Los Angeles Times

Christopher Reynolds

Writer

Born and raised in California, Christopher Reynolds has written about travel, the outdoors, arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times since 1990. Since 2009, he has climbed Mayan pyramids, roamed Red Square in a snowstorm, been shushed at the New York Public Library and jumped from the tallest building in Soweto (rope attached). He takes no freebies or press discounts.

Recent Articles

  • How many national parks have you visited?

    How many national parks have you visited?

    Where have you been? The National Park Service manages 59 full-fledged national parks and 350-some seashores, recreation areas, historic monuments and other units. Naturally, some travelers have made it their mission to visit all 59 parks (or even all 400+ NPS units, but we're not going there)....

  • Trout season nears in Mono County, where angling for rooms is part of the big fish frenzy

    Trout season nears in Mono County, where angling for rooms is part of the big fish frenzy

    "Fishmas" comes to the Eastern Sierra the last Saturday of April. That's April 30, the opening of trout season in Mono County. Thousands of anglers are expected to turn up for fishing derbies and other festivities at spots along Highway 395, including Crowley Lake, Convict Lake, the Mammoth Lakes...

  • I'm kind of bummed about Obama's Cuba trip. But not for the reason you think.

    I'm kind of bummed about Obama's Cuba trip. But not for the reason you think.

    President Obama isn’t scheduled to land in Cuba until March 21, but I’m already getting wistful over the red tape that’s likely to be cut. The truth is, I love the idea behind some of that red tape, and it has nothing to do with Che Guevara, cigars or cars with tail fins. Since the Clinton Administration...

  • At Yosemite, new names, new numbers and a missing sign

    At Yosemite, new names, new numbers and a missing sign

    As of today, Yosemite’s concessions have a new phone number for travelers, a new set of names, a missing historic sign and a hiccup in their souvenir inventory. Here’s what travelers need to know: At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, a new company took over the hotels, restaurants and most other tourist businesses...

  • Canyon of the cameras

    Canyon of the cameras

    Antelope Canyon, in Arizona's Navajo territory just south of the Utah border, is slot canyon country. Adventurers and photographers hire Navajo guides to climb with them into these undulating crevices of red rock, sculpted by wind and water over centuries. These are highly dangerous places when...

  • Poop? Yes, but not just any poop

    Poop? Yes, but not just any poop

    How far does your fascination with pandas extend? That's the question behind this photo. I shot it one morning in 2013 at the San Diego Zoo, where legions of visitors queue up daily to see and learn all sorts of things about the zoo's three giant pandas. In fact, the zoo offers a special two-hour...

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