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Hiking Expert Media Contributor

Cris Hazzard, with over 25 years hiking experience, is media trained as has appeared as a hiking expert on local, national, and international media outlets, including video, radio, print, podcast, and articles. Contact: [email protected]

Hi, I'm Cris Hazzard, also known as the "Hiking Guy," and I'm thrilled to share my passion for hiking and the great outdoors with you. As a professional outdoors guide and hiking expert based in Southern California, I've dedicated myself to making hiking accessible, safe, and enjoyable for everyone. Through my website and YouTube channel, I offer detailed hiking guides, outdoor technology, gear reviews, and tips to ensure a fantastic outdoor experience.

I'm honored to have contributed media outlets such as CNN, FOX News,,the Washington Post, LA Times, Outside. I've made appearances on the FOX Weather, KCRW, and CNA News Singapore.  My experience in hiking and outdoor technology has also led me to work as a location consultant for television shows and movies. I've also contributed to podcasts such as Just Trek, Interviews with Technical People, Backpacking and Blisters, Dan Becker's YouTube, and Globetrotters.

My journey into hiking started with a simple love for nature and the desire to explore the wilderness. Over the last 25 years, this passion evolved into a mission: to help others discover the joys of hiking. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hiker, my website provides turn-by-turn directions, photographs of trail landmarks, and insightful tips to enhance your hiking experience.

I firmly believe in the power of the outdoors to transform lives. That's why I've made it my goal to break down barriers that may prevent people from exploring nature. My hiking guides are designed to eliminate any fear or uncertainty associated with outdoor adventures, providing a clear and straightforward path to enjoying the trails.

As an expert in outdoor technology, I also review and recommend the best gear to keep you safe and comfortable on your hikes. I choose and test these products personally, ensuring that my recommendations are trustworthy and reliable.

I'm excited about the opportunity to share my expertise and insights with a wider audience. If you're looking for a knowledgeable and experienced voice in the realm of hiking and outdoor adventures, I'm available for media appearances, interviews, and as a source for articles and features. Whether it's discussing the latest in hiking gear or outdoor tech, providing tips for safe and enjoyable hikes, or sharing my thoughts on the benefits of nature, I'm eager to contribute to your next project.

For more information or to discuss potential media opportunities, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]

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