In 2005, I published my very first article — a story about hiking — in the Anchorage Press. That turned into a weekly outdoors column that lasted about five years before ballooning into a deal for a hiking guidebook, a stint as the nationwide hiking/backpacking expert for About.com, and intensive outdoors reporting for a number of Alaskan and national publications.

What makes me special as an outdoors writer? I “walk my talk,” seizing every chance I get to hike, bike, fish, climb, paddle and just generally enjoy the giant outdoor playground that is Alaska. And I think readers can tell. Click the images below to see some examples of my recently published outdoors work.

 

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How to play safely in bear country (Alaska Dispatch News)

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Of Bears and Blue Lakes: Hiking the Reed Lakes trail (Alaska magazine)

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Fly fishing for women, led by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf (Alaska magazine)

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A look into operations at Alaska Mountaineering School (Anchorage Press)

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Dipnetting for sockeye salmon on the Kenai Peninsula (Alaska Dispatch News)

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50 hikes within 30 minutes of Anchorage (Countryman Press)