Allison Snyder

In 2016, Allison traded Prada heels, a Manhattan high-rise, and a decade-long pursuit of law firm partnership for running shoes, a used car, and an adventure in the American West. During her travels, she fell in love with Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, where she now writes, runs and explores. Follow her on Instagram (@liveuntethered) or at

Thank You, Trail Strangers

I smacked the snooze on my phone and tugged my sleeping bag over my head. When the snooze sung a second time, I crept from

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

Outside, darkness blanketed my car. Inside, my legs stretched over a crumb-dusted eggplant mattress while my back rested on a bag stuffed with outerwear. Relics