By way of introduction, my name is Scott. I was born and raised in Southern California, raised in Reseda to be precise. Starting in my late teens and most of my twenties I spent my summers in and around Yosemite, backpacking and generally lolling around. Eventually I wrote a Masters thesis on a small portion of the park, the Kuna Crest. For a time I actually had a career in geography and worked for a large government agency.