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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.

Cave Creek Regional Park

What it lacks in acreage (and the creek for which it is named), Cave Creek Regional Park north of Phoenix more than makes up in recreational opportunities, from guided horseback rides to archery lessons, hiking to stargazing (telescope included)!

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.

Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve

Herngt ‘Aki,’ which means ‘Rattlesnake House,’ is an expansive 341 acres of hilly grassland goodness in Live Oak Canyon between Redlands and Calimesa in the East Valley of San Bernardino County.

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!

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.

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.

Social Sport Podcast: Episode 7 (May 2020)

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

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

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

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 (January 2021)

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

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

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

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