The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.

- John Muir

Kela Fetters


Kela Fetters

Kela Fetters won the childhood geographic lottery and grew up romping around in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Her gratitude for the wild places in which she runs, skis, and mountain bikes parlayed itself into studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she will graduate in May of 2019. She currently juggles college classes, genetic lab work, journalism for TOJ, a composting advocacy group, and membership on the freeskiing and backcountry ski clubs. After graduation, she plans to bikepack Chile and amuse/confuse as many Chileans as possible with her mediocre Spanish.

Latest articles

“Ruta de los Parques” Positions Chile as a Global Leader in Sustainable Tourism

The ex-Chilean president Michelle Bachelet’s announcement of an unprecedented national conservation accord in March of 2018 marked a departure from several decades of assiduous federal promotion of extractive industry in favor of tourism.

“Today, I’m Thankful For…” the Privilege to Suffer

As adventure athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, we are intimately familiar with pain.

Crag Caucus: Veterans and Politicians Rock Climb Together with American Alpine Club

Since its creation in 1902, climbing advocacy non-profit the American Alpine Club (AAC) has championed protection for the public lands that serve as unrivaled outdoor venues for climbers and other recreators.

The 2018 midterms: Colorado Voting Blue, Thinking Green

As of late Wednesday afternoon, Democrats secured a majority in the state Senate and increased their hold over the state House.

Winter Warfare in the Colorado Rockies

The ski industry’s 2018 pre-season media reel dramatizes the battle royal between Alterra Mountain Company and Vail Resorts in their quest to become Colorado’s undisputed “king-of-the-ski-hill”.

Know your Roots: Boulder’s Local Food Movement

Animals run the show at The Golden Hoof, a small dairy goat farm just ten minutes from Boulder’s bustling center.

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