Rockies native Kim Lipker is a writer, mom, and an outdoor enthusiast based in the beautiful town of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are her home, but her heart also belongs to Hawaii, where she has traveled extensively. Her children are sixth-generation natives of Colorado, and they've traveled right along with mom. Everyone made their maiden voyage to Hawaii early—before their first birthdays.
Kim has a fond appreciation for the Colorado sunshine. She feels fortunate to have grown up playing in the Colorado mountains and watching the wheat grow on her grandparents' farms on the Colorado Prairie. She received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her start was in newspapers, but she went freelance, was at the right place at the right time, and now writes outdoors guidebooks.