John Peel has written and edited for the Herald since 1993 as sports editor, news writer, columnist and features editor. Since 1998 he has written a human-interest column. He has 27 years' experience in the newspaper business, with stints at the St. Petersburg Times, Des Moines Register and Tribune, Fort Collins Coloradoan and Laramie Daily Boomerang. John wrote a guidebook on mountain biking in the Durango area and has re-written the popular "Guide to Hiking in Southwestern Colorado," originally penned by Fort Lewis College professor Paul Pixler. Hiking, mountain biking, running, skate skiing, building sheds, spending time with his wife, Judy, and dog, Ellie - these are the activities that keep John busy when he's not at the Herald.

John Peel

Outdoors Editor and Columnist

(970) 375-4586 | johnp@durangoherald.com |

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