Jill Richardson

08/15/2016 - 11:00am

    I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.)

    I returned from my trip with something eating at me. Backpackers are supposed to “Leave No Trace.” It’s not just...

07/02/2016 - 5:00pm

    I’m depressed.

    I’ve dealt with mental health issues for decades now. Nothing fancy or interesting like multiple personalities or hallucinations. Just run-of-the-mill boring ones — good old...

06/26/2016 - 7:00am

    Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging you to “Just Do It.”

    “...

06/19/2016 - 1:00pm

    There should’ve been an overhaul in how we regulate toxic chemicals years ago. Like when the 2010 President’s Cancer Panel report concluded that babies are now born “pre-polluted.” Or when it came to light that a common flame retardant used in...

06/12/2016 - 6:00pm

    I recently stayed with a friend who lives just a few miles from the Mexican border — and from the start of the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Since I was there anyway, I thought, what the heck? I might as well...

06/04/2016 - 8:00am

    Food labels are changing.

    In the past, you could only see how much total sugar was in your food. That included sugars naturally occurring in healthy, whole foods — like lactose in milk —...

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