A guy named Mike from up Dunsmuir way (Mount Shasta neighborhood) asked if I’d be so kind as to add a link for his little wood-carving business. Among his wares: Hand-carved hiking sticks. From his prices page:

Custom Hand Carved Hiking Sticks

Will carve anything you would like made from cedar, pine and other found wood. Finished in a high gloss

$15.00 Per Foot

Such a deal. Now you have the perfect birthday gift for the hiker in your life. Of course you could cut your own wood and carve it yourself, but if you’re reading this blog it means you’ve got enough bad habits already.