BACKPACKER in Best American Sports Writing 2008

Tom Clynes' "Above & Beyond" featured in writing anthology

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It’s a banner week for BACKPACKER kudos: Yesterday, we told you about Steve Friedman’s excellent “The Long Trail to Jail” winning a Gold Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers. Today, we’re stoked to represent for writer Tom Clynes, whose May 2007 story “Above & Beyond” was chosen for the 2008 edition of The Best American Sports Writing.

“Above & Beyond” chronicles Clynes’ quest to find the tallest tree in the world, which grows in a secret location deep in the backcountry of Redwood National Park. From the story:

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—Ted Alvarez