Russ Schneider grew up hiking the wilds of the West. He moved to Portland to attend Reed College. While earning a degree in Portland, Russ visited the Gorge often for a tast of the widlerness. Its accessibility from the city and its truly wilde character kept Russ hiking, and prety soon he had hiked every one of the trails in this book. As a veteran hiker, guide, and author, Russ loves showing people the land. In addition to Hiking the Columbia River Gorge, he has authored Fishing Glacier National Park, and Backpacking Tips.
Reviser Jim Yuskavitch has worked as a freelance writer and photographer since 1993. Along with numerous magazine articles covering the outdoors and environmental issues, he is also the author Fishing Oregon, Oregon Wildlife Viewing Guide, Mysteries and Legends of Oregon, Outlaw Tales of Oregon, Quick Casts: Portland, Oregon, and Oregon Nature Weekends. Along with his writing background Yuskavitch also has decades of experience hiking and climbing the backcountry of the western US. He lives in Sisters, Oregon.