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Folks have been posting up a storm lately (must be hiking season or something). Let’s take a look:

  • Adam Paul is posting great pix and commentary from the Southern California high country desert — (hey, it’s not Joshua Tree’s fault that U2 became bloated and insufferable for a few years there.)

  • CampingBlogger Roy Scribner continues to ignore my example and insists on posting only useful information for camping people. (This time he revisits the 10 Essentials; he mentioned his paratrooping days and I was hooping to see something lethal on his list. No such luck).

  • Rick Deutsch, now calling himself Mr. Half Dome, continues to find something Domeworthy to write about five days a week. His technique for the cables is must reading.
  • John Fedak is still trying to leave no Tahoe peak unbagged. This pic of wild horses watching him hike is priceless.

  • David at Random Curiosity reports on his trip to Hetch Hetchy at Yosemite. You must read to the end to find out why he thinks “Poopenaut Valley” is so amusing.

  • Ralph Alcorn is getting all his food ready for the Pacific Crest Trail. He mentions a store nearby: “The Food Mill – our local bulk food store where I can pick from a dozen kinds of granola.” Somethings can only be had in the Bay Area.

  • Stuart at Trailspotting profiles Mount Eddy and Dead Fall Lakes. He notes that it’s often still snowy there through the end of May (but makes it sound like we’ve got absolutely no excuse for not going now that the snow’s gone).
  • Chris Weiss at tells how to cope with a rattlesnake encounter (pooping your pants in fear is not one of the recommended responses).
  • Coe at Weekend Hike urges us to check out Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve in Marin County (which includes, among other things, a view of San Quentin State Prison — a good thing to be several miles away from; also great views of the Bay and other cool stuff).

  • John Soares notes that National Parks are letting people in for free this weekend. So it’s true what they say about the best things in life.
  • Yosemite Blog posted one of Dan Mitchell’s beautiful Yosemite pictures.
  • Phil Houtz of Wild Rye keeps building a great Southern California hiking/backpacking/adventuring blog. Definitely place for this one in your RSS list.
  • John Pugh’s Source to Sea is a great blog about padding from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast and/or hiking the Appalachian Trail (yes, there is sex there).
  • Miguel Vieira’s Remembered Earth has been profiling several great hikes around the Bay Area and beyond. Excellent photographs of the Redwoods.

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See, it ain’t all about me. Now get clicking.