Stephen Martelli

Stephen Martelli started hiking as an eight-year-old in the Sand Hills of New Jersey. He hiked and camped as a Boy Scout and, later, while raising a family, took his children on nature walks. A long-distance hiker, he has hiked the John Muir Trail, the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah, the Desolation Wilderness in Nevada, the Maine mountains, and the Appalachian Trail—twice. He now lives in Auburn, Maine. (Photo: Stan Goldman)

Photo: David Anderson