About Blackwoods Press

Blackwoods Press is a small publishing company located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. We design and publish maps, atlases and information products tailored to the needs of lightweight backpackers and long distance hikers.

Erik The Black

Erik Asorson: Owner, Cartographer

Erik is a long distance backpacker, cartographer and graphic artist. After completing a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 he designed a pocket-sized atlas that would take the place of all the various maps and heavy guidebooks hikers were using at the time.

The Pacific Crest Trail Atlas became an instant hit with lightweight backpackers. Erik has since hiked and published maps and atlases for the John Muir Trail, Colorado Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail. He plans to hike the Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trails next.

Erik’s Blog: http://blackwoodspress.com/blog/