What I’ve been reading this week, 22 March 2019

The High Sierra Trail, raptor persecution, Glen Etive hydro scheme, and misplaced modifiers.


Hiking The PCT, Week 24, Northbound to Mile 2,660 – Wayne and Danielle’s final stage of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Ten Lightweight Packs for Long-Distance Walking – Chris Townsend takes a look at ten packs worth considering for big walks.

The Cape Wrath Trail: my next adventure – best of luck to Andy for his CWT next month.

Sky-high trekking: taking on California’s High Sierra Trail – a great piece from Carey Davies on a journey through the High Sierra.

A great winter of photography workshops – fantastic images here from James.

Polar Expeditions and Writing with Ash Routen – Emily Woodhouse interviews Ash Routen. This is a great interview on polar expeditions and outdoor writing.


Seven in 10 hen harriers in UK study likely illegally killed – this is a national disgrace.

The impact on the Glen Etive hydro schemes on landscape and wild land – “There is no getting away from the concrete and boulders.”

Danish billionaires plan to rewild large swath of Scottish Highlands – some good news.

Writing, editing and publishing

Oh My! Misplaced Modifiers – a great introduction to misplaced modifiers. I see a lot of these in my daily work.

Let us now praise editors – “They may be invisible and their art unsung. But in the age of blogging, editors are needed more than ever.”

By Alex Roddie

Award-winning outdoor and nature writer, editor, author, and photographer.

1 Comment

I liked the piece about editors. As a translator, I sometimes wish I could have that kind of relationship with writers. Usually, texts are sent to me to translate the best I can, often by trying to guess what the writer meant to say. I enjoy the challenge, but aome jobs would be so much simpler if I could just email the writer with thoughts and questions!

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