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Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert (@shawntesalabert) is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who writes about the intersections of land and people. Her work has appeared in Outside, Alpinist, Backpacker, Adventure Journal, Modern Hiker, REI Co-op Journal, and Land+People, among other fine outlets. Her book Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California is available via Mountaineers Books. 


The Outside Guide to Zion National Park

Of Utah's five national parks, Zion stands out for its geological wonders, a place where water and sand meet to form arguably the most dramatic landscape in the country. Here's our primer on how to see it all, from big hits like Zion Canyon and the Narrows to the gems many visitors overlook.

Shawnté Salabert
Dec 19, 2019

The Outside Guide to Death Valley National Park

This central California park is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places in the country. It's also one of the most beautiful—a place where sculptural canyons, undulating sand dunes, abundant wildlife, and a luminous sky abound.

Shawnté Salabert
Nov 6, 2019

The Outside Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here's everything you need to know to explore it.

Shawnté Salabert
Oct 28, 2019

The Most Fun Fall Festivals in the U.S.

The festival circuit doesn't stop at the end of summer. Here are nine awesome adventure, culture, and food festivals worth traveling for.

Shawnté Salabert
Sep 21, 2019

The 54 Books of the New Adventure Library

What does it mean to be a well-read outdoorsperson in 2019? We have 54 new ideas. Yes, we still love Cheryl Strayed and John McPhee, but here's an updated class of noteworthy additions.

Shawnté Salabert
Jun 15, 2019

What We Can Learn from the Camber Outdoors Fiasco

The organization’s equity pledge ignored the work of Teresa Baker and many others striving to make the outdoor industry more inclusive. So we asked a dozen of them how to move forward.

Shawnté Salabert
Mar 8, 2019

What 'Arctic' Gets Right About Extreme Survival

Eric Larsen has more experience in the Arctic than just about anyone. He watched the new Mads Mikkelsen survival film and shared what he thought it got right and what missed the mark.

Shawnté Salabert
Jan 30, 2019

The Real Survival Story Behind 'Adrift'

Tami Oldham Ashcraft, the subject of the new Hollywood lost-at-sea film, describes what her 41-day ordeal was like in real life and how the movie compares

Shawnté Salabert
Jun 7, 2018

Welcome to #BlackVanLife

A small but mighty subculture navigates a lot more than the unpredictable conditions of living on the road

Shawnté Salabert
Dec 22, 2017