Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with a background in geology and a master’s in science journalism. For 11 years, Mary was a frequent contributor and roving correspondent for EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat was the Travels in Geology column. In 2019, she started a series of personal travel accounts for Eos magazine called “Living in Geologic Time” that highlight the past, present, and future of famous landmarks on geologic timescales.
Mary has written over 500 posts on her personal blog Travels with the Blonde Coyote. Her first book Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters and Peaks was published by Timber Press in October 2017 and her second, The World’s Best National Parks in 500 Walks, was published by Thunder Bay Press in February 2022.
In her seventeen years as a road-warrior nomad, Mary has hiked in all 50 states, lived in 10, and is well on her way to standing on 1,000 summits. When she’s not at the keyboard she can usually be found outside — hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
About the blog name: The Blonde Coyote is my trail name, which I use to sign trail logs and summit registers. Like most good trail names, mine was given to me by a fellow hiker after many long, hard miles. The Blonde Coyote also pays tribute to one of my favorite non-human traveling companions: a deaf coyote-cattledog hybrid named Freckles who was a great ally in my desert wanderings around rural New Mexico.
Questions? Comments? Requests? Contact me at email@example.com.