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My ebooks The Passion Killers, A Dark Wind of Vengeance, Blood Beyond the Abyss and The Second Layer of Hell (apocalyptic fiction) are now available for download. They are the first four installments in the Path of Survival series. To see additional information, click here .


I live in a remote corner of the northeast Georgia mountains, only a few miles from the Appalachian Trail. My trailname is "Rainmaker", a name given to me many years ago by some disgruntled fellow hikers who claimed that it rained each time I showed up. Some folks just have NO sense of adventure!

I ended my 17-year career in administrative management at a large financial services company in 1988. To a large degree, I also dropped out of the Real World.

Since that time, I have hiked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Long Trail, Colorado Trail, Bartram Trail, Foothills Trail and John Muir Trail, and I've done section-hiking on the Continental Divide Trail. I spent a summer backpacking in Europe, backpacked in Alaska, visited the Redwoods, the Oregon coast, and made several extended hiking trips to the U.S. and Canadian Rockies.

Expanding my horizons a bit, I have become interested in scuba diving and I'm certified with Scuba Diving International as a Master Scuba Diver. I've made dive trips to Florida springs, the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Mexico. I also dive locally (spring through fall) at Lake Jocassee, SC. To see my scuba adventures page click here .

I founded and operate the TrailQuest Web site. In my spare time I hike, backpack, scuba dive, take photos, perform trail maintenance and plan the next adventure.

--David "Rainmaker" Mauldin