Heather Sackett grew up in the six million acre wilderness of upstate New York’s Adirondack Park. She traded lakes for the Rocky Mountains and has been a Colorado girl for over a decade now. With her black Lab, Moo, she spends her summers running up the San Juan Mountains and winters snowboarding down them. A print journalist by trade, Heather has worked for The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, The Lake Placid News, The Littleton Independent, The Denver Post and most recently, The Telluride Daily Planet. After a decade as an ink-stained wretch, she is now a freelance writer in Telluride. Her work has appeared in Trail Runner Magazine,  UltraRunning MagazineAdventure Journal, Wild BoundsTelluride Magazine, Telluride Style, The Watch and Shelter. Heather is currently working on a guidebook called “The Best Crested Butte Hikes” for the Colorado Mountain Club. Follow her here, as well as on Twitter: @heather_sackett and Instagram: @h_sackett.