Hi I'm Dave Miller - Founder, Admin, and Doer-of-All-The-Things for MyHikes. I work on MyHikes for fun -- tracking, exploring, writing about trails, nature, and history, and writing code. All hikes added and published on this account were hiked and written by me. I'm an avid hiker and backpacker and my goal is to fill in the MyHikes map slowly over the course of my life. My main methods for finding new hikes are official park maps, word-of-mouth, books, and topographic map-reading - which often leads me to overlooked trails. Pennsylvania Hiker Award recipient (2020) for hiking 500 miles of Pennsylvania's trails (791+ miles hiked in PA as of May 2021). For my day job, I work as a Senior Software Engineer for Salesforce on Trailhead (all opinions are my own).
Trail tracking, writing about trails and nature, astrophotography (Milky Way and deep space objects), having a beard / not having a beard, exploring the woods with my wife and my dog, coding software, and chillin.
Favorite Hiking Locations
Pine Creek Gorge (Pennsylvania Grand Canyon), Dolly Sods Wilderness (WV), Allegheny National Forest (PA), Mt. Alander (MA), Bourn Pond (VT), Haleakala National Park (HI)