Eric Lucas is a freelance writer who combines travel writing with his favorite hobbies--fishing & backpacking. He lives on Vashon Island, WA.Christine Balaz grew up in Bozeman, Montana and graduated from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She has lived in London and Berlin and has traveled extensively for educational, recreational, and athletic pursuits. Christine now lives in Salt Lake City where she is an avid rock climber, skier, and cyclist. Christine is the author of Explorer's Guide Salt Lake City, Park City, Provo & Utahrsquo;s High Country Resorts and Backroads & Byways of Utah.