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Chronicle Outdoors Writer Paul McHugh Moves On

San Francisco (and SFGate) outdoors writer Paul McHugh is moving on to other adventures:

California’s great outdoors still will be around after Saturday. But I won’t. Well, not at this particular newspaper, I mean. After 22 years of pounding the outdoors beat for The Chronicle – and sometimes getting pounded by it – I’m about to fold my tent and take a hike. And yes, I do mean that literally.


For me now, as the song says, the time has come to say sayonara. Not farewell to writing on these topics about which I care so much, no sir, no way. And not farewell to many other forms of work. Only, to practicing the craft at this particular venue. I plan to devote myself to larger projects, those grand pieces of artistry I’ve always lusted after, but never found enough time to address very well – you know, novels, plays, poetry. I’ve got a satchel full of pocket notebooks dating back to the teen years, and it’s getting on toward high time to crack ’em open and energize their contents.

I’ve enjoyed subscribing to his RSS feed from SFGate and reading his articles Good luck to Paul!


August 30, 2007 - Posted by | People

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