Lauren Tierney

Lauren Tierney is a Senior Graphics Reporter at The Washington Post, focusing on mapping, weather and natural disaster coverage. Before joining the Post in 2017, she was a Graphics Editor at National Geographic Magazine, and has a masters degree in geography from the University of Oregon. She is a cartographer who enjoys telling stories with maps and specializes in mapping environment, climate, wildlife, and adventure topics.

Jan. 30, 2024


There is no better way to turn a good hike into a bad hike than taking a wrong turn and hiking miles out of your way. Especially if that means you climbed an extra mountain or two. Today, we are exploring the history of blaz…