Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
A tragic loss: Janette Heung, former deputy director at the Colorado OREC office, died in a climbing accident in Wyoming this weekend. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and colleagues.
Fires ravage California: The Forest Service has closed eight National Forests in California to protect visitors from wildfires raging across the state. [Adventure Journal]
Racism on Katahdin: An account of profiling and confrontation on the trails of Maine’s highest mountain. [Appalachian Mountain Club]
The case for bike assembly fees: One bike shop owner explains, in no uncertain terms, why “bike shops need to charge for their new bike assemblies.” [Bicycle Retailer]
Just for fun: On the hunt for Sasquatch? Head to Washington, apparently. That is, if you trust this breakdown of Bigfoot sightings by state.
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