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Bruce Grubbs has been hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing throughout the American West for more than 40 years. He participated in the technical first ascents of the last major summits to be climbed in the Grand Canyon, including Buddha Temple, Holy Grail Temple, the striking pinnacle at Comanche Point, Malgosa Crest, and Kwagunt Butte. Bruce has spent more than 400 days hiking in the Grand Canyon. He continues to enjoy long backpacking treks in the more remote sections of the Grand Canyon, as well as hiking and backpacking trips elsewhere in the American West.

Outdoor writing and photography have long been serious interests of Bruce's. His first published article was in a local Arizona outdoor magazine 35 years ago, and he has since been published by Backpacker Magazine and several regional publications. About 20 years ago, his writing focus expanded to include books, with the publication of Hiking Arizona with Stewart Aitchison. He has since written 35 more books, published by five publishers.

Earlier, Bruce worked eleven seasons as a wildland fire fighter for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. His positions included fire lookout, engine foreman, helitack foreman, and fire station manager.

He was part owner of an outdoor shop for eight years, selling hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing gear. He started and continues to run a successful computer consulting business, offering personal computer support and website design to individual clients and small businesses.

Bruce has been a professional pilot for more than 25 years, and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with multi-engine rating. He also holds a Flight Instructor certificate with instrument rating. Currently, he is an active, part-time air charter pilot with more than 8,500 hours of flight time.

Other interests include Amateur Radio, where he served for several years as the Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator for Coco

