Grand Canyon Hiking Adventures

South Rim Edition

by Wayne Tomasi

7.5 x 9.25, 316 pages, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-9710880-2-3

Price $29.95

Wayne Tomasi is a retired college and university professor. He is also an internationally published author who has written over 20 engineering textbooks and laboratory manuals that were published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. Several of his books have been translated into Spanish and Chinese and sold throughout the world.

Wayne was born and raised in the quaint little village of Oriskany in the Mohawk Valley Region of New York State After graduating from high school and serving three years with the United States Army; Wayne moved his family to Arizona and began attending Arizona State University.

He graduated from the College of Engineering in 1975 and immediately began a 32-year teaching career. Wayne retired from Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona in 1998 and DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007.

Since 1980 when Wayne began hiking in the Grand Canyon, he has accumulated over 6200 hiking miles and almost 700 hiking days in the Grand Canyon. He began hiking with his young family on the central corridor trails and eventually moved into the more remote areas of the Grand Canyon. To date, Wayne’s immediate family members have compiled 18,000 hiking miles and summited 250 peaks in the Grand Canyon.

Wayne and his wife Cheryl recently relocated to the small ranching community of Elgin, Arizona where they established Elgin Publishing Company. Grand Canyon Hiking Adventures is the first book published by their new company.

The book is available directly from the author.

For more information, or to order copies of the book, please contact the author at or Elgin Publishing Company, HC1 Box 35, Elgin, Arizona 85611or go to the website at


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