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 Magazine, Adventure Journal, Wild Bounds, Telluride 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.