Greg Tanner originally hailed from Northern California but eventually found himself stuck in Salt Lake City, Utah. It turned out alright, however, since he is still close to an amazing array of parks, peaks, deserts and wilderness areas. Greg studied biology and geology in college but disappointed his family when he switched paths to a career in the media arts. A circuitous path its been, too, but for the last several years he has worked for Park City Magazine, Sun Valley Magazine, Aspen Sojourner, Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine and Colorado Summit Magazine. He is a devoted hiker and enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, kite-boarding and skiing. Hammocks and deck chairs too...especially when they have a view and easy access to a cold one. Greg has been known to hug trees and dance naked, but so far NationalParksTraveler has refused to publish these photographs. He's been to many of the nation's parks and monuments, and visited natural habitats in several other parts of the world. His favorite spot, however, is the front porch of his cabin - situated at 9200 feet elevation in the Uinta mountains.