Shawnté Salabert (@shawntesalabert) is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who writes about the intersections of land and people. Her work has appeared in Outside, Alpinist, Backpacker, Adventure Journal, Modern Hiker, REI Co-op Journal, and Land+People, among other fine outlets. Her book Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California is available via Mountaineers Books.
What does it mean to be a well-read outdoorsperson in 2019? We have 54 new ideas. Yes, we still love Cheryl Strayed and John McPhee, but here's an updated class of noteworthy additions.