Donald Dowling is a born in New Hampshire Yankee who was transplanted to California as a preteen. Two loves of his life had already infected him with their romance: the West of legend and motorcycling.
He always believed that if you value and love something, you need to actually do it. He got his first motorcycle at 15 1/2 and explored the San Francisco Bay Area. He loved the freedom of the ride, and his love of bikes grew throughout his life.
As a youth he took many camping trips through out the coastal Western states. And later, on his own or with a friend, he camped, hiked and backpacked through the Sierras and Rocky mountain states.
These early experiences, combined with his natural flair for historical research and story telling, led him to write about his experiences.