Author Bio

Stacey Cook

Stacey Cook

Stacey Cook is an REI staff writer. A Michigan native, she received her MFA in writing from Columbia University and a Fulbright to the Philippines, where she stayed for three years. Back in the Northwest, she lives in Tacoma with her family and two dogs, and can be found hiking or kayaking on her best days.

Stories by Stacey Cook...
Camping in the Rain

Tips for Camping in the Rain

Rain happens. But there’s no need to let it ruin your camping experience. Here are some tips for camping in the rain to help you stay happy and dry when the liq...
Arizona Trail

One to One with Mother Earth

Driving along Highway 191 to Chinle, Arizona, a small town in the Navajo Nation, feels like visiting another planet. Red rock formations rise out of the red dir...
Appalachian Trail

Loving the Wilderness to Death

Only when his kayak flipped in the rapids did Jeff Marion—then a teenaged Eagle Scout—realize that wearing boots had been a bad idea. The spray skirt came off b...

Bringing Kyle to Katahdin

Rob McCann and Jared Dinsmore are sitting by a smoldering fire outside a hunting cabin in rural Maine. The air is cold, and the fire pit is framed by ferns and ...