Heather Eldridge
Editorial Assistant

As an Editorial Assistant at CleverHiker, Heather contributes to all aspects of our content creation, including research, analysis, testing, writing, photography, and more. Heather also leads the CH communications department, answering reader questions and building relationships with innovative outdoor brands.

Originally from Oregon, Heather has been exploring the Pacific Northwest since childhood. Heather is an experienced thru-hiker, having completed both the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. With a degree in Outdoor Education, Heather spent years encouraging youth to embrace outdoor recreation through various leadership positions. She has also worked as a backpacking guide, rock climbing instructor, and portrait photographer.

Heather takes a balanced approach to backpacking and camping, emphasizing comfort while keeping the weight and cost of her gear in check. Her love of photography is evident in the stunning images she captures on her adventures, which she uses to inspire others to explore the beauty of the natural world. When Heather’s not working, you can find her hiking with her dog in the local forests or obsessing over plants in her garden.

Articles by Heather Eldridge

10 Best Headlamps of 2024
A backpacker reading a map in his tent at night using the Black Diamond Spot headlamps

10 Best Headlamps of 2024

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Everyone should own a headlamp. Whether you’re going on a backpacking trip, walking the dog in the evening, or…
10 Best Backpacking & Camping Pillows of 2024
A backpacker relaxing on the shore of an alpine lake surrounded by mountains on an inflatable sleeping pad and the Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow

10 Best Backpacking & Camping Pillows of 2024

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The best sleep systems for backpacking and camping include a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and a pillow that mimic…
20 Tips for Backpacking in the Desert

20 Tips for Backpacking in the Desert

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Hiking in the desert is often seen as drab when compared to majestic alpine meadows. However, we have fallen deeply in love with the vast beauty and intriguing surprises found in these often-overlooked places. We put together this guide to help you plan a safe and enjoyable desert adventure!
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