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THRU-HIKERS REQUIRE MORE SELF-REFLECTION

For many years I have had the privilege of living adjacent to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, while also returning regularly to the bush and mountains of my native New Zealand. The article profiling Elina Osborne and ‘her people’ of the Pacific Crest Trail (‘Colour the trail’, February 2020) brought me serious pause.

The PCT and the John Muir Trail trace through my US backyard. I have witnessed the explosion

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