Lisa Maloney

  • A freelance writer and editor, Maloney is also avid hiker with nearly two decades of experience on the trails of Alaska and elsewhere
  • Contributes articles to the outdoors section of Alaska's largest newspaper, the Alaska Dispatch News, and to magazines like Via, Backpacker, Natural Home and Gardens, The Writer, Last Frontier, AlaskaBreathe, and Coast
  • Is the author of the books "Moon Alaska," "50 Hikes Around Anchorage," and the forthcoming “Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska,” and is a co-author of “Alaska Adventures: a guide to exploring the Alaska wilderness,”  


Lisa Maloney is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about hiking and hiking-related topics for three years. She can usually be found scrambling her way up the peaks of the Chugach Range, which ring her adopted hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. As an avid hiker, she has taken formal workshops in wilderness survival, bear safety, and avalanche hazard evaluation, but considers her time on the trail to be the most effective learning tool of all. As a freelance writer and editor, she regularly contributes articles to publications that include ViaBackpackerNatural Home and GardensThe Writer, Last FrontierAlaskaBreathe, and Coast. She is also a member of the Alaska Press Club, Editorial Freelancers Association, and Outdoor Writers Association of America.




Awards and Publications

  • “Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska," forthcoming
  • "Moon Alaska” (2017)
  •  “Alaska Adventures: a guide to exploring the Alaska wilderness,” co-author (Horizon Guides, 2017)
  • “50 Hikes Around Anchorage” (Countryman Press, 2010)

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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