Carrie Wilson is a marine biologist, outdoor writer, and wildlife photographer from Monterey, California. An avid hunter, angler, and hiker, she loves trekking throughout the beautiful Big Sur coastal region and the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains of California with her camera and faithful yellow lab, Roxy. Her syndicated weekly Western Outdoor News column has run for more than 14 years, appearing throughout California. Carrie is also addicted to travel; departing on a new adventure at every opportunity. In the last 12 years her travels have taken her to 24 countries throughout North America, Central America, and Europe.