in their backyard.

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