John Soares

John Soares


JOHN SOARES is a writer living near Mount Shasta in Northern California. He began walking the hills near Redding, California at the age of 5. He later did extensive hiking and backpacking in the Trinity Alps, the desert Southwest, and Europe, in addition to extensive exploration of backwoods Northern California.

He is co-author of 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California, third edition (The Mountaineers Books, 2008), author of 75 Hikes in California's Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park Regions, revised edition (The Mountaineers Books, 2006), and he has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles about outdoor travel. He is a member of the board of directors of the Mount Shasta Trail Association. He is also an avid tai chi practitioner and loves to read and write haiku. You can read more about John at or on his blog Northern California Hiking Trails. His latest work is an ebook on how to write supplements for college textbooks.

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