Bugaboo Spire NE Ridge Climb

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

-Helen Keller

Mountain Lovely is all about the adventure and living an authentic outdoor lifestyle. Mountain Lovely follows the adventures and outdoor pursuits of Kristan Bauer. With a passion for the outdoors, Kristan hopes to inspire and educate other women (and adventurers alike) to get outdoors.

If the Mountain Lovely blog inspires even one person to get outdoors more often, we’ll consider that a success.

Kristan Bauer

About Kristan Bauer

Kristan BauerKristan Bauer is an outdoors gal who loves to spend her time skiing, climbing and backpacking as much as possible (anything to get herself in the mountains!). Kristan often describes herself as an enthusiastic outdoorswoman who is “learning to be more extreme.”

Kristan hasn’t always been into outdoor sports… She turned to outdoor recreation after sustaining an injury during an Ironman triathlon. Since then, Kristan has backpacked the John Muir Trail, ice climbed in the North Cascades and skied throughout the Pacific Northwest. Kristan learned how to climb with her husband (who is the ultimate boss in the mountains) and went straight from gym to alpine climbing. She started skiing in her 20s and is now AIARE 1 avalanche certified and experienced in alpine touring. Living with her husband in their VW camper van is one of her favorite pastimes.

Kristan doesn’t claim to be an expert on all things outdoors, but has spent countless nights under the stars and in the backcountry. She hopes to share her experiences and knowledge to inspire others to get outside through her journey of becoming an “outdoorswoman.”

By day, Kristan provides search engine optimization (SEO) consulting with her company CONIFR based in Bend, Oregon.

Kristan continues #learningtoextreme one adventure at a time.



If you’re looking to partner with Mountain Lovely, please contact us at kristan (at) mountainlovely (dot) com.

We’re selectively open to guest blogging and brand partnerships – we’re looking for the right fit and authenticity for our readers.

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How do you spend so much time traveling?

It’s all about priorities and time management. My husband and I both have busy careers, but make the most with our free time. We’re known to head out late on a Friday night, sleep in our car at a trailhead and pull into our garage at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night. We also try to travel on the cheap, camping and backpacking as much as possible to help extend the travel budget.

What does your consulting look like?

I do private SEO consulting with companies ranging from local, small businesses to large, enterprise sites. Please contact me for more information at CONIFR if you’re interested in my services. I also provide SEO training for small businesses, bloggers and more at my personal site KristanBauer.com.


Mountain Lovely is a personal blog written and edited by Kristan Bauer. Please do your own research and make your own educated decisions before pursuing any outdoor adventures. Information consumed or read on this blog is taken at your own risk and Mountain Lovely shall not be held liable.

Unless otherwise stated, I retain all legal copyright over all material on this blog, including content and images. Please do not republish anything without my explicit written consent.

Some links on Mountain Lovely may be a part of an affiliate program, meaning I get a very small percentage of compensation for product purchases (within a set cookie duration). Please note that any products or gear reviews (even if sponsored or partnership posts) will provide my genuine, honest opinion.