Spontaneous sunrise hike in Grand Teton National Park while visiting Jackson Hole, Wyo.  Photo: Nick Cote

Spontaneous sunrise hike in Grand Teton National Park while visiting Jackson Hole, Wyo.  Photo: Nick Cote

Me, on the right, testing gear on BACKPACKER's Editor's Choice trip to Colombia. This spread was in the Spring 2017 Gear Guide. Photo: WhereNext

Me, on the right, testing gear on BACKPACKER's Editor's Choice trip to Colombia. This spread was in the Spring 2017 Gear Guide. Photo: WhereNext

Boulder, Colorado-based freelance writer

I'm Kassondra Cloos. I'm the Associate Editor of SNEWS and Outdoor Retailer Daily, a freelance writer, and a co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia. You'll find my work in places like Backpacker, The New York Times, 5280, Travel Channel, HGTV, Adventure Projects, the Earnest Blog, and Elevation Outdoors, among other outlets. 

I am constantly adventuring around the Southwest, and I stay in hostels whenever possible. On weekends, you'll find me smuggling insulated bottles full of ice cream onto backpacking trips, and on weeknights, you'll often find me unplugging for spontaneous mid-week camping trips.

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