Sunday, July 13, 2014


I'm a 26 year-old hiker from Roseville. I never knew Russel, but I wanted to offer my condolences and thanks to him for publishing such a wealth of information about the trails here. I'm currently working my way through his blog, which has taken weeks, and every post seems to answer one of my questions or tell me something I didn't know about the region - and this despite having spent the last several years compiling information about the trails here. I'm fairly sure that his work on the area at least matches the rest of the internet combined, and it's given me a long list of trails - and historic and geologic points of interest - that I hope to visit soon. Even though I'm only someone who randomly found the blog on a Google search, I've read enough that I feel like I knew him, and some of the words in the journal transcripts that you've posted might as well be my own. I hope that you keep his blog and website up to inspire the next generation of hikers and environmentalists to get out and do something other than Steven's Trail, and discover for themselves Northern California's Yosemite. -Matt