GARY FERGUSON is the author of twenty-two books including Through the Woods and, most recently, The Carry Home (Counterpoint Press). He has worked for dozens of national publications—including Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, and Outside Magazine. Ferguson was the 2002 Seigle Scholar at Washington University, St. Louis, the 2007 William Kittredge Distinguished Writer at the University of Montana, and a visiting writer in the graduate writing program at the University of Idaho. He currently serves on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program, at Pacific Lutheran University. Gary lives with his wife, Mary, in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, and in Portland, Oregon.