Dr. Tom Myers grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. His interest and passion for the Grand Canyon began in his youth and he has been hiking and exploring in and around the Canyon most of his life. Co-author of two books, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon and Fateful Journey. Over the Edge is his most recent collaboration (2001) co-written with Michael P. Ghiglieri and covers every known death in the Grand Canyon in recorded history. Well-written and easy to read, it is an excellent book for any Canyon enthusiast.
Along with colleagues Christopher C. Becker, M.T. (A.M.T.) and Lawrence E. Stevens, Ph.D., Dr. Myers published Fateful Journey in 1999. This exhaustively researched and meticulously documented book tells the story of Grand Canyon river running safety from Powell’s historic exploration in 1869 through present day. Dispelling the romantic myth of modern river running as a high-risk endeavor, Dr. Myers explains how injuries sometimes occur and offers common sense advice on how to avoid them.