Poet, wilderness ranger, artist, and wanderer, Heidi Blankenship is a native of Utah but currently resides among the creosote and saguaro in Southeast Arizona. She is the author of Memorizing Shadows: Inspiration from the Arizona Trail (Shanti Arts Publishing 2017), a compilation of poetry and artwork from her Arizona Trail thru-hike. Her second book, Stone Wishes On the Colorado Plateau, a collaboration with photographer Michael Salamacha, will be released in the winter of 2019.

Find her website at heidibug.com.