Trail Chat

High Regard

fter we published Will Cockrell’s story about Sam Kim, the hiker who set out to climb Southern California’s Mt. Baldy 1,000 times (“A Man and His Mountain,” May/June 2019), our Facebook followers chimed in with their own memories of the local trail legend. “Sam was my neighbor,” wrote Mark Galanty. “No one loved trails and the thrill of bottom-to-top-back-to-the-bottom days as much as Sam.” Tim

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