Brad Lane Bio

Brad Lane is a freelance writer and photographer with heavy interest in the natural world. Born and raised in the state of Iowa, Brad's first entry into the outdoor industry was through his studies and work with the University of Iowa's Recreational Services, guiding backpacking trips to the Grand Canyon and midnight floats on the Maquoketa River. Since graduating in 2012, after being nominated and delivering the student commencement speech, Brad has lived on both sides of the country exploring into, working with and writing about natural spaces and activities.

Brad's favorite alpine activities include hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and backcountry camping. In 2016, Brad completed a 2,600-mile thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, spanning for six months across the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains of California, Oregon and Washington. A narrative account and photos of his journey can be found at www.pacificcresttrailjournal.com. Brad is currently residing back in his homestate of Iowa, forever planning which mountain playgrounds to visit next.