Writing Portfolio

Selection of some of my publications, posts, writerly-type stuff:


100 Classic Hikes: Utah (Mountaineers Books: 2016)


10 Best

The Stunning Rustic Lodges of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

Spring Break: Zion and Bryce Canyon

Moab & Arches National Park: Multi-Adventure Mecca


Dezert Magazine

The Timelessness of Cathedral Valley


National Parks Traveler

Guided Adventure in Utah’s National Parks: Why and How to Do It

Capitol Reef National Park: Winter Solitude & Silence


Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide

Utah’s National Parks


Alive! Utah

pondering the life and disappearance of artistic wanderer Everett Ruess

warming up at Mystic Hot Springs in 2 Serene Getaways, Mystic and Majestic


Salt Lake City Weekly

examining the healing powers of wilderness therapy inĀ Last-Chance Camps
taking a look at big herbal in Narc-ing on Nature



Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Zion National Park


Pando: The World’s Largest Living Organism

Southern Utah’s Top 5 Spookiest Outdoor Places

Breathless Heights: Conquering Altitude Sickness

Winter Packing List for Outdoor Play in Utah

Best Cheap Eats in Moab



Holiday River Expeditions

5 Life Lessons from Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

Colorful River Characters: Salmon River’s Cap Guleke

Top 5 River Rafting Pack Essentials

My, What Big Teeth You Have: Boat Names: A History, Part IV

Boat Names: A History, Part V

Colorful River Characters: Salmon River’s Polly Bemis


Nile Guide

10 Reasons to Visit Moab

12 Fun Facts About Canyonlands National Park

12 Fun Facts About Bryce Canyon National Park

Hike of the Week: Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park

12 Fun Facts About Zion National Park

12 Fun Facts About Arches National Park

Guest Posts

Favorite Places to Explore Nature with Kids in Utah’s National Parks in Go Explore Nature


Gear Reviews

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Cirro Hoody Jacket in National Parks Traveler

Hummingbird Cargo Carrier in National Parks Traveler

Merrell Women’s Barefoot Pace Glove Shoes in National Parks Traveler


Book Reviews

Booklist (American Library Association)

Publishers Weekly (Forecasts reviewer)

Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg in Torrey House Press

Cowgirls: Women of the American West by Teresa Jordan in Torrey House Press