Bruce Grubbs has been hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing throughout the American West for several decades. He continues to enjoy long backpacking treks through remote sections of the Grand Canyon, as well as hiking and backpacking trips elsewhere in the American West. A lifelong writer and photographer, the author has more than two dozen published books. His day jobs have included wildland firefighter, part-owner of an outdoor shop, computer consultant, and lately, professional pilot. He lives in Flagstaff, AZ.