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Annette McGivney


ANNETTE MCGIVNEY is the Southwest Editor for Backpacker magazine. In addition to writing about her adventures in the deserts and mountains of the Southwest, she specializes in environmental topics and personality profiles. While on assignment for Backpacker, she has hiked