The author of 13 outdoors guidebooks, Ann Marie Brown is a dedicated California outdoorswoman. She hikes, bikes, and camps more than 150 days each year in an effort to avoid routine, complacency, and getting a real job. Ann Marie's work has also appeared in various magazines, including Sunset, VIA, Backpacker, and California. When not traipsing along a California trail, Ann Marie can be found at her home near Yosemite National Park. For more information on Ann Marie's guidebooks, visit www.annmariebrown.com.