Emma Walker is the author of the book Dead Reckoning: Learning from Accidents in the Outdoors. She earned her M.S. in Outdoor and Environmental Education from Alaska Pacific University and has worked as a raft guide, avalanche educator, and backpacking instructor around the American West. Emma lives in Boise, Idaho, where she has plenty of opportunities to get her 14-foot raft on the water. You can find more of her writing at emmarwalker.com.