I’ve been a serious hiker for over 40 years. Soon after completing the Appalachian Trail, I moved to the Southern Appalachians to concentrate on hiking. Now I hike, lead hikes for the Carolina Mountain Club and write about the outdoors. I also lead monthly hikes for Friends of the Smokies.
I’ve hiked all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Smokies 900), the South Beyond 6000, all the mountains higher than 6,000 ft. in the east, as well as numerous hiking challenges in the northeast. I completed the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, walking 1,000 miles through North Carolina.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina, published by The History Press is my newest book (2013). I am also the author of Hiking the Carolina Mountains (2007) and Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains (2009), both published by Milestone Press.
Now I am visiting all 68 national park units in the Southeast.
In my previous life, I was in Computer Science way before computing was cool, first as a software developer, then as a professor of Computer Science.
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