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Sipsey Wilderness

The SIpsey on the Bankhead National Forest in northwest Alabama is a land of superlatives: it is the oldest, largest, and most popular of the state’s three designated wilderness areas. Also known as the ‘Land of 1,000 Waterfalls,’ this beautiful site is home to an incredible variety of flora & fauna, and offers an outstanding array of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Spur Cross Ranch is the newest and only designated conservation area in the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation system. Despite its small size, the variety of habitat is host to a myriad wildlife, with expansive recreation opportunities that will make you forget this unit is only 2,154 acres!

Conejos Peak Ranger District

Comprising more than a third of a million acres, including some of the wildest and most remote areas of the state, the Conejos Peak District of the Rio Grande National Forest in south-central Colorado offers amazing recreation opportunities for everyone, no matter what time of year!

Cole Canyon Natural Park

By far the largest park in the City of Murrieta, the rustic 165-acre Cole Canyon Natural Park offers wide open space, access to Murrieta Creek, and trails with fantastic views of the Temecula Valley.

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

The Phoenix Sonoran Preserve is not your typical city park. Comprising more than 9,600 acres, this desert gem and its 36+ miles of trail offers the sense of being completely away from it all!

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

The only water-based park administered by Maricopa County is also its most popular – at Lake Pleasant Regional Park northwest of Phoenix, you can fish, water ski, even scuba dive in addition to hiking, camping, and stargazing in the park’s almost 25,000 acres!

Support Public Lands Founder to ‘Thru-Hike’ Redlands, California

Michelle ‘SuperClassy’ Markel plans to walk 56+ miles in three days to benefit Redlands Conservancy and Support Public Lands.

What’s Better than Black Friday? #BuyNothingDay

If you’re going to #OptOutside on Friday, why not go all in and commit to #BuyNothingDay

meet the people of our public lands!

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

See what Save Our Sonoran Preserve is doing to protect the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from urban sprawl, and learn how you can help!

Redlands Conservancy

Redlands Conservancy

Learn about the conservation and land trust activities of Redlands Conservancy in Southern California!

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

Meet Melanie, an avid photographer who loves capturing the natural beauty of Arizona!

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

See what Save Our Sonoran Preserve is doing to protect the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from urban sprawl, and learn how you can help!

Redlands Conservancy

Redlands Conservancy

Learn about the conservation and land trust activities of Redlands Conservancy in Southern California!

press & collabs

Hiking Trails for America: Video Interview (May 2017)

May 2017 Video interview for Hiking Trails for America

Redlands Community News: Redlands thru-hiker comes full circle around Emerald Necklace (February 2021)

Redlands Community News covering SPL Founder’s fundraising thru-hike of the city.

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (February 2017)

February 2017 interview with Erin & Tobin Brinker on their KCAA morning radio show.

TEDxSkyforest (August 2019)

‘Opening the Heart at Three Miles per Hour’

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (May 2017)

May 2017 interview with Erin & Tobin Brinker on their KCAA morning radio show.

Social Sport Podcast: Episode 7 (May 2020)

Interview with Emma Zimmerman about the realities of van life and long-distance hiking.

Blue Ridge Outdoors: Alternate A.T. (March 2019)

Promoting the Pinhoti in a March 2019 Blue Ridge Outdoors article.

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (January 2021)

January 2021 interview with Erin Brinker of the KCAA morning radio show ‘On the Brink’.

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