Heather Balogh Rochfort

Heather Balogh Rochfort


Outdoors, Fitness, Travel


University of Colorado-Boulder, Regis University



Heather Balogh Rochfort gained her writing chops in the outdoor industry, spending her earlier years covering gear and adventure stories about outdoor women for publications like Backpacker magazine.

In 2017 she became a mother and immediately found herself entrenched in the beautiful-yet-demanding world of parenting. Since then, she broadened her scope to include the gear, products, and experiences that go hand-in-hand with motherhood. In addition to product coverage with Backpacker and REI, Heather has also written about fitness and family products for e-commerce websites such as The Inventory and Parents.com. 

Favorite Purchase

Thule Chariot, a fancy bike trailer that converts into a walking stroller, jogging stroller, ski trailer, and bike trailer so we can play outside with our daughter year-round.


Other Works

Heather is a five-time author. Her fifth book, "Hiking with Kids: Northern California," is set to his shelves in Fall 2022. She also wrote "Backpacking 101," "Women Who Hike," "Moms Who Hike," and "Sleeping Bags to S'mores."


Heather holds a B.S in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She also earned her M.Ed with a specialization in Special Education from Regis University.

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