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About Matt

Matt Johanson writes about the outdoors for California newspapers and magazines. His books include “Yosemite Epics,” “Yosemite Adventures,” “Sierra Summits” and “California Summits.” Matt’s writing has won awards from the International Center for Journalists, California News Publishers Association and National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation. Outdoor Writers Association of California honored Matt as “Outdoor Communicator of the Year” in 2022. He lives in Castro Valley with his wife Karen.