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Craig grew up in rural New Hampshire where he fell in love with the natural world. A former backcountry ranger in the White Mountain National Forest, ski bum in Vermont, and hiking guide in the Pyrenees of France and Spain; the outdoors are his calling! He has traveled extensively, from Alaska to Argentina, Sicily to South Korea, seeking wild and spectacular landscapes. He ranks Washington State, his home since 1989, among the most beautiful places on the planet and he has thoroughly hiked it, over 18,000 miles worth from Cape Flattery in the NW to Puffer Butte in the SE; Cape Disappointment in the SW to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness in the NE.
An avid hiker, runner, paddler, and cyclist, Craig has written about these passions for over a dozen publications, including; Backpacker, Paddler, Northwest Travel, Northwest Runner, AMC Outdoors, Seattle Met, and Outdoors NW. Content writer for Hikeoftheweek.com, he is the author of nine books and co-author of five others. He is currently working on 100 Classic Hikes in Washington (Mountaineers Books) to be released in 2016. He holds several degrees; an AA in Forestry from White Mountains Community College (NH), a BA in history and a Masters in education from the University of Washington. He lives with his wife, son and two cats in Skagit County near the North Cascades and San Juan Islands.