I am a long-time mountaineer and author of the guidebooks titled "Bitterroot Mountain Summits."and"Bitterroot Mountain Trails - Volume 1" (the first of a three book series). I am also a major contributor
to the world’s most popular mountain climbing website, Summitpost.org. My extensive on-line writing includes
mountain descriptions, route guides, trip reports, and “how-to” articles about
photography and the use of pictures on web pages.
Over the past ten years, I have probably hiked and climbed more miles in the Bitterroot Mountains than any other person.
Guidebook Author and Photographer
Writing , Photography
Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club
President, 2011 - present
Supports Club members as they continue the Club's 25+ year history overseeing maintenance and grooming of the ski trail system at Montana's Chief Joseph Pass. Duties include presiding over Board and Club meetings, planning, coordinating activities, and grant writing.
Michael Hoyt Publishing
Author and Photographer, 2005 - present
Research, write, and publish books and articles that relate in some way to Montana's Bitterroot Mountains. Products to date include guidebooks, short stories, articles, and one novel.