Johnny Molloy’s outdoor passion started on a backpacking trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the ensuing three decades Johnny has spent most of his time hiking, backpacking, canoe camping and tent camping, parlaying his love of the outdoors into an occupation. The results of his efforts are over 45 books. His writings include hiking guidebooks, camping guidebooks, and paddling guidebooks throughout the Eastern United States. Though primarily involved with book publications, Molloy writes for magazines, Web sites and is a columnist and feature writer for his local paper. He continues writing and traveling extensively throughout the United States, endeavoring in a variety of outdoor pursuits. Johnny is based in Johnson City, Tennessee.