About the AuthorTyler Williams is a writer, photographer, and most of all a dedicated funhog. He moved to Arizona with his family in 1977, when his father traded professional football coaching for cattle ranching. Williams attended NAU for two years before adventure called. For nine years, Tyler traveled as an itinerant river guide from Idaho to West Virginia. In 1998 he wrote Canyoneering Arizona. Grand Canyon River Hikes followed in 2001, and Whitewater Classics was released in 2004. Tyler has also written and photographed for Paddler, Canoe & Kayak, and Back Country magazines, among others. He has completed over 100 multi-day hiking routes and paddled nearly 200 rivers worldwide. Williams was a featured athlete in Backpacker magazine's "tough dayhikers." Tyler lives in Flagstaff with his wife Lisa, and dog Kaibab.