Steve Netherby, Advisor

Steve Netherby has run, hiked, mountain biked, and camped the trails, beaches, and campgrounds of San Onofre for the past 36 years. For two decades, he served as camping editor of Field & Stream. Called “the nation’s foremost camping authority,” he traveled the world writing about camping—from family and RV camping to all forms of wilderness living and travel. He served on the board of directors of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and produced The Experts Book of Freshwater Fishing for Simon & Schuster. He is a contributor to several books, including Wildlife Country—How to Enjoy It, by National Wildlife Federation, and How to Survive on Land and Sea, by Naval Institute Press. He wrote early exposés of the environmental threat to fresh- and saltwaters posed by phosphate pollution, acid rain, and mercury contamination. He’s a graduate of military mountain and jungle survival courses as well as National Outdoor Leadership School, Rainier Mountaineering Incorporated, American Avalanche Institute, and Fenwick Flyfishing School. Prior to joining Field & Stream, Steve was a Navy combat pilot in Vietnam and an award-winning Colorado newspaper editor-in-chief. He’s an avid backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, sea kayaker, and body surfer.

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