Dr. Kate Agathon is a freelance writer and Colorado weekend warrior who spends her time peak bagging 14ers, mountain biking, road biking, camping, and skiing. She and Utah, her blue heeler adventure dog, live in Denver, Colorado.
A passionate cycling advocate, she serves as a member of Mayor Hancock's Bicycle Advisory Committee for the City of Denver.
Scott Yorko is a writer, editor, and gear tester who's lived all over the map and stays on the move with his adventure dog, Lilly. Their latest stop: Boulder, Colorado.
Mike Summers is an avid hiker, cyclist, climber, and outdoor enthusiast. While exploring America’s best outdoor spaces, Mike has developed an intimate relationship with his gear systems, allowing him to stay safe and comfortable in an otherwise forbidding environment. When he’s not exploring, you can find him sharing insights and chronicling his journeys at improbablebutpossible.com.
Leigh started skiing at 8 and converted to snowboarding soon thereafter. His first board was an original 1985 Sims Kidwell Roundtail, which he still rides on powder days. He has written articles for numerous magazines and recently published a novel. He lives and works in Denver and hits the hills on weekends with his family.
My husband and I have been avid skate and classic cross country skiers since 2000. A couple years ago, we became certified instructors and started teaching for The Mountaineers club in Seattle.
Aaron H. Bible is an adventure travel writer, documentary photographer, and gear abuser.
Yitka Winn is a freelance writer and lifelong snowboarder based in Telluride, Colorado. She tests snowboard boots for the Gear Institute.
Adam Stepanovic has become an expert on running packs from not wanting to wear them at all during his numerous 100-milers and FKT attempts on the country’s most famous long distance trails.
Dave Thibodeau is a veteran world traveler who tests travel apparel for the Gear Institute.
A competitive road cyclist in his younger years and lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Jacob discovered his love for long distance trail running as an adult. He lives in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe. Follow him at Google+.
Christopher Cogley is a freelance writer who spends as much time as possible biking, hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoor playground of Western Colorado where he lives with his wife and two boys.
Brett Prettyman has been an outdoor writer at the Salt Lake Tribune since 1990 and also freelances for a number of outdoor-related publications. He tests fly fishing boots and waders for the Gear Institute.