Journalist Peter Potterfield has written more than a dozen books on outdoor adventure. He has contributed to Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure and other major magazines. He helped develop online adventure reporting as editor of MountainZone.com and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence as editor of Pacific Northwest magazine. Potterfield is currently editor of GreatOutdoors.com, where he writes his regular column, Wilderness Notes, which can also be found at www.WildernessNotes.com. His book Classic Hikes of the World, has been called the most successful hiking book of the decade. His newest book, Classic Hikes of North America, was published by WW Norton, New York, this year.