John L. Young has been hiking the forests of Pennsylvania since his childhood in Altoona. He has a degree in journalism and is a former newspaper reporter and columnist. His outdoor and travel articles have appeared in Ohio Magazine, Pennsylvania Magazine, and Pursuits, a publication of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. He is currently at work on Hiking the Poconos. Young has been interviewed about his books twice on JET TV 24 and once by WSEE 35, in Erie, PA. He was the subject of a two-part series wherein he had an experimental heart procedure at St.Vincents Hospital and returned three years later with his first hiking book in hand to pass out to the cardiologist.
Hiking Pennsylvania: 55 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides Hiking Series)by John Young
HIKING PENNSYLVANIA55 of the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, 3rd edition John L. Young (Falcon) This newly updated guide contains five new hikes as well as updated driving directions, restaurant listings, and local resource directories. Hike descriptions include local campgrounds, lodging, restaurants, and contacts for local hiking clubs and outfitters. Richly written narratives are punctuated with GPS-compatible maps, route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, and detailed mile-by-mile directions. Sidebars include details on planning, packing, and traveling with children and pets. Whether beginner, intermediate, or more advanced, hikers will find a full range of trails from short strolls to overnight backpacks throughout the state. John L. Young is a journalist and outdoors enthusiast who lives in Russell, Pennsylvania.
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