Lisa Ballard

Lisa Ballard grew up in the Adirondack High Peaks, climbing 4,000-footers. Since then she has trekked up mountains in many parts of the world, taking photos and writing about her adventures for numerous magazines and websites. A past president of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, she is the author of thirteen books, including Hiking in the Adirondacks, Hiking the Green Mountains and Hiking the White Mountains, all FalconGuides. Between assignments, she hits the trails around her homes in Red Lodge, Montana, and Chateaugay Lake, New York. (Photo: Parker Densmore)

Photo: David Anderson