The "Preplanned Hikes" are written by MountainSummits.com staff or website visitors to MountainSummits.com who submit reports from their own trips. Always noted are the author's first name, age, fitness level, and gender (e.g. John, age 32, athletic, male). If written by MountainSummits.com staff, this is noted (e.g. Sue, MountainSummits.com, age 28, athletic, female). The three fitness categories are: athletic, weekend warrior, and sedentary. MountainSummits.com believes the reader will be able to better assess a hike and whether he or she wants to do it when author information is provided.