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Hipcamp Makes Finding Campsites Easy

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to book a camp site in a California State Park lately, but it’s not always the most – shall we say “user-friendly” experience. The web sites are often clunky or broken and the information they provide isn’t always complete – nobody likes booking a camp site then pulling into the reserved spot to…

read » September 22, 2014
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Modern Hiker Takes the Silver

About a month ago, Modern Hiker was named a finalist in USA Today’s search to find the 10 Best Hiking Blogs in the country. 20 nominees were selected and then it was a mad rush of 28 days of nonstop voting. Those who follow Modern Hiker on Twitter or Facebook got to know Emmy, the Modern Hiker Pitbull, who was…

read » September 5, 2014
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First Official Omnigames Video and a Thank You

Columbia Sportswear just posted the first of many videos from the OmniGames competition I participated in back in January. It’s a fun little three minute piece that shows off some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting – and yours truly cutting some FLAWLESS pizza wedges after Heidi Henry sets me up perfectly with the…

read » April 2, 2014
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Share Your Photos on Modern Hiker

I’ve known Modern Hiker readers are talented for a while now. Some of you have shared your photographs, drawings, and trail tales with me on the Modern Hiker Facebook Page and there has been some truly phenomenal content. I’ve had this on my to-do list for a long time, and now it’s finally here – the Modern Hiker Flickr Group.…

read » February 28, 2014

What's Going On

Hey everyone. You may have noticed the updates haven’t been coming quite as quickly as they used to, and I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know why. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with an awesome designer (and one of the very first readers of this site) to create a brand new, super…

read » September 12, 2013

Gone for a While

Tomorrow morning I’ll hit the road and head to my first stop on the Utah Expedition – Zion National Park. With any luck, it will look exactly like this: Image by Jim Trodel We’ll see if I can overcome my fear of heights to get up to Angel’s Landing … otherwise, I’m sure I’ll have plenty to do in the…

read » March 3, 2013

Utah Expedition Incoming!

For years, I’ve been wanting to visit the National Parks of Utah – but work-type responsibilities have always gotten in the way. It’s really tough to try to fit big adventures into your life when you’re working 9-5, Monday through Friday. I didn’t want to short-change the parks and, like most Americans, I had a guilt-complex about actually utilizing the…

read » February 21, 2013

Out of Town for a Mental Hike

A Happy 2013 to everyone! As some of you may remember, the show I wrote for finished its production at the end of December, so now I find myself with quite a bit more free time on my hands. So far this year I’ve just done a few short local hikes to get moving, but tomorrow I’ll be going off…

read » January 8, 2013

Modern Hiker's 6th Birthday

Today marks the 6th birthday for Modern Hiker, the day I bought a .com and spun off the trail writing I’d been doing on a personal blog into this little web domain. Since then, I’ve written up over a hundred hikes around Los Angeles, Southern California, and beyond, welcomed over a million unique visitors to the secret world of L.A.…

read » December 10, 2012

Modern Hiker’s 6th Birthday

Today marks the 6th birthday for Modern Hiker, the day I bought a .com and spun off the trail writing I’d been doing on a personal blog into this little web domain. Since then, I’ve written up over a hundred hikes around Los Angeles, Southern California, and beyond, welcomed over a million unique visitors to the secret world of L.A.…

read » December 10, 2012

Off to Arizona with the #OmniTen

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be off to Arizona with nine other outdoor enthusiasts from across the country as part of Columbia Sportswear’s OmniTen program. We’ll be spending time doing outdoorsy things in Sedona for a few days before heading for a backpacking trip in Havasu Canyon. The last time I was there was back in March of 2008 and it snowed…

read » June 7, 2012

Joining Columbia’s OmniTen

I’ve been a bit busy lately, so I wasn’t able to break the exciting news in time – but Modern Hiker has joined Columbia Sportswear‘s OmniTen Program. So, you might be asking yourself – just what IS OmniTen, exactly? Apparently, the fine folks up at Columbia picked ten outdoorsy writers, bloggers, gear-testers, and social-media troubadours from around the country to…

read » April 18, 2012

Joining Columbia's OmniTen

I’ve been a bit busy lately, so I wasn’t able to break the exciting news in time – but Modern Hiker has joined Columbia Sportswear‘s OmniTen Program. So, you might be asking yourself – just what IS OmniTen, exactly? Apparently, the fine folks up at Columbia picked ten outdoorsy writers, bloggers, gear-testers, and social-media troubadours from around the country to…

read » April 18, 2012

Sierra Designs Tent Winner

After reading 45 entries in the yourLUME Sierra Designs Tent contest, I have realized a few things – 1). you guys are all awesome 2). it was really hard to pick a winner! Stories ran the gamut from cautionary tales about ill-equipped snow-camping to first-time backpacking trials, frightening animal encounters, teaching children about the outdoors, discovering SoCal’s backyard, and meeting…

read » April 27, 2011

Modern Hiker Tops 1k Facebook Fans

Just a quick note to let you guys know that Modern Hiker has just topped 1000 fans on our Facebook Page. So, yay! If you’re inclined to use America’s Greatest Time-waster, I’d suggest popping into the Modern Hiker page every once in a while. In addition to all the Modern Hiker posts, I also usually try to throw in a…

read » March 18, 2011

Guides Galore

You may have noticed a new little set of links along the left hand side of the site recently. This is because Modern Hiker is proud to be part of the initial group of Premium Content Providers for EveryTrail’s new Guide program. I’ve used EveryTrail since it started, and have always found it to be a cut above many of…

read » August 11, 2010

Into Year 3!

Today marks the third anniversary of Modern Hiker, spun off of a now-defunct personal blog in the latter days of 2006. December 10th was the day the modernhiker.com domain launched, with some stories about a Yosemite exhibit at the Autry Center and a proposed trash dump near Joshua Tree (that’s STILL being fought, unbelievably), and the site has come a…

read » December 10, 2009

Off to the Experience More Blogger Summit

I’ll be out for a few days, joining a handful of other hiking / outdoorsy bloggers on the east coast for GoreTex’s Experience More Blogger Summit. It sounds pretty exciting – I’ll be learning a lot about new GoreTex tech, getting my nerd on at their factory testing facilities, having some myths get busted and – finally – doing something…

read » October 27, 2009

New Features Incoming / Already Here

I’m working on a few site improvements in the background, while continuing to find you the best hiking trails and news in Los Angeles. Here’s what’s coming soon: - A “Frequently Asked Questions” page about hiking in L.A. - A page of recommended gear - New “map to trailhead” links on all hike write-ups, which will give you Google Maps…

read » May 14, 2009

New Stuff – Twitter and Photos

Always in the process of adding and tweaking, I’ve added two new bits to Modern Hiker. First, a dedicated minisite where you can order prints of various photographs I’ve taken while on the trail, courtesy of RedBubble. I will be posting a steady stream of what I think are my best snapshots, which you can order in a variety of…

read » February 16, 2009