Danny Bernstein

Danny Bernstein has been a serious hiker for over 40 years. Soon after completing the Appalachian Trail, she moved to the Southern Appalachians to concentrate on hiking. Now Danny hikes, leads hikes for Carolina Mountain Club and Friends of the Smokies, and writes about the outdoors. Her latest book is Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South. In her previous life, she was in computer science, first as a software developer, then as a professor of computer science. (Photo: Hannah Bernstein)

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