Biography

Karen Berger has earned her reputation as a hiking expert with footsteps—literally millions of them. Seventeen thousand miles. Six continents. And hundreds of stories. She has hiked America's "Triple Crown" of hiking trails: the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide trails, and has walked across England, Scotland, France, Holland, Beligum, and the Netherlands, as well as trekked in New Zealand, Nepal, and East Africa. As a contributing editor for Backpacker, the outdoors expert for GORP.com, and the "Outdoor Smarts" columnist for Scouting, she has written about world-wide travels, developed a comprehensive on-line resource of hiking skills, and answered hundreds of reader questions. She's the author of 11 books on outdoors topics, including DK's Backpacking and Hiking: An Eyewitness Guide.

Karen's articles have been published in print and on the web, including Backpacker, Islands, Family Circle, National Geographic Traveler, Westways, New Mexico Journey, Alabama Journey, Texas Journey, The New York Times, New England Travel and Life, Weight Watchers, Child, AMC Outdoors, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Virtuoso's Travel+Life, France Guide, Scouting, Out Here, GORP.com, Away.com, Epic.com, Vox Hamptons, and TravelClassics.com.

Check out Karen's books and adventures at www.hikerwriter.com.

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