Nathan Pipenberg


Boise, Idaho

Nathan Pipenberg


Travel and environment


Penn State University


  • Writer and editor with work featured in Backpacker Magazine, REI, the Huffington Post, and Mountain Flyer Magazine
  • Wildland firefighter, forestry technician, and wilderness ranger with the U.S. Forest Service for five years
  • Backcountry and wilderness travel expert


Nathan Pipenberg is a writer and editor focused on environmental issues and adventure travel. His work has been featured in publications such as Backpacker and REI. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for five years, and has traveled across the country as a wildland firefighter, trail builder, wilderness advocate, and journalist.


Nathan received a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism from Penn State University.

A Message from Nathan Pipenberg

Conservation begins with education, and I believe that being informed on environmental issues can motivate us to protect the wild places we love.

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