Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos is a freelance travel and outdoor writer based in Boulder, Colorado. On weekends, you'll find her smuggling insulated bottles full of ice cream onto backpacking trips, and on weeknights, you'll often find her unplugging for spontaneous mid-week camping trips. Cloos is also co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia, which trains people how to edit Wikipedia pages to create entries for women leaders of the outdoor industry. 

Sliding Cloud in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

4 Places to Shoot in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

It’s hard to understand this park's scale. But don’t be daunted—we asked professional photographer Andre Costantini where to approach the dunes for the best photos.

Autumn Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park

4 Tips for Getting the Best Photos at Rocky Mountain National Park

We asked professional photographer André Costantini how to make the most of your time when it’s hard to predict what you might find.

Hikers discover antlers

Leave No Trace in Colorado National Parks

Even if you live by the phrase “take only photos; leave only footprints” when you’re outdoors, it still might seem counterintuitive to pack out food scraps and toilet paper.