Kenneth M. Burton was born with incurable wanderlust and has always felt most at home outside. He grew up playing in the woods of Mill Valley, California, fascinated by everything natural but especially reptiles and amphibians. He got hooked on birds in college and has traveled the world as a tour guide, professional ornithologist, and hobby birder. In 2005, he moved to Humboldt County, where he found himself frustrated by the lack of information on local hiking opportunities. Hiking Humboldt, vol. 1 is the product of that frustration. Ken is also the author of Common Birds of Northwest California.