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Tres Rios Wetlands

Arizona has wetlands? Yes! The almost 700 acre Tres Rios wetlands sits at the southwest edge of Phoenix, and offers the opportunity to observe hundreds of species of birds, year round!

Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area

Just outside of Kingman, the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area offers more than 40 miles of multi-use trails on 11,300 acres.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

A short drive to east of Fremont brings you to the almost 7,000 acre Sunol Regional Wilderness, which offers amazing bird-watching opportunities, access to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, amazing views of the Bay Area, and a fantastic backcountry experience less than an hour away from the sprawling East Bay metropolitan area.

Red Rock – Secret Mountain Wilderness

Stunning natural red rock arches, pinnacles, and deep sandstone canyons characterize this easily-accessible designated wilderness right outside Sedona, Arizona.

Rio Grande National Forest: 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!

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Estrella Mountain Regional Park, in the southwest corner of the Phoenix metropolitan area, offers an amazing variety of activities. You can go on a guided horseback adventure, play a round of golf, fish the Gila River, escape into the backcountry, and more in the park’s almost 20,000 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!

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

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

Nichelle McHone

Nichelle McHone

Meet Nichelle, who when not teaching yoga and pilates in Phoenix, enjoys the natural wonders of Arizona… and the occasional trip to California for some beach time!

Wild Alabama

Wild Alabama

Learn about the advocacy and activities of Wild South on Alabama’s National Forests!

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

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

Nichelle McHone

Nichelle McHone

Meet Nichelle, who when not teaching yoga and pilates in Phoenix, enjoys the natural wonders of Arizona… and the occasional trip to California for some beach time!

press & collabs

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

July 2018 interview with Erin Brinker of the KCAA morning radio show ‘On the Brink’.

REI Co-op Journal: How to Get Through the Thru-Hiking Off-Season (January 2020)

Tips and advice for re-entry after your thru-hike.

Hiking Trails for America: Video Interview (May 2017)

May 2017 Video interview for Hiking Trails for America

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

February 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.

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.

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