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The photography of Carleton Watkins was instrumental in…

The photography of Carleton Watkins was instrumental in persuading distant legislators to save Yosemite from homesteaders and speculators. “Watkins came to the Valley in 1861, a self-taught expert in the new wet-plate process of photography, with twelve mules to carry his fragile glass plates and his enormous Dallmeyer lens,” reported ...

Proposed New Access Limits to the Oregon PCT in 2020

This is an article from http://www.pctoregon.com/new-access-limits-coming-to-oregon-pct-in-2020/ regarding proposed efforts to limit the number of people utilizing the PCT in heavily used and impacted sections of the Oregon PCT.  It is hard to argue that we are not loving the trail to death.  The proposal will, for the most part, not ...

Trail Magic: Another Story on How the Trail Always Provides

We have been periodically posting some of Kathleen Neves writing about her 2018 PCT experience over the past couple of months (and will continue with more posts in the future). Kathleen also maintains a blog with her writing … (http://www.kathleenlovesyoga.com/)

Trail magic is a topic that leaves virtually every PCT ...