Born near the Pacific Ocean and raised on the banks of Wyoming’s Snake River, Bridget Crocker is an adventure guide, outdoor travel writer and mother. She has led remote river expeditions and guided first descents down many of the world’s greatest river canyons in far-flung regions of Zambia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, India and the Western United States.
As a young girl, Bridget developed a relationship with water and nature that is at the heart of her writing. She is a contributing author to Lonely Planet guidebooks and the outdoor clothing company, Patagonia, and her work has been featured in magazines including National Geographic Adventure, Trail Runner, Paddler and Outside. Bridget’s story, “The Labyrinth” about whitewater paddling on Costa Rica’s Class V Upper Naranjo River was recently included in Travelers’ Tales The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011.
Bridget’s travel background combined with formal studies in Anthropology and Native American Studies have shaped her ability to integrate the natural and cultural spirit of varying landscapes into her writing; she also holds a degree in English Literature from Montana State University and is an alum of Book Passage Travel Writing and Photography Conference.
Bridget lives on the edge of the continent in Southern California with her husband and two daughters, and writes about her family adventures on her blog, The Adventures of Little Mama.