T. Duren Jones gets out into the wilderness as often as possible, camping, fishing, hiking, desert trekking, and “bagging” peaks—and does he have stories to tell! He’s hiked hundreds of trails, completed the nearly 500 miles of the Colorado Trail, and has summitted all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. He’s kinda crazy that way. And now he’s on his second round, conquering those mammoth mountains with his granddaughter.
Tim (he thinks T. Duren sounds more impressive) enjoys taking friends, family, and his wife, Diane, on wilderness quests with him … and most of them have survived his escapades. He doesn’t write about those who didn’t make it out. His first book is titled Tales from the Trails. The book is part adventure journal, part travelogue, part motivational encouragement, part stand-up comedy—and includes 26 nearly true outdoor stories from trails and climbs around the American West. Some are cautionary tales—don’t do what he did if you want to live to tell about it.
A former Periodicals Director, Tim has worked in marketing, advertising, and publishing for more than 25 years. He currently does freelance commercial art, marketing, and advertising consulting.
Tim and his wife Diane have raised four creative and equally adventurous children. He and Diane enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle together that includes biking, softball, snowshoeing, and hiking the many wonderful trails in their home state of Colorado.