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Weogufka State Forest

Weogufka State Forest in central Alabama is home to Flagg Mountain, the southernmost peak over 1000’ in the Blue Ridge Outliers of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s home to the southern terminus of the state’s longest trail, The Pinhoti, and a cabin complex and beautiful stone fire lookout tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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.

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.

Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve

Tucked away in the Oakland hills, the 290-acre Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve offers a peaceful haven featuring a spring-fed creek and riparian area that is popular with locals and dog-walkers.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park

White Tank Mountain Regional Park, at the west end of the Salt River Valley & Phoenix metropolitan area, offers an amazing variety of activities. From learning about First Nations history with a walk through ‘Petroglyph Plaza’ to exploring the backcountry in this mostly wild park, there is a world of opportunities to be had in this +25,000 acre setting.

Hayward Regional Shoreline

Despite urban surroundings, spectacular bird-watching and access to ample natural vegetation is accessible from 5 miles of easy, well-graded trails at the almost 2,000 acre Hayward Regional Shoreline in the East Bay.

Trump Administration stealth-launches plan for initial assault on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Trump Administration plans to start looking for oil to drill in OUR Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next month. WE THE PEOPLE have until tomorrow to express our opinion about it.

PUBLIC COMMENTING OPEN: Forest Service Plans to Open Non-Motorized Trails to Electric Bicycles

The Forest Service wants to prioritize electric bicycles at the expense of traditional non-motorized trail users. Learn more and make your voice heard on this issue!

The Short Cut: Forest Service Seeks Public Input Regarding E-Bikes

The Short Cut: The Forest Service wants your input on its plan to allow e-bikes on our non-motorized trails.

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meet the people of our public lands!

Nichelle

Nichelle

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 South

Wild South

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

Kim Waites

Kim Waites

Meet Kim Waites, Programs Manager at Wild South. She spends most of her time in, on, and around the Bankhead National Forest in northern Alabama, hiking, exploring, and spreading her passion for our Wilderness!

Nichelle

Nichelle

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 South

Wild South

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

press & collabs

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.

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

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

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 (July 2018)

July 2018 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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