Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles–based freelance writer. Her book Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California is available via Mountaineers Books. 

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The Outside Guide to Channel Islands National Park

Drawing parallels with the Galápagos Islands, this marine wonderland is a similarly diverse treasure found just off the Southern California coast, home to 2,000-plus species, some 150 of which can be found nowhere else

Shawnté Salabert
Jun 23, 2021

Perfect 72-Hour Backcountry Adventures

All you need is a long weekend to get out, get lost, and find yourself again. From Asheville to Seattle, we’ve researched the best three-day wilderness trips within road-tripping distance from a city.

Shawnté Salabert
May 31, 2021

Which Public Lands Are Right for You?

Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.

Shawnté Salabert
May 3, 2021

The Outside Guide to Arches National Park

This 76,000-acre wonderland is less a park and more a sandstone sculpture garden of sunset-hued arches and domes that look like they were carved by some alien magic. Here’s how to outsmart the crowds.

Shawnté Salabert
Apr 22, 2021

To Permit or Not to Permit?

Anticipating even bigger crowds this summer than last, public-lands officials have been grappling with how to manage the masses. For many, that’s meant introducing permit systems. But is limiting access the only solution?

Shawnté Salabert
Apr 15, 2021

The Outside Guide to Yosemite National Park

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

Shawnté Salabert
Feb 22, 2021

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