Morgan Sjogren (“SHOW gren”) is a writer, adventurer, and former elite track athlete turned avid trail runner. Morgan’s writing focuses on human-powered adventure, public lands, conservation, history, travel and food.
Find her stories and photography published by REI, Runner’s World, Trail Runner, Patagonia, Archaeology Southwest, Sidetracked, Gear Junkie, Snowsports Industries America (SIA), The Gulch, Adventure Journal, and Backpacker Magazine.
Sjogren is the author of three books. The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes, the first guidebook devoted to the National Monument. Her forthcoming guidebook, The Best Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Hikes releases this year. Both are focused on educating the public to visit their lands with a conservation mindset.
Outlandish is a sun-soaked starter manual to fueling your own epic. Through her riveting personal stories, flavorful recipes, and the book’s gotta-go-there photographs, Sjogren shares her advice and lessons learned from years exploring the desert Southwest while living out of her canary-yellow Jeep Wrangler. Outlandish is a gorgeous guide to a more adventurous life.
A lifelong competitive runner, Morgan has raced sprints on the track to ultramarathons in the mountains, yet she prefers using running as a vehicle to explore wild places.
Morgan is a nomad and considers the Colorado Plateau her territory. Whether by Jeep or on foot, she is always on the move chasing stories and adventure.
You can keep up with her “Running Bum” adventures on Instagram.