William Linkous has been a resident of the North Atlanta area for nearly fifty years. William grew up only a couple of miles from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, and many of the areas described in this book. He spent much of his childhood exploring the area, and has been a regular visitor to the CRNRA during most of his adult life. He has spent countless hours hiking, trail running, biking, rock climbing, paddling, and fishing in the CRNRA. William is also a photographer, who has contributed his prints to the CRNRA.