freelance writer, photographer and guide
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." —Albert Einstein
I grew up in the great expanses of the western states where the deserts loom horizontally, the mountains bulk vertically, and the waterways are precious. Combining my love of the natural world and outdoor recreation with the desire to express it in writing, I horded the nature writing classes at Utah State University where I received my Bachelors degree in English/Writing in 1995.
In an effort to see more of the world I embarked on a tour of 16 European countries, and later spent six weeks traveling through Mexico in a travel trailer watching the full moon from the jungle, the sting ray’s struggle on the white-sand beach, and the people, big and small, living lives foreign to me.
After a lifetime of skiing the “Greatest Snow on Earth," I deviated from the ski resorts and strapped on telemark skis and backcountry gear to increase the challenge and to experience pieces of winter I hadn’t yet met. College brought rock climbing, which led to ice climbing and canyoneering. Kayak touring, biking, camping, and snowshoeing filled any open adventure slot, and being a mother of two sons while putting it all down on paper rounds out the picture. There is so much to explore!
Lori currently resides in Bountiful, Utah and is always looking for a new adventure.