Welcome to the Mad
Hi There! Well, I guess you found me. I'm Charles, but some call me the Mad Hiker. It's no secret that hiking is my passion (in recent years anyway).
A long-time resident of the Phoenix area, I am a product of Arizona State University. By day, I'm a mild mannered software engineer slaving away in a cubicle farm. After work, I can often be found hiking Camelback Mountain or hanging out at Four Peaks Brewery.
Recently, I wrote a book called 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix. It's destined to become the best hiking guide for metropolitan Phoenix. Check it out!
I have also gathered quite a few stories throughout my travels and hiking trips over the years. They are located in the Photo Journal section.
Feel free to browse. Drop me a line if you see something that needs fixing. Cheers!