Ludlow Griscom: Putting an End to Shotgun Ornithology

A lesser-known founder of environmentalism, Ludlow Griscom, developed the idea of bird watching instead of collectors shooting and stuffing birds. He inspired the modern development of bird guide books and birding with binoculars.

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About William Kemsley, Jr

William Kemsley, Jr. is said to be the father of modern hiking and backpacking. He is founder of Backpacker magazine, co-founder of American Hiking Society, inductee in the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame and author of several books on the outdoors.

Kemsley is currently writing a book on geezeering on the trail, tidbits of advice for elder hikers or those who would be elder hikers. He is drawing upon his eight decades of hiking and backpacking in mountains, deserts, canyons and forests both in the US and Europe. His expected publishing date is late fall 2019. Meanwhile he is blogging about senior hiking, as well as, spritiual topics on his website,

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