This edition in the Explorer's 50 Hikes series features day-long and overnight trips for hikers and walkers of all abilities, from seasoned backpackers to casual day hikers looking to stretch their legs. Outdoorsman Tom Funke is your guide to hiking to the precipice of dramatic cliffs, gentle walks to breathtaking waterfalls and overlooks, and fascinating geological formations that reveal millions of years of natural history. As in all Explorer's 50 Hikes guides, each hike features a detailed topographic map, directions to the trailhead, hike difficulty and elevation, and fascinating commentary about the natural and human history you'll encounter along the way.
Thomas Funke has been the director of conservation education at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI, and resident manager of the Michigan Audubon Otis Sanctuary in Hastings, MI, a 120-acre bird sanctuary. An avid hiker and freelance outdoor writer, he lives in Hastings, MI.