Heather Rolland, born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, divides her time between her handmade silver and gemstone jewelry business called haliagrace handmade, her part-time job as a farm hand, her other part-time job at Catskill Regional Harvest (a retail shop featuring Heather’s jewelry alongside a vast array of local food and craft products), and her efforts to create a self sufficient homesteader lifestyle. A quirky combination of home body and world traveler, she has spent time in India and Nicaragua, driven a pick-up truck across Canada, and traversed western Nepal in a Bedford bus. She is a registered yoga teacher, and has hiked the Catskill 35 in summer, winter, solo and ballgown rounds. She has published her photos from India, and plans to drive on every single road in New York State as a life goal (she’s a decent part of the way there). She makes the western Catskills her home, with her husband, four rescue dogs (2 Belgian Malinois and 2 Dutch Shepherds).
Heather writes YogaPantsHikingBoots (you are here), a blog about all things Catskillian, hikerly, and often self-deprecating, with the occasional restaurant review or recipe thrown in. Please see the “About YPHB” page for more details about this blog.
She is currently working on a memoir chronicling her journey through the Catskill 35 (the first time round, as it was inevitable that there will be multiple rounds), tentatively titled “Yoga Pants Hiking Boots.” Think “Eat Pray Love” takes “A Walk in the Woods.” She is also working on a new short story, and a dog training book.