Jim Bradley grew up in the outskirts of western Massachusetts. Growing up, Jim spent many years as a boy scout. As a scout he learned to respect nature and he fell in love with the outdoors. Jim has spent the last 15 years hiking and exploring the hills of western Mass. and the Berkshires. Jim lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and is the sole author of his blog huskyhiker.com. Jim also enjoys camping, kayaking, geocaching, and bicycling when he is not hiking.