November 2021

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Save Moose Mountain

The Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming is a wild backcountry forest, and there are some amazing adventures to be had deep in the Wind River, Absaroka, and Beartooth mountains. Read about the latest update in their winter travel plan and submit your comments now!

Backcountry Film Festival is BACK!

Check out the full line-up for the latest Backcountry Film Festival program: now touring! In-person and virtual screenings across the country all winter long. Get stoked by watching the trailer today and find your local screening.

Policy Update – October 2021

Quick-hit updates on budget reconciliation, Save Moose Mountain, Teton Bighorn Sheep, Shoshone National Forest Draft Travel Plan (what a mess!), and Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre (GMUG) Forest Plan Revision in this month’s policy update.

WWA Member Profile: Katie Hawkins

Why is Katie a member at WWA? As an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker, and trail runner with over 20 years in the outdoor industry, WWA’s work is close to her wild winter heart.

The Legacy and Challenge of Public Lands

If we are to make good on the ambitious promise of public lands for all, and to achieve some form of reparation for the way in which these places came to be part of our collective heritage, we must each of us, as citizens in a democracy, participate in their stewardship.

What animal made these tracks?

Do you have snow? Well we have twelve weeks of our SnowSchool at Home curriculum available and at your service for FREE! Last winter’s series of outdoor SnowSchool activities and snow science experiments can be enjoyed in your backyard, local park, or up in the mountains in the fresh snow. So, what animal made these tracks?

Wild Winter Events

Don’t miss out on the following upcoming wild winter events hosted by us and our partners! Make sure to bookmark our website calendar or follow us as we post events.

The Backcountry Film Festival is back in-person and virtual this season! Wondering where your local screening is happening? Keep up to date via our tour schedule here.

Alpenglow Sports’ Winter Speaker Series is back for another season! A forum for adventure storytelling, they kicking it off with Dave Nettle on Thursday, Nov 18 at 7:00pm. Nettle has cultivated a mountain community in North Lake Tahoe through his compelling tales of adventure for well over thirty years. Join Alpenglow!

SheJumps’ Alpine Development School shares critical knowledge for safe and successful alpine pursuits for novices to seasoned backcountry users. Join SheJumps and ACMG certified guide Christine Feleki for a three-part online lecture series Nov 9 – 11.


🏔️#WWAMember Feature 🏔️Winter Wildlands Alliance members Garth and Peggy of @rockymountainhuts recently purchased the Tundra Hut at 11,594 ft near Argentine Pass in Colorado. As members of WWA, Garth and Peggy’s commitment to providing access and excitement for backcountry lovers in search of adventures from mild to wild is just another reason our Alliance community continues to inspire us. And places like the Tundra Hut and the public lands it’s surrounded by are the reason we do what we do to protect and preserve these spaces for quiet, human-powered recreation.”

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