Mike Kuby, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Elizabeth Wentz, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Brandon Vogt, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Randy Virden, Professor, Department of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management, San Jose State University University
This project was funded by the State of Arizona's Office of Tourism. We would especially like to thank Director Mark McDermott, Deputy Director Gary Vrabel, and Robert McCracken. Their suggestions, support, and patience were invaluable to this project.
The Graduate College of Arizona State University provided some additional funding to this project via the Federal Work Study Program.
We would like to thank Barbara Trapido-Lurie, Academic Professional, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University for the 20/20 logo design.
Next, we must thank the students in Intermediate GIS class in Spring, 1999. Their willingness to test out ideas and their feedback on field trips helped to advance this project. We thank: Paul Barbeau, Allison Claridge, Timothy Colman, Jason Digiacomo, Helen Miller, David Mills, Jennifer Mills, Judith Needham, Malinda Pusdesris, Christopher Pyle, James Ritchie, and Kevin Sears. And thanks to Andrea Smith, a recent graduate of the Department of Recreation Management and Tourism, Arizona State University, for her help with canyon and peak selection.
We would also like to thank the various US Forest Service Rangers who answered our questionnaires and phone calls: Don Hoffman (Alpine Ranger District), Joan Vasey (Douglas RD) and Steve Henfel (Santa Catalina RD).
Also, thanks to Eric Smith, Trails and Open Space Coordinator, the City of Prescott, and Chuck "Woody" Brown, Faculty Associate, Department of Recreation Management and Tourism, Arizona State University, who provided insight into hikes in Arizona's Canyons.
Steve Carkin of Bedford, NH sparked the original idea for this project with his insatiable curiosity about Arizona's mountains. Beverly Hackett and Brenda Conaway (both Adirondack 46ers) gave us insights into the twisted minds of peak-baggers.
Finally, we'd like to thank Heather, Nora, Olivia, Lauren, Brooke, Mike, Curt, Ruby, Jake, and Tilly for accompanying us on our field research.