James D. Thayer
James D. Thayer is a hiking enthusiast and local history buff. He is the author of Portland Forest Hikes and manages foresthiker.com, a popular hiking website. In1985, Thayer was elected as the first president of the Friends of Forest Park. He also served as president of Oregon’s World Affairs Council. Currently, he sits on the Columbia Land Trust’s executive board, the Oregon Recreational Trail Advisory Council, and the Salmonberry Trail Development Committee.