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Paul Richins


PAUL RICHINS was raised in Weatherville, CA, and started hiking in the Trinity Alps at age 12. He has more than 35 years of wilderness experience backpacking, mountain climbing, ski mountaineering, and whitewater kayaking. A longtime member of the American Alpine Club and the Sierra Club, Richins maintains the Backcountry Resource Center, a website of valuable information for the backcountry skier, climber, or hiker wishing to explore the mountains of California, the United States, and Canada. For The Mountaineers Books, he has written 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California: Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney and Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-to-Summit Hiking Guide.