Kolby Kirk is a writer, artist, photographer, and outdoorsman. His passion for the outdoors inspired him to become an Oregon Master Naturalist in 2012. He never hikes without carrying a journal to record both personal reflections as well as the natural wonders encountered along the trail. In 2011, he hiked for five months on the Pacific Crest Trail covering most of California by foot. He is currently writing a book for Heyday Publishing on the 650 pages of journals he filled on that trek.