Author Archives: Mike Hensley

About Mike Hensley

Outdoor multisport enthusiast. Amateur naturalist. Sticking it to the man since 1980.

An Open Letter to the Carderock Boulder Bros

Dear Pad People, I see you, boulder bros. As I’m rigging my toprope on some silly 5.6, you’re topping out Mad Dog (5.10+) cordless with all the bored nonchalance of a narcoleptic librarian. Sweat glistening off your rippling forearms and … Continue reading

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Take Action: The Merced River Plan

Yosemite Valley is a national treasure.  It’s a one-of-a-kind destination for hikers, climbers, and BASE jumpers (illegally).  It’s also a frickin’ zoo.  In order to re-establish a more natural ambience in the Valley and reclaim its fragile ecosystem, the National … Continue reading

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Aurora Borealis on the East Coast and Other News

The largest solar storm of 2013 may make for a spectacular light show on the East Coast this evening (4/13/13).  The aurora borealis may be visible in clear skies across parts of Pennsylvania and New York, and as far south … Continue reading

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Is Obama Undermining the Endangered Species Act?

In 2009, wildlife lovers all over the country rejoiced over an Obama Administration decision to return the process of consultation to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulatory process.  A Bush-era rule had eliminated the necessity for federal agencies to consult … Continue reading

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