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Sara Aranda

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Sara is an avid trail runner and climber keen on adventuring for creative and physical input. With roots from both southern California and New Mexico, her freelancing and love for the outdoors keep her on the move with much of her time spent between Colorado's front range and Yosemite National Park. She is a creative writer by trade who loves to volunteer at Film and Climbing Festivals and dreams of becoming a semi-professional athlete. To help pay the bills, she occasionally works as hired lifestyle talent for outdoor brands.

Sara obtained her B.A. in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Poetry, from the University of California, Riverside. Her writing has been published in Alpinist Magazine, The Climbing Zine, The American Poetry Review, Boulder Weekly, among others. She is also an ambassador for the No Man's Land Film Festival, a festival dedicated to un-defining and re-defining women in the outdoors. Prior to freelancing, Sara worked concession jobs in Yosemite National Park for five seasons — all for the joy of running and climbing.

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Best Hiking Shorts for Women of 2022

Best Hiking Shorts for Women of 2022

Planning for an upcoming hike? We reviewed a handful of the year's best hiking shorts with varying inseams to determine the best in functionality, comfort, and style.
Best Umbrella of 2022

Best Umbrella of 2022

When the weather goes sideways, you want an umbrella that won't. In this review, we tested 11 of the industry's leading umbrellas and found out how each one ranks across several metrics...
Best Rain Boots for Women of 2022

Best Rain Boots for Women of 2022

From the showers of spring and summer thunderstorms to the muck of fall and winter, it's always a good time to think about rain boots. For this article, more than a dozen rain boots are...
How to Choose Women's Rain Boots

How to Choose Women's Rain Boots

One of the simplest pleasures is the ease of slipping your feet into a rain boot for the inclement day ahead. Rain boots are an invaluable item, especially if you live off temperate coasts...
Bogs Amanda Plush II Lace
Top Pick

Bogs Amanda Plush II Lace

With less weight and bulk than its predecessor, there are new material features that give this pair a unique appeal. Style and warmth remain as the two biggest strengths...
How to Choose The Right Rain Umbrella

How to Choose The Right Rain Umbrella

After months of testing, we have discovered that there are a few things to consider when deciding on an umbrella that's right for you. First, it's important to consider the general...
G4Free Golf Umbrella
Top Pick

G4Free Golf Umbrella

A fixed-length option with a larger canopy for greater rain protection and the added perk of being able to share the canopy with another person...
How to Choose the Best Hiking Shorts for Women

How to Choose the Best Hiking Shorts for Women

Whether you live in the mountains or in the city, seeking out the perfect hiking short will depend on personal style preferences and agendas. It can be challenging to know what to look...
Prana Alana
Top Pick

Prana Alana

A great option for those seeking both style and function. With high comfort and fair breathability, this pair is technical and...
Danner Logger 917 GTX - Women's

Danner Logger 917 GTX - Women's

This luxury boot showcases the brand's iconic style and is made of quality materials. Comfort, however, is divided with this pair...
Weatherman Collapsible

Weatherman Collapsible

This auto-open umbrella offers wind vents, ample rain protection, and even a small stash pocket in the canopy. It's also got a hint of style, but...
Houdini Wadi - Women's

Houdini Wadi - Women's

A simple, straightforward pair that is light and breathable. The integrated belt system, styling, and overall fit are the biggest drawbacks
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