Melynda Harrison is a writer, naturalist, social media dork, wife, mom, cross-country ski enthusiast, hiker, reader, knitter, jungle gym, napkin, Malamute lover, kid hauler, and head over heels about being outside with her family (or alone!). Melynda writes for local and regional publications, newspapers, and websites including High Country News, Backpacker Magazine, Big Sky Journal, Montana Quarterly, Women’s Adventure, as well as contributing regularly to Montana Parent, Outside Bozeman, Great Falls Tribune, Carve, and Snowshoe Magazine. Her company YellowstoneTrips.com, is the premier travel company specializing in vacation coaching and itinerary building for travel in and around Yellowstone National Park. Melynda is the social media manager for Polar Bears International, and author of Ski Trails of Southwest Montana. She lives in Livingston with her two kids, husband, obese cat, and three chickens. To read more about Melynda’s adventures visit her blog, travelingmel.com.