Brandon Plewe grew up in St. George, Utah, spending his young life exploring Zion and the surrounding area. Ever since, he has taken every opportunity to see as much of this great region as possible. He loves hiking, especially to little-known places away from the crowds, and he cannot resist any trail that has an arch, waterfall, mountain peak, or slot canyon. His favorite place in the world is a secret spot in Zion National Park; his second favorite is anywhere he’s never been before. During his career as a cartographer, he has studied and mapped the geography, history, geology, and culture of the West, and he loves to tell their stories to whoever will listen.