Magazine Writing


Here Comes the Flood, Elevation Outdoors, May 2013. The worst may be yet to come as rains run unchecked through the vast burn areas from 2012 wildfires.

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Voyage to the Inner Kingdom, Elevation Outdoors, March 2013. A pilgrimage around a sacred mountain in Tibet turns into a test of survival when an early season storm rolls in with the vengeance of an angry deity.



Top 3: National Park Hikes, Backpacker, June 2013. Sample the best of our crown-jewel lands on these superlative trips.

Chart of Death: Drowning, Backpacker, June 2013. Drowning is the top killer in national parks–accounting for 37 percent of deaths–and in the backcountry, rivers are the biggest threat. Here’s how to keep from going under.

Chart of Death: Lost, Backpacker, May 2013. If a hiker is reported missing, there’s a 68 percent chance that they’re lost. Learn how to stay oriented and on-track, and get out alive.

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Cost of Snowmaking,, January 2013. A look at the energy, water and labor that go into making snow.

How to: Own a cat-skiing business,, November 2012.Great Northern Powder Guides owner Jay Sandelin offers tips on starting a cat-ski business.

10 top backcountry huts,, November 2012. Whether you go on an annual backcountry huttrip or you’re considering your first trip to ski to a cabin in the woods, we’ve compiled 10 great backcountry huts in the US and Canada that make the trek worth it.ESPN

What will this winter’s weather bring?,, October 2012. A weak El Niño and record low sea ice are likely to bring some interesting weather for skiers this year.

Elevation Outdoors:

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Guide LinesElevation Outdoors, May 2013. Should you hire a guide when you go out on an adventure in unfamiliar terrain? A guide-in-training and a stalwart soloist deliver their takes.

Meals on Wheels, Elevation Outdoors, April 2013. Boulder Food Rescue pedals perishable food “waste” to the hungry.

Slednecks vs. Lungbusters, Elevation Outdoors, January 2013. Is it cool to access your backcountry powder via snowmobile? An earn-your-turns purist and a gas-powered realist face off.

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Get Your Fix., Elevation Outdoors, January 2013. When the snow offerings are meager at the resort and you are tired of spending hours earning a few turns, one thing is sure to deliver: the cat trip. Elevation Outdoors’ cat guide will help you sniff out the best guides and terrain in Colorado.

The Big Meltdown, Elevation Outdoors, December 2012. Snow hydrologist Mark Williams sheds light on climate change and how it will affect the fate of snow and snowsports.

In the Black, Elevation Outdoors, October 2012. The fall is the best time for climbers to take on the big walls of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

Hot Rocks, Elevation Outdoors, September 2012. Oil shale development will muck up recreation in the West.

Women’s Adventure:

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Thriving with Diabetes, Women’s Adventure, Fall 2013. Enrich your active life through self-study and balanced blood sugar.

Maintain Your Mobility, Women’s Adventure, Summer 2013. Understanding muscle and joint problem spots.

Bikepacking, Women’s Adventure, Summer 2013. Pack it on for a two-wheeled, multi-day adventure.

Happy Feet, Women’s Adventure, Spring 2013. Foot care tips for active women.

Canyoneering, Women’s Adventure, Spring 2013. Delve into the narrow, winding world of canyon country with these key skills.

Backcountry Touring, Women’s Adventure, Winter 2012. Safely explore the bountiful backcountry with these skills and tips from professional extreme skier Ingrid Backstrom and avalanche expert and author Jill Fredston.

Snowshoe Art, Women’s Adventure, Winter 2012. Create beautiful and intricate designs with your feet.

Under Pressure, Women’s Adventure, Fall 2012. The science and psychology behind compression sportswear.

Outdoor Retailer Daily:

Frozen Ascents, Outdoor Retailer Daily, January 2013. Lightweight performance drives innovation in ice climbing gear.

ORD Winter 2013 Day 3 Cover_smStrike back at Amazon, Outdoor Retailer Daily, January 2013. Strategies to coax consumers off the web and back into stores.

Outdoor Retailer remembers former show director, Outdoor Retailer Daily, January 2013. Former show director Peter Devin is remembered for his big heart and open-door leadership style.

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Boulder Creek’s bacteria battle, Boulderganic, Spring 2013. What high levels of E. coli actually mean for creek users.


Mysticism vs. Meteorology, Skiing, November 2008. Do Pray-for-Snow Rituals work? A science man and snow dancer face off.