Shenandoah Valley

Carrie atop the Pinnacles of Shenandoah National Park.

Grand Canyon

The Colorado River as seen from the South Rim.

Mount Rainer

Tahoma reflected in Mirror Lake.

Max Patch, N.C.

Sunset along the Appalachian Trail.

Going to the Sun Road.

Glacier National Park, Mont.

Grenoble, France

The banks of L’Isere

Yellow Mounds

Badlands National Park, S.D.

Cranberry Wilderness, W.Va.

West Virginia’s Highland Scenic Highway

Toronto, Ontario

Sunset on Lake Ontario

About Carrie's Work

Carrie “Mudfoot” Stambaugh is an Ashland, Ky. based storyteller. A freelance journalist and outdoor enthusiast, Carrie uses her professional training in a variety of media to capture and tell captivating stories. LEARN MORE ABOUT CARRIE

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Experienced in a broad range of professional writing


Mudfoot's Meanderings
Highlighting Carrie’s adventures and offers travel tips to readers.

News Reporting

Political and environmental
Investigative journalism and analytical reporting.


Versatile experience
Magazine, newspaper, online, landscape, travel and features

Other works

Business and non-profit
Providing a variety of specialized services in many lines of work.

Recent work


The Magic of the Smoky Mountains

Four years ago, somewhere in Virginia along the Appalachian Trail, I became Mudfoot, my trail name and traveling alter ego. But my wanderlust and habit of...

A heron to guide us

The Independent |September 19, 2013 There is always a heron to guide us when we paddle the waters of Lake Vesuvius. As we begin to guide our canoe from the...

AK Steel to pay $1.65M civil penalty to settle air pollution allegations

The Independent | Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:05 am AK Steel Corp. will pay a $1.65 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of air...

McConnell: Shift cleanup to state

The Independent | Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:02 am ASHLAND U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is asking the federal Environmental Protection...

Dispatches From France

My French adventure begins The Independent | Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:33 am ASHLAND Bonjour! By the time some of you read this, I’ll be on my way...

Mudfoot's Meanderings