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Matt Samelson

As one of Via's two original interns, Matt Samelson wrote for the magazine about the trails and fern forests of Mendocino Nordic ski trails in the West and, most recently, Western hot springs. He went on to become the managing editor at Couloir in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He has since traded his winter gear for a surfboard and currently resides in Dominical, Costa Rica. Matt reported on the history and tours of Biosphere 2 in David Sharp's feature on Tucson, Ariz.

From the writer

  • Nordic Getaways

    Get off the beaten ski tracks and explore Nordic resorts in California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah.

  • Parks in Mendocino

    Three nearby parks offer beachcombing, wildlife, and the chance to hike through a twisted pygmy forest.