Conservation & Commentary

MOUNTAIN STANDARD

"I live elsewhere. Bears Ears has worked its way into my individual history, into the story I tell of myself, but the place is not mine. It is the stories of those who hold collective histories here that need to be told and shared and echoed beyond the canyon walls." — Individual and Collective Histories of Bears Ears Nat'l Monument, for the MS blog. Winter 2018.

"Light & fast is efficient, but heavy & slow leaves time to cultivate connection and inspires awe..." — In Defense of Heavy & Slowfor the MS blog. Fall 2017. 

SHE-EXPLORES

Increasingly, land is parceled off and designated as "Wilderness." What does this perhaps-overused term mean to the modern adventurer? I discussed the gap between recreation and conservation in my feature essay. Fall 2016.

OUTDOOR PROJECT

A version of my On Wilderness essay was also published on OP. Winter 2016.

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

My essay The Power of Place Connects Us was published by TWS in a blog post regarding climber's roles in connecting to the land and keeping our wild places wild. Fall 2016.

Taken at Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah for the Plains to Peak Bulletin. Summer 2014.

Newspaper Work

THE CATALYST

I traveled to Homer, Alaska to work on scholarships for students to experience the outdoors with Homer Wilderness Leaders and wrote about my experience here. Published spring 2015.

I was a staff writer for most of my time at CC and was the editor of the Active Life section of the paper in 2015. Some examples of Catalyst articles follow. 

Betsie approaching the Petit Grepon in Rocky Mountain National Park at first light. Fall 2015.

Trip Reports, ETC.

FREESKIER

Photos from my Snowbird Traverse appeared in Freeskier Magazine's list of the 10 Best Huts to Visit This Year

AAC GUIDEBOOK TO MEMBERSHIP

Put together some doodles & a journal entry about a glacial traverse through the Talkeetna Mountains for the American Alpine Club's publication. Winter 2017. 

STATE OF THE ROCKIES

My report, In the Field with the Rockies Research Team, begins on pages 8-12 of the Plains to Peak Bulletin, and annual publication of the State of the Rockies Project. My photographs appear on the cover of the Bulletin and throughout the publication. Spring 2015.

COLORADO COLLEGE ALPINE JOURNAL

Trip report (pages 15-17) of an ascent of the Petit Grepon, an alpine climb in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter 2016. 

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