Heather Balogh Rochfort, a freelance writer in the outdoor industry, is a regular contributor to Backpacker magazine and is the founder of JustAColoradoGal.com, one of the most widely-read websites for outdoor women in Colorado. She is also the author of the book Backpacking 101, a how-to guide for backpacking beginners that was released in May, 2017. She recently appeared on the Weather Channel as their hiking expert and was featured on Frommer's Travel Show as well as the She Explores podcast. She regularly speaks at local schools and on panels to promote conversation regarding women in leadership roles in the outdoor industry. Balogh Rochfort lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, dog, and soon-to-be baby girl who is set to arrive in late 2017.