About the Author
Ted     Ted Tenny is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. When his career brought him to Arizona in 1991 he went hiking his first weekend. Ted has hiked extensively in Arizona and other southwestern states, specializing in one way hikes that are frequently off trail.

In a decade of hiking the Goldfields and elsewhere in the southwest, Ted has found the most scenic routes. He leads hikes for the Phoenix Stanford Chapter and the Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club. Previous publications about hiking include trip reports in the Sierra Club Canyon Echo:

  “Migraine Mountain Hike: Wet But Memorable”
  – Vol. 35 #5, July-Aug. 1999, p.6,

  “Bland Hill or Javelina Haven”
  – Vol. 35 #10, Dec. 1999-Jan. 2000, p.9,

  “Needle Canyon Life March”
  – Vol. 36 #2, March 2000, p.5.

Ted’s career began in Aerospace Engineering and continued in Computer Science. He earned an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T., M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford , and Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Arizona Trail Association.

Ted was born in Joplin, Missouri. He grew up in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and now lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife Jacquelyn.


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