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Melanie Williams

melanie williams

ARIZONA

During my childhood my family went camping every summer, all across the country. I’m sure this played a part in my love and appreciation for the many, many beautiful places we have in this great country. Among my strongest memories of beautiful places while traveling are South Dakota, Montana, and California.

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During my childhood, my family went camping every summer.. I’m sure this played a part in my love and appreciation for the many, many beautiful places we have in this great country.

Fast Five Q & A:

What’s your primary activity on public lands?
Photographing nature’s beauty.

What do you do when you’re not enjoying our public lands?
I have a regular 7-4 job and I take care of my mom.

Why is the Grand Canyon special to you?
The Grand Canyon is such an amazing, beautiful, and AWEsome place. I’ll never get tired of going there. There will always be something new and beautiful to notice.

How did you first learn about the Grand Canyon?
My first visit to the Grand Canyon was when I was a child, traveling and camping with my family.

Any other favorite spots you recommend?
Some of my other favorite places in Arizona include Flagstaff (hiking around the San Francisco Peaks), Grand Falls (near Flagstaff), and Sedona.

*All images this page courtesy of Melanie Williams 

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Lake Pleasant Regional Park

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!

Red Rock – Secret Mountain Wilderness

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.

Atlas – Guthook Guides

Atlas – Guthook Guides

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Lake Pleasant Regional Park

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!

Red Rock – Secret Mountain Wilderness

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.