Brown was born in February 1964 in rural Pennsylvania. She came the west coast, more specifically Santa Barbara, California, when she was sixteen with her family. They often visiting the Tahoe basin on family vacations and on her own adventures as she got older.
Brown describes her journey here as one with lots of zigs and zags. She lived and worked in the Bay
area for a while, as well as traveled the world, and lived in Yosemite for eight years before moving to South Lake Tahoe.
Writing for Sunset and Outside Magazine are only a few of Brown’s many accomplishments. She has also published many books, most of which are travel guides such as:101 Great Hikes and California Waterfalls. Brown currently has 13 books in print.
a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock.
a person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer.