Timothy Malcolm was born in inner-city Philadelphia and spent the first 24 years of his life (sans a few vacations) amid the dizzying blitz of the East Coast urban aesthetic. He hadn’t even taken an actual hike, let alone spent one night outdoors, until he moved to the Hudson Valley of New York, home to rolling hills, mountain ranges that slice across the terrain like a crew cut, and swimming holes that you absolutely have to find. In this American playground, Timothy went on his first hike, the results of which can still be found on YouTube and will surely become fodder later in life. Since, he’s summited peaks throughout New York and New England, along the Appalachian Trail, and in national parks like Acadia, Rocky Mountain, and Olympic.
Most of the time, however, you can find Timothy hiking with his wife and daughter in the Hudson Valley, before enjoying a cold saison from a local brewery and chatting with whomever smiles back. Timothy writes about all of his passions, from hiking to beer to baseball, for a range of publications both in the New York City area and nationally. You might read his work in Backpacker, October, Paste, The Hardball Times, Chronogram, Hudson Valley Magazine, and Orange Magazine. Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail is Timothy’s first Moon guide.