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Liz Dengler

Liz Dengler is a map nerd, writer and adventure-seeker who spends her working hours as a trail content editor for REI’s Adventure Projects where she seeks to improve outdoor experiences for others. As a longtime collector of hobbies, Liz is always finding ways to fill the hours. Though current passions take her into the skies on a paraglider, her enduring love of mountain biking and hiking always bring her back to earth. In the few hours between work, adventures and sleep, Liz is a science writer, studies the weather and eats more chocolate-chip cookies than any one person should. REI member since 2013.

Stories by Liz Dengler...
Best Hikes in Montana

Best Hikes in Montana

Montana’s web of rivers, lakes, mountains and meadows means you could throw a dart at the state map and end up with a bucket-list adventure. And with more than ...
Best Hikes in Italy

Best Hikes in Italy

Hiking in Italy is a breath of fresh air. Literally. From the crisp, high alpine winds to the warm Tuscan coastal breezes, a trip to Italy can leave you refresh...
Top Climbing Areas in Europe

Top Climbing Areas in Europe

Considered the birthplace of climbing, Europe is, without a doubt, one of the best places to visit if you’re looking to get on some rock. With every type of cli...
A biker about to ride down a steep grade, with classic Sedona landscape in the distance.

Sedona Outdoor Activities Guide

One of the most beautiful places in the Southwest, Sedona, Ariz., is nestled among the brilliant red rocks and piñon and juniper forests of the Coconino Nationa...
An overlook of valley cradled by mountains, covered with white, thin clouds.

Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City

Perhaps most famously known for skiing, Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front also boast a plethora of hiking trails. With everything from easy summit hikes on t...
The foreground shows the narrow knife edge of the Devil's Backbone with the mountains landscape behind.

Best Hikes in Los Angeles

Despite its reputation for urban sprawl, greater Los Angeles is actually a hiking hotbed. From on-trail views of iconic landmarks to stunning waterfalls to rugg...
Best Hikes in the White Mountains

Best Hikes in the White Mountains

New Hampshire’s White Mountains, locally known as the Whites, have long been one of the region’s most iconic hiking destinations. Home to White Mountain Nationa...
A hiker treks along a narrow trail in the alpine.

Best Hikes Near Boulder

Boulder, Colorado, is often considered one of the top outdoor recreation hubs of the Front Range. With easy access to city life, restaurants, hiking, biking and...
Crater Lake and the surrounding landscape lie below the summit of Mount Scott.

10 Best Hikes in Oregon

With waterfalls, dense forests, rocky coastlines, rare plants and animals, dormant volcanoes, snow and ice capped peaks and stunning mountain landscapes, it is ...