Author Bio

Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross won the coveted National Magazine Award for her Backpacker magazine essay The Source of All Things in 2009. She later turned the essay into a critically acclaimed memoir of the same name. A former editor at both Skiing and Backpacker magazines, she now freelances full time, penning long, deftly reported feature stories for Outside, Backpacker, Bicycling, 5280 and other publications. She is currently working on a book about a rash of disappearances, deaths, and attacks on young Western trekkers in Nepal. REI member since 1990.

Stories by Tracy Ross...
Osprey Aura 65 AG EX Pack

Gear Review: Osprey Aura AG 65

Hands down, the Osprey Aura AG 65 for women is the most comfortable pack I have ever tried on, bought or tested. I received it during the winter, so I tested...
Take the Holidays Outside

Take the Holidays Outside

My best holiday ever was one during which I didn’t cook a turkey, watch football or celebrate with a single relative. It happened in the early 1990s, when I was...

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