Ed is a 10 year resident of Big Bear having moved here after a 30 year career in the engineering and construction industry where he managed major oil and gas projects on the Alaska North Slope,Venezuela and the lower 48 states.He is an a avid hiker and leads hikes and backpacks for the Sierra Club.The picture was taken on Mt. Whitney at the near conclusion of a 30 day backpack of the John Muir Trail and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.