On top of Bald Mountain, Colville National Forest. Photo: Craig Romano.

I am a Spokane-based outdoors and travel writer and photographer. My writing and photography have appeared in numerous publications, including Adventures NW, Around the Pacific Northwest, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living and Montana Outdoors. In addition, I am Eastern Washington Regional Correspondent for Washington Trails magazine. I am currently working on the guidebook Day Hiking Mt. St. Helens (with Craig Romano), to be published by Mountaineers Books.

My photographs have been featured in galleries and solo exhibitions throughout eastern Washington, and four of my prints are part of a permanent exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane. I am also the webmaster for the Washington Native Plant Society.

Prior to embracing outdoors and travel writing full time, I was a science writer and editor for almost a decade, during which time I wrote or edited over one hundred publications for some of the world’s premier genetics journals.

In addition to hiking, I am an avid cyclist and runner and have competed in two Ironman triathlons.

All photos and writing on this website copyright Aaron Theisen unless otherwise noted.

9 responses to “About

  1. Pingback: Versatile Blogger Award | Fresh From My Desk

  2. Fresh from my desk...

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. http://freshfrommydesk.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/versatile-blogger-award/

    Nice blog – great combo of writing & photography. Thanks for sharing your work.

  3. Wow..all of these are wonderful..I’ll have to come back and take a second look…Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Okay, I’m late to this blog- found you researching the Mt. St. Helens Mothers Day Climb. I’ve been up Mt. St. Helens a few times, but since next year marks the 30th anniversary of my mom’s death in a car accident, I was looking for a positive, hopeful way to celebrate it. Your pictures are awesome- who wouldn’t want to celebrate a beloved mother with skiing dudes in miniskirts? And I didn’t realize you did work for WNPS (I’m a Native Plant Steward doing habitat restoration and public outreach), and an East-Sider. You must be loving life right about now! Thanks for all the inspiration- keep up the great work. Monica

    • Hi Monica, thanks for stopping by! I highly recommend the Mother’s Day Climb; I definitely plan on doing it again (though it remains to be seen whether I’ll have the guts to pull off a miniskirt!). I haven’t been updating my site in awhile, but I’m busy with a new book in western Montana and, of course, enjoying the east side. Your comment may be the inspiration to get an update up soon! Thanks again, Aaron

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