Dispatches Ep 02: National Parks Don't Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence

John Muir rhapsodizing about Yosemite is one thing, but Outside contributing editor Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.”

Oct 4, 2016
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Dispatches Ep 02: National Parks Don't Need Your Stinkin’ Reverence

Outside contributing editor Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.”    Photo: Ana Filipa Neves

John Muir rhapsodizing about Yosemite is one thing, but Outside contributing editor Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.” When he made his case in an issue of Outside, it struck a major nerve with readers. Here, Frazier explains his argument, reacts to reader letters, and reads the story that ignited a firestorm.

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