Ariella Nardizzi

Ariella Nardizzi is an adventure journalist based in Colorado. She's had a myriad of opportunities to live and play in stunning destinations around the globe, ranging from the jagged peaks of Glacier National Park to the remote hills of Albania and beyond. Most notably, she's climbed Mount Rainier, hiked a Rim-To-Rim of the Grand Canyon, and is hooked on trail living after thru-hiking the John Muir Trail.A rock climber, backpacker, thru-hiker, mountaineer, and journalist with an unfettered curiosity for new experiences and unique cultures, she's turned to creative storytelling as an outlet for adventure. She is always in search of Type II fun, deserves an award for her campfire-cooked quesadillas, and has an ever-growing collection of plants.Ariella writes for various platforms, including The Trek, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, Exit 205 Magazine, and more. She has big plans to thru-hike as many long trails as possible in her lifetime.

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61-Year-Old Hiker Found Dead After Missing on Pacific Crest Trail

61-Year-Old Hiker Found Dead After Missing on Pacific Crest Trail

A 61-year-old man who went missing on the Pacific Crest Trail near Fuller Ridge Trailhead last weekend was found dead in a ravine on Wednesday,

Jul 15, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Shelly Fire Prompts Closures Along Pacific Crest Trail

Shelly Fire Prompts Closures Along Pacific Crest Trail

The Shelly Fire, currently raging in Klamath National Forest, has grown to an alarming 8,285 acres with zero containment as of July 10. This

Jul 10, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Search Underway for Missing PCT Hiker Amidst California Heat Wave

Search Underway for Missing PCT Hiker Amidst California Heat Wave

UPDATED 7/11, 2 p.m. MT: The Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation reported that the family of Mr. Kim confirmed he was found deceased yesterday. No official

Jul 9, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Injured Hiker Rescued on Appalachian Trail’s Kinsman Ridge

Injured Hiker Rescued on Appalachian Trail’s Kinsman Ridge

On June 29, conservation officers and search and rescue volunteers battled incessant rain in an overnight evacuation of an injured hiker from Kinsman

Jul 4, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
490 Miles in Under 7 Days: Kyle Curtin Sets New Colorado Trail Supported FKT

490 Miles in Under 7 Days: Kyle Curtin Sets New Colorado Trail Supported FKT

On June 30 just before midnight, Kyle Curtin set a new supported speed record on the Colorado Trail (CT), completing the east-to-west

Jul 3, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Apple Maps Takes On AllTrails: New Hiking Features in iOS 18

Apple Maps Takes On AllTrails: New Hiking Features in iOS 18

Apple has announced a significant update to Apple Maps as part of the upcoming iOS 18 release, slated for later this year, in an effort to appeal to

Jul 3, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
PCT Hiker Missing for Over 2 Months, Authorities Begin Search

PCT Hiker Missing for Over 2 Months, Authorities Begin Search

Authorities are seeking information from the PCT community about a missing thru-hiker, identified as Robert Budinski, who was last seen on April 15

Jul 1, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
6 Best Day Hikes Within 2 Hours of Denver

6 Best Day Hikes Within 2 Hours of Denver

Home to 800 miles of the Continental Divide Trail and all 486 miles of the Colorado Trail, the Centennial State is an outdoors haven, a mecca of

Jul 1, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
New App Offers Real-Time PCT Closure Updates

New App Offers Real-Time PCT Closure Updates

In a significant development for PCT thru-hikers, the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has launched a free smartphone app and website designed

Jun 27, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Thru-Hikers’ Least Favorite Sections of the Appalachian Trail

Thru-Hikers’ Least Favorite Sections of the Appalachian Trail

Every stretch of the AT has its own unique charm … but thru-hikers definitely consider some sections more charming than others. Our 2023 survey of

Jun 26, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi