Jon Bell

An outdoor enthusiast and wordsmith, Jon Bell writes from his home base near Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in "Backpacker," "The Oregonian," "The Rowing News," "Oregon Coast," and many other publications. He is also co-author of the climbing guidebook, "Ozone," and a former president of the Ptarmigans Mountaineering Club. He lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with his wife, two kids, and a black Lab. "From the Hardcover edition."