Talie Morrison was a wilderness guide from 1993 to 2007. She was owner and guide at Alpine Meadows in Colorado from 1999 to 2007. She was also a longtime member of Crested Butte Search and Rescue and a volunteer for Mountain Safety at Crested Butte Ski Resort. She lives in Crested Butte, Colorado. She is mother to two sons and has five grandchildren. Now in her seventies, Morrison continues to embark on hikes and backpacking trips.