Bivouac – n. – an improvised, temporary camp often used by mountaineers or soldiers. It can also refer to a specific, streamlined or emergency sleeping sack. Implying a lack of cover under epic circumstances, wild spaces, and heavy survival instinct, a bivy space can also denote the simple and spontaneous pleasure of spending the night on a ledge, trail, or atypical environment.
WHO/WHAT WE ARE:
BivyTales is an online storytelling platform for outdoor enthusiasts and a supporter of diverse voices, up-and-coming writers, the environment, and hot beverages in the morning.
I truly hope to give voice to those who find passion in storytelling, particularly those who may find themselves new or underrepresented in the industry. The long-term goal is to turn BivyTales into a full-fledged media brand, exploring film, podcasts, and music in addition to writing.
BivyTales aims to genuinely share the stories from everyday outdoor people. Athletes and enthusiasts alike, we all have stories we tell over a campfire or up on the ledge or down in the river, to friends, strangers, and patient lovers. As advocates for the wild, we are the ones to hear the rocks fall, taste the waters from the bosom of the mountain herself, and know the wildness that stares at you from the eyes of a deer—to then feel it in ourselves, staring back.
What stories and thoughts are shared by fire or star light, in passing at the crag, creekside, or left rolling inside your head? If you’re inclined to share, head over to the Submission page for more information.
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso
The Bivy Team
Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Writer
Sara has a B.A. in Creative Writing and is a freelance writer and avid trail runner, climber, and gear tester. Her work has appeared in The Climbing Zine, The American Poetry Review, and online at Alpinist.com, Dirtbagdreams.com, and MisadventuresMag.com. Read content from her under “Hey Sara” in the menu, on her original blog heysarawrr.blogspot.com, or view her portfolio. You can also follow along on Instagram, @HeySarawrr. Sara currently lives on the Front Range of Colorado.
Sidekick, Editor/Muse for Dither Me This
Emma is a Colorado-based lover, yoga teacher, and journalist. Her work has appeared in Rock & Ice Magazine, College Outside, Boulder Weekly, OutThere Colorado, and Misadventures Magazine. You can see what she is up to on her Instagram @emmaathenamurray or at emmaathenamurray.com
Outreach/Muse for Dither Me This
Birch is currently a freelance writer/recreator living in her 2000 Toyota Tacoma who wants to do everything in the world, now. She enjoys rocks, apples, the click of a carabiner closing, cooking, and poetry. She believes in social justice, conservation, the power of the human connection, and serendipity. She also spends a lot of time thinking about the way that people relate to their environment and is a terrible singer.
Email – bivytales[at]gmail.com
Instagram – @BivyTales
Facebook – BivyTales
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This website was born March 9th, 2016 and efforts to officially launch BivyTales as a media presence were made April, 2017.