Our Contributors


Access Fund

A national advocacy organization protecting America’s climbing.


Aer Parris

Writer and adventurer Aer Parris escaped the hustle during a cross-country cycling trip and never looked back. 

Author & Dream Team Member

Alicia Erskine

Alicia Erskine is a Canine Adventurist hiking on Vancouver Island trails with a pack of dogs. 


Aly Nicklas

Aly is an adventure photographer and filmmaker based out of Boulder, CO.

Andy Cochrane

As the son of two park rangers, Andy built a lot of forts as a kid. He went on to get an MBA and work at software giant Autodesk, then hit a mid-twenties-life crisis that led to five years of living in his Toyota Tacoma. He now resides in Jackson, WY, with his dog Bea and works as a freelance producer, writer and photographer.


Becca Skinner

Becca Skinner is a photographer and writer based in Bozeman, MT and Happy, her truck.


Bethany Hughes

Bethany Hughes, of Her Odyssey, is 14,000 miles in to thru-hiking the Americas 

Briana Halliwell

Briana is a freelance writer and activist who currently lives where the mountains meet the sea in Mid-Coast, Maine on Wabanaki lands. Raised by a pair of Biologists and self-proclaimed writers, Bri has a knack for spinning tales about her outdoor adventures, which have recently ranged from scaling limestone cliffs in the “little corrals” of El Potrero Chico, Mexico, to scouting out the best natural hot springs in Taiwan.

Caitlin Moore

Caitlin is an avid traveler, writer, and cheese-eater based in Seattle. She is most often found hiking and keen on saying hello to every animal she encounters along the way.


Drew Parrish

Drew was working on the Warranty and Repair team at Therm-a-Rest for a couple of years before anybody realized he knew how to write. Now he’s the Copywriter.

Author & Dream Team Member

Eric Larsen

Polar adventurer, expedition guide and dog musher Eric Larsen has completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history.


Fresh Off The Grid

Fresh Off the Grid is a camp cooking blog featuring recipes specifically designed for cooking in the outdoors, written from the road.


Freya Frenwood

Freya Fennwood is an adventure lifestyle photographer based in Bellingham WA and the great outdoors.


Greg Hatten

Greg Hatten is a freelance writer, public speaker, river runner, woodenboat builder, outfitter and fly fishing guide in the state of Oregon.

Hannah Singleton

Hannah Singleton is a freelance journalist who writes about the outdoors and public lands. After years of hopping around the West guiding backpacking trips from Yosemite to the North Cascades, she now resides in Salt Lake City where she runs, climbs, and is a little closer to her one true love: the red rock desert. You can check out more of her work at www.hannahsingleton.com.


Hillary Oliver

“I’d rather be mountain biking.” Hilary Oliver, creator of the blog TheGription.com, is a freelance writer and editor.

James Barkman

James is a photographer and alpinist that has a lot of trouble sitting still.


Jason Thienel

When Jason Thienel isn’t managing the best outdoor retail staff in Nashville, he’s enduring long distance trail runs, cragging hard on southern sandstone, or sleeping under the stars.

Author & Dream Team Member

Jenny Abegg

Jenny’s idea of a perfect day starts and ends wearing a headlamp and endless high fives with a favorite partner.

Jill Sanford

Jill is a Tahoe based outdoor and travel journalist with roots in the Sierra Nevadas.


Jim Meyers

Jim Meyers, former Senior Copywriter at Therm-a-Rest, is a recovering camp counselor, ski bum and climbing addict


Justin La Vigne

Justin La Vigne is an adventurer who lives a life less ordinary with his wife, Patrice.

Katherine Stelfox

Katherine Stelfox, while from the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, is rarely found in one place for long and goes by her trail name Croc just as often as her legal name. Katherine plans to be a Triple Crowner by Fall 2020, which will put an end to an 8,000 mile hiking journey and free up more time to be an amaeuture photographer and writer.

Author & Dream Team Member

Kathy Holcombe

Two years ago, Kathy and her family took a radical leap when they traded in their beautiful Boulder, CO home for the freedom of the open road in a Winnebago RV.

Katie Griffith

Katie Griffith

Katie Griffith is a freelance writer and climbing guide who thrives in outdoor classrooms, whether she’s scrambling in the high desert, hiking in a temperate rainforest, or climbing glaciated peaks. She splits her time between Joshua Tree, California and the Cascades in Washington, teaching climbing and backcountry skills in both regions, depending on the season.

Check out more of her personal ramblings, published work, guide offerings, and creative projects at ktgriffith.com.


Keith Erps

Therm-a-Rest copywriter Keith Erps was born in the south with dreams of the west. He spends most days drinking cheap coffee and complaining about wet rock.


Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller is a professional Splitboarder based originally in the PNW.


Kyle Thrackray

Whether it’s riding his mountain bike, backcountry skiing, surfing, or drinking good beer, Kyle spends most of his free time enjoying life outside in the Pacific Northwest.

Laurel Miller

Laurel Miller is an Austin-based food, spirits and travel writer and editor. Despite her Texas locale, she’s obsessed with the mountains and whitewater, but breakfast tacos run a close third. She’s at sustainablekitchen.com.


Leigh & Spring McClurg

Leigh & Spring McClurg are storytellers, outdoorsy nuts, photographers, happy campers, wanderers and sometimes adrenaline seekers.

Four Wheeled Nomad

Lisa Morris

I’m Lisa Morris, British born and a wilderness-seeker, and one half of Four Wheeled Nomad along with Jason Spafford; remote exploration is our driving force.

Halfway Anywhere


Tyler Fox, better known as Mac, runs the hiking and adventure travel blog Halfway Anywhere. Since his first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013, he has hiked the Continental Divide Trail, traversed the Japanese Alps, and spent months exploring the mountains of Nepal, Tasmania, and New Zealand.

Mary Beth Skylis

Mary Beth Skylis has been lucky enough to begin her life of outdoor pursuits on long trails, hiking the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail, the 458-mile Colorado Trail, and part of the Annapurna Circuit. Skylis works as a columnist for Backpacker Magazine. Her work can also be found in publications like Outside Magazine, Women’s Health, Alaska Magazine, 5280, Trail Runner, and Blue Ridge Outdoors. When she isn’t telling stories, she can commonly be found on an airplane to nowhere or in the steep and jagged mountains.

Meg Atteberry

Meg Atteberry specializes in outdoor adventure. As a climber and mountaineer, she lives for a sweet slice of rock. When the weather in her home in the Colorado Rockies gets colder, she sets out on trips to explore the neighboring desert.


Mercedes Pollmeier

Mercedes Pollmeier (MS, CSCS) is a movement and nutrition coach, teaching outdoor athletes to master their movement.


Mike Libecki

“Why ration passion? The time is now!”  An explorer, climber and passionate father.

Ola Krol

Life through rose coloured lenses, and a stomach full of chicken and waffles. Never-rester, photo-taker and someone who likes putting their feelings into words


Patrice La Vigne

Patrice La Vigne is a writer and adventurer who lives a life less ordinary with her husband, Justin.


Rachel Davidson

Rachel Davidson is an alpine climber, trail runner, and writer from the Pacific Northwest.

Robert Skuncik

Robert Skuncik is an employee of Cascade Designs and a recent graduate of the MBA program at the University of Washington. He is an avid hiker, backpacker, boulderer, and paddler; he has rafted Class V rivers in Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. Robert lives with his girlfriend in Seattle where they spend their free time exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Sammy Spence

Sammy Spence is a writer, adventure photographer, and Wilderness Therapy Guide. You can find her beneath the pines, sipping star drenched skies.

Sarina Clark

Sarina is an adventure writer and photographer, spending every night she can outside. She is originally from the flatlands of Minnesota, now a transplant to Seattle. Sarina is an advocate for public lands, Leave No Trace, and taking care of our wild places. Sarina hopes to inspire others to connect with their public lands and enjoy the transformative experience it can bring. Sarina explores the world through human-powered adventure whether it be backpacking, mountaineering, climbing or relaxing at an alpine lake with her golden retriever.

Skye Stoury

Skye grew up hiking and occasionally car camping around Washington, but the passion she has now wasn’t truly realized until well beyond her childhood. In grad school to be exact. This is when she realized her desire for hiking, backpacking and especially rock climbing. Today she excitedly states that alpine multi-pitch trad climbing is her favorite way to explore the backcountry.

Stacey Rice

Stacey Rice is a transgender woman who found her way to Portland, Oregon from the North Carolina mountains a bit over seven years ago. She was recognized in 2016 as a Queer Hero by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific NW and is the former Executive Co-Director of Q Center –the largest LGBTQ community center in the Pacific NW. Stacey’s heart is filled every time she sits under a big Ponderosa Pine tree in the high desert or wanders the rim of Crater Lake, pondering the Universe. She feels incredibly blessed to call Portland home.

Learn more about Stacey Rice at staceyrice.com.

Tim Howell

Tim spent 7 years as a Royal Marine; becoming a Mountain Leader and cold weather warfare instructor. Since leaving, he pursues his passion in mountaineering and wingsuit BASE jumping, setting challenges in remote corners of the world.

Trevor Husted

Trevor Husted is a writer, guide, and adventurer based in Tahoe.


Trevor Thomas

Trevor Thomas is the world’s only blind professional long distance hiker.