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 12 years now. With her adventure black Lab, Moo Mutt, she spends her summers running up the San Juan Mountains and winters snowboarding down them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 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. She also spent a summer working for Telluride’s legendary and funky, non-commercial, non-underwritten KOTO Community Radio News. After a decade as an ink-stained wretch, she is now a Colorado-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Trail Runner Magazine,  UltraRunning MagazineAdventure Journal, Wild BoundsTelluride Magazine, Telluride Style, The Watch and Shelter.

Heather is also the author of Colorado Mountain Club guidebook “The Best Crested Butte Hikes”.

Heather recently relocated to Boulder to pursue a masters degree in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado.

Follow her here, as well as on Twitter: @heather_sackett and Instagram: @h_sackett.