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Publish! How To Publish Your Book as an E-Book on the Amazon Kindle and in Print with CreateSpace
by Bruce Grubbs
Revised and Updated February 2015 : A new chapter on Kindle e-book layout in HTML was added, and the print layout chapter was completely rewritten to improve clarity. You Can Publish Yourself and Be Successful In this book, the author explains the methods he's used to successfully publish e-book and print books which are selling...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Google Nexus 2013: Making Your Android Tablet Work For You
by Bruce Grubbs
Updated January 2015 for Android Kitkat 4.4.4. Congratulations! If you're looking at this book, you either own or are seriously thinking of buying a Google Nexus 2013 tablet, one of the most advanced and versatile Android tablets. The purpose of this book is to help you get the most out of your tablet by showing you how to do...
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Categories: All Humor
Desert Sense: Camping, Hiking & biking in Hot, Dry Climates (Backpacker Magazine)
by Bruce Grubbs
·Techniques for traversing desert terrain-by vehicle, by mountain bike, or on foot ·Strategies for comfort, safety, and survival in extreme conditions ·Selecting gear and equipment for this special environment Like any desert aficionado, Bruce Grubbs is obsessed with water: how much to bring, how to carry it, how to conserve it...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Backpacking Arizona
by Bruce Grubbs
The world-famous Grand Canyon is only one of Arizona's spectacular natural features. Arizona encompasses over 90 wilderness areas, more than 15 national parks and monuments, and the largest national forest in the country. Expansive mesas, high peaks, and snaking canyons create a dynamic landscape and reflect a rich geologic and human...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona: The 80 Best Easy Hikes
by Bruce Grubbs
The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona is a hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails. Created for anyone who--regardless of age--can't or doesn't want to hike great distances over rough terrain to gain beautiful vistas and enjoy the wilderness. Here are 80 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Most are day hikes, but...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Sedona (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Renowned for the natural splendor of its red rock canyons and high-desert landscapes, Sedona, Arizona has become a quiet retreat for outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Veteran hiker and author Bruce Grubbs has compiled a guide to 30 of the best day hikes in the Sedona area. Accurate maps and detailed directions make this...
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Hiking Arizona's Superstition and Mazatzal Country: A Guide to the Areas' Greatest Hikes (Regional Hiking Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Just east of the greater Phoenix area, the Superstition Mountains are a wild, rugged range of volcanic peaks, mesas, and canyons. A network of trails covers this wilderness, reaching into Sonoran desert canyons, pine forested valleys, mysterious volcanic rock formations, and jagged peaks. North of the Superstitions and still only a two...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Tucson (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Best Easy Day Hikes Tucson includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around Tucson, Arizona. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural splendors—including a beautiful cactus forest; the Sendero Esperanza Trail, a classic example of the Sonoran Desert’s lush vegetation; and the...
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Hiking Arizona: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Hiking Arizona will introduce you to the state's most natural wonders and more. This book covers the Grand Canyon, of course; Northeast Plateaus, San Francisco Peaks Area, Mogollon Rim Country; Central Highlands; The White Mountains; the Phoenix Area; the Tucson Area; Sky Islands; Tohono O'odham Country; and the Western Desert.
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Best Hikes Near Las Vegas (Best Hikes Near Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Las Vegas author Bruce Grubbs details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Las Vegas area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Flagstaff (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Best Easy Day Hikes Flagstaff includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
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Basic Illustrated Using GPS (Basic Illustrated Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for anyone whose play or work takes them to remote areas. Basic Illustrated Using GPS, 3rd is a guide to practical field use of the Global Positioning System, written in simple language, with each new term explained as it's used. This book is a wealth of useful backcountry navigation...
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Hiking Northern Arizona: A Guide To Northern Arizona's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
HIKING NORTHERN ARIZONA, 3rd edition (Falcon) A Guide to Northern Arizona's Greatest Hiking Adventures Bruce Grubbs This guide has completely updated information for 120 hikes in northern Arizona, including the Grand Canyon, with different routes suggested for each season. From short...
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Running Android: Using Your Phone and Tablet for Work and Play
by Bruce Grubbs
Updated February 2015 for Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Congratulations! If you're reading this book, you either own or are seriously thinking of buying an Android-based tablet or phone. Google's wildly popular Android operating system has passed a major milestone- it is now installed on the vast majority of portable devices and has the most...
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Backpacker Magazine's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, And Sharing (Backpacker Magazine Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Backpacker's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, and Sharing is a complete guide to the digital mapping revolution including how to do it and how to join it. Plan your trip, record it with GPS, edit and enhance your maps (photos and videos), and share with the world. Include out-in-the-field instructions for using a GPS;...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Albuquerque (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Best Easy Day Hikes Albuquerque includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
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Best Loop Hikes Arizona (Best Hikes)
by Bruce Grubbs
* 75 loop hikes throughout Arizona, from easy half-day trails to extended journeys * Hikes for every season, with planning chart for best time to go * Many hikes accessible from Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson It's Arizona hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Best Hikes Near Phoenix (Best Hikes Near Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Best Hikes Near Phoenix details 40 of the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Phoenix area, including outings near Tempe,  Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Apache Junction. Ranging from easy nature walks to strenuous multiday backpack trips, the routes in this guide offer something for every hiker—within easy reach of...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Las Vegas (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Best Easy Day Hikes Las Vegas includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around Las Vegas, Nevada. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural splendors—including Valley of Fire State Park’s petrified sand dunes;  the Bristlecone Trail and its ancient trees; and La Madre Spring...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
The Complete 2014 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle - E Ink Edition
by Stephen Windwalker, Bruce Grubbs
The Complete 2014 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle Tips, Tricks, & Links to Unlock Cool Features, Save You Hundreds on Kindle Content, and Help You Get the Most Out of Your Kindle EBook Reader Covers All Current Kindle E Ink Models Including the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle DX, and Kindle basic Updated December 2013 Compatible...
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The Complete 2014 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle Fire
by Stephen Windwalker, Bruce Grubbs
The Complete 2014 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle Fire Tips, Tricks, & Links to Unlock Cool Features, Save You Hundreds on Kindle Content, and Help You Get the Most Out of Your Kindle Fire Tablet Covers All Current Kindle Fires Including the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”, and...
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The Complete 2013 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle Fire
by Bruce Grubbs
Updated December 2012: Covers All Current Kindle Fire Tablet Models Including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE Finally, one user-friendly guide that covers every Kindle Fire tablet now on the market for 2013, including the Kindle Fire HD, in a single comprehensive volume chock full...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Palm Springs and Coachella Valley (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
by Bruce Grubbs
Best Easy Day Hikes Palm Springs and Coachella Valley includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Exploring With GPS: A Practical Field Guide for Satellite Navigation
by Bruce Grubbs
Updated and Revised February 2015 Exploring With GPS presents a practical approach to using the Global Positioning System in the outdoors using mapping GPS receivers, digital topographic maps, and satellite imagery. The book uses realistic scenarios and plenty of screen shots and photos to show you how to find your way in the...
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Exploring Great Basin National Park: Including Mount Moriah Wilderness
by Bruce Grubbs
Revised and updated March 2016 Exploring Great Basin National Park is a guide to both the national park and the adjacent Mount Moriah Wilderness. Although many visitors stay at the park for just a few hours, the purpose of this book is to encourage you to stay longer and explore the park as well as the surrounding Humboldt-Toiyabe...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; Travel
The Complete 2015 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle: Tips, Tricks, & Links to Unlock Cool Features, Save You...
by Bruce Grubbs
Updated November 2014 Covers All Current Kindle E Ink Models Including the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Voyage
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The Complete 2015 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Fire Tablets: Tips, Tricks, & Links to Unlock Cool Features, Save...
by Bruce Grubbs
Updated November 2014 Covers All Current Fires Including the Fire HD Kids Edition, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, Fire HDX, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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The Complete User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle Keyboard (Formerly Known as the Kindle 3 or Kindle 3G)
by Bruce Grubbs, Stephen Windwalker
From popular outdoors author BruceGrubbs and bestselling Kindle author Stephen Windwalker, editor of the #1 blog and newsletter for Kindle owners at www.kindlenationdaily.com, the most complete and up-to-date resource yet on how to get the most out of your Kindle Keyboard (formerly known as the Kindle 3 or Kindle 3G). Published November...
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Grand Canyon Guide: Your Complete Guide to the Grand Canyon
by Bruce Grubbs
The book was revised and updated February 2016 Whether your interest in the Grand Canyon is in a quick look from a few of the rim view points, a week-long whitewater trip on the Colorado River, a stay in a lodge on the very edge of the canyon, a walk along a rim trail, camping in the rim forest, or hiking down into the canyon, this...
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Categories: Travel
The Complete 2013 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle: Covers All Current Kindles Including the Kindle Fire...
by Bruce Grubbs, Stephen Windwalker
Updated November 2012: Covers All Current Kindles Including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle basic Finally, one user-friendly guide that covers every Kindle now on the market for 2013, including the Kindle Fire, in a single comprehensive...
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The Complete 2013 User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle - E INK EDITION
by Stephen Windwalker, Bruce Grubbs
Updated December 2012: Covers All Current E Ink Kindles Including the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle basic Finally, one user-friendly guide that covers every E Ink Kindle now on the market for 2013, including the Kindle Paperwhite, in a single comprehensive volume chock full of tips, tricks, and links to unlock cool...
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