At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

The Dyrt could not be more proud to have a female co-founder and adventure badass at our helm.

Sarah Smith co-founded The Dyrt several years ago and has been fundamental to its growth.

From starting The Dyrt as a fledgling idea several years ago to our first beta test to our web app launch in June 2016 — and now, as the fastest-growing web app for camping, to our mobile app, coming to Android and iOS in a matter of days.

Sarah Smith at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

The Dyrt has come a long way, but we are still just getting started. And we owe our past successes in large part to Sarah, as well as the future successes she has set us up for.





Here’s to you, Sarah.

We appreciate you daily, and are excited to be by your side and around your campfire for all that is to come.

More on Sarah:

Sarah is The Dyrt’s Co-founder. Growing up hiking, canoeing, and camping in the north woods of Minnesota, The Dyrt is a natural extension of her life experiences. She has traveled to over 40 countries and trekked in Nepal, biked the United Kingdom, and climbed Mt Fuji. An avid camper, Sarah now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Kevin (the other Co-founder of The Dyrt), and the original #DyrtDog, Brandy.

The Dyrt’s co-founders Sarah Smith and Kevin Long, and their dog Brandy.

Check out her latest review on The Dyrt at Peninsula (Olallie Lake) Campground camping in Mt. Hood National Forest here.

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  • Ryan Fliss

    Ryan Fliss

    Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and—to him—it feels strange.