Morgan Sjogren ➸ Running Bum

Writing to protect the soul of wild spaces

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Morgan Sjogren is a writer and explorer. Her writing focuses on human-powered adventure, public lands, conservation, history, travel and food.

A passionate public lands and environmental activist, Morgan devotes much of her writing and time to advocate, educate, and inspire others to help protect wild places.

Morgan is the author of three books. The Best Bears Ears National Monument HikesThe Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes, and Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic. You can order Morgan’s books here. 

Her writing and photography have been published by  Adventure Journal, Archaeology Southwest, Arizona Highways, Backpacker Magazine, Gear Junkie, Patagonia – The Cleanest Line, REI Co-Op Journal, Runner’s World, Sidetracked Magazine, The Gulch Magazine, Trail Runner Magazine.


A lifelong competitive runner, Morgan has raced sprints on the track to ultramarathons in the mountains. She has finished among the top-10 in 3 U.S. Trail Running National Championships (2016-2017). Today she prefers using running as a vehicle to explore wild places.

A nomad by nature, her adventures have taken her to far flung landscapes, yet she feels most inspired exploring at home in the southwest.

For her latest, stories, and recipes hitch a ride on her blog.

Keep up with Morgan’s “Running Bum” adventures on Instagram.

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