Avalanche safety educator Kelli Rohrig passes through the gate at the Vail ski area boundary atop Mongolia Bowl heading to East Vail. (Liam Doran, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Colorado avalanche instructor’s survey of backcountry skiers’ preparedness had “shocking” results

Vail’s Kelli Rohrig said her informal study also showed that many people had close calls with slides and some had even been caught in them

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published
SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

Flown into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, a party of travelers has second thoughts

Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its indigenous people -- and chocolate