These Lands, Divided

2 Posted by - October 28, 2013 - Mens Journal, New York Times, The Nameless Creature


On October 8th, 2013, Yosemite National Park closed to recreation in accordance to the Federal government shutdown. As luck would have it, the temporary closure went into effect the very day I arrived in Yosemite to report on Tommy Caldwell’s on going efforts to free climb the Dawn Wall on the Southeast face of El Capitan. As every freelancer should know, when something unexpected happens, there are story opportunities… I was psyched to write this off-the-cuff editorial for the New York Times, as well as this report for Men’s Journal.