Heather Kelly 

Constant explorer: “I have a commitment to myself to do some sort of adventure—pack rafting, hiking or hunting— once a month.”

Local yields: Returned from a Whittier hunting trip with deer, halibut, shrimp, rockfish and blueberries. “It was the ultimate hunter-gatherer weekend.”

Backcountry gourmet: Started Heather’s Choice® line of dehydrated meals and snacks so fellow adventurers could eat just as well in the backcountry as they eat at home.

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