From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously covered elsewhere.
Bob Frye is a lifelong outdoorsman and resident of southwestern Pennsylvania, so he's spent decades roaming the woods and fields covered in this book.
Frye is by training a journalist, too, having worked as a full time writer for nearly two decades. Currently the full-time outdoors editor for the Tribune-Review newspaper in Pittsburgh, he has also written for a variety of local, regional and national outdoor magazines, as well as more general interest publications. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Associated Press Managing Editors, and Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.
Frye is also the author of "Deer Wars: Science, Tradition and the Battle Over Managing Whitetails in Pennsylvania," a book looking at the relationship between white-tailed deer and Pennsylvania's forests and people.
He's been interviewed on numerous radio and TV stations to talk about that book and the outdoors in general, too.
Frye currently lives in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, about 40 minutes east of Pittsburgh.