Robert L. Williams is a lifelong resident of North Carolina. Together with co-writers Elizabeth W. Williams and Robert L. Williams III, he is the co-author of more than thirty books and has published numerous articles and photographs. His books include 100 Practically Perfect Places in the North Carolina Mountains, Gaston County, and Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Mountains of North Carolina.
Robert L. Williams III is an experienced hikers and guide to a region he's been exploring and writing about for many years. Books he's written or co-written include Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Mountains of North Carolina and Walking Tours of North Carolina Mountain Towns.