How to Survive the End of a Southwest Summer

How to Survive the End of a Southwest Summer

Fall officially started on September 22nd but Arizona missed the memo and will continue to ignore the new season until Halloween. October is the most frustrating month of the year for two reasons—the southwest already endured five full months of heat and temperatures...
Why Are Public Lands So Controversial?

Why Are Public Lands So Controversial?

Who’s to say what Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir thought when they first saw Yosemite Valley but it probably wasn’t, “This place sure will foster a lot of economic growth!” Public lands, the one thing on which we should all agree, is now...
The Secret to Hiking in Extreme Heat

The Secret to Hiking in Extreme Heat

Arizona is wrapping up one of its worst heat waves in decades, with temperatures reaching up to 120 degrees. That’s the kind of heat that can literally melt your feet into the ground. So while everyone else is hiding indoors, what’s the secret to braving...
We Could All Learn From NPS Ranger Jessica Rivas

We Could All Learn From NPS Ranger Jessica Rivas

Jessica Rivas is proof that anyone could fall in love with the outdoors at any time. She grew up in Hollywood and didn’t set foot in a National Park until she applied for the Yosemite Leadership Program during college. It was a program that would change her life...
Leave No Trace: The Principles to Keep Nature Beautiful

Leave No Trace: The Principles to Keep Nature Beautiful

“Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time.” These are the golden rules of Leave No Trace. We’re living in a utopia of outdoor exploration. 330 million people visited our national parks in 2016, an all-time record. The popularity of...