About Monica

A freelance writer and outdoors adventurer, Monica Prelle lives at 8,000 feet in California’s Eastern Sierra. Monica regularly writes features about Mammoth Lakes travel, adventure and outdoor recreation, as well as running, wine, and fitness.

Monica’s writing and photography has been published in local and national publications including Alaska Airlines Magazine, Afar Travel Guides, Backpacker, Backcountry Magazine, Bespoke, Climbing, Competitor, Mammoth Magazine, Mountain Magazine, and Outside Online among others. A selection of writing clips can be found here.

In addition to freelance writing, Monica is the camping editor and writer for About.com, and she is the lead travel and recreation writer for the Mammoth Lakes Insider Blog. Monica is a copy writer and has worked on various projects including trail guides, tourism websites, business writing, and general web copy writing.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in journalism from Harvard University. She also has an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and Avalanche One Certification.

Most days Monica can be found snowboarding or running with her dog. Connect with Monica on Twitter and Instagram, or to discuss potential projects and assignments please visit the contact me page.


Silver Prize for Travel Articles in Print: Personality & Profile 2015, North American Travel Journalist Association

Bodie McDowell Scholar 2014, Outdoor Writers Association of America

Editor’s Choice Fellowship 2014 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood in Napa Valley.

Best Outdoors Website 2013, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

Best Conference Related Work 2013, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

Best Series of Photographs 2012, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

Best Feature Photo 2012, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

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