Photographer and writer IRA SPRING'S crisp, breathtaking images of the Northwest wilderness have been inspiring outdoor enthusiasts for several decades. His creative stamp can be found in more than forty books on the outdoors, including Mountaineers Books' titles such as, An Ice Ax, A Camera, And A Jar of Peanut Butter. Ira Spring was also one of the original contributers to the 100 Classic Hikes series. One of the Northwest's most active trail lobbyists, Spring was given the 1992 Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award for his volunteer efforts toward trail preservation and funding.
HARVEY MANNING is a well-known author and wilderness advocate. He is the coauthor of many of the original versions of titles in The Mountaineers Books' 100 Hikes Series. His work with on the 100 Hikes Series lay the groundwork for what would later become the Day Hiking series.