Monte R. Parr’s outdoor interests were inspired as a child by his grandparent’s love for the wildlands, and numerous treks into the San Bernardino National Forests of Southern California near his boyhood home.

His high school years were  spent camping and hiking the hardwood forests behind his Iowa home. Parr’s early adult life led him to Nebraska; backpacking and camping; exploring many of the pristine state parks.

He spent several years in Colorado, backpacking  hiking and camping, including Wyoming’s Teton and Bridger Wilderness, and Yellowstone National Park.

Since moving to New Mexico in 1988, Parr has logged over 800 nights under the stars.

FIRST BOOK: Adventures in Camping
Monte’s writing projects include his first book, Adventures in Camping and a  large compilation of cowboy and western poetry and song lyrics, soon to be published. He has developed  ”Monte’s Old West Chuckwagon Spice,” and has created many unique recipes for  camping.

Parr is also an accomplished photographer, with interests including astronomy, hiking, fishing, the old west and military aircraft history.

Parr lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Susan (also an author) and his dogs Oreo, Goldie, and Koko who accompany him  on his frequent journeys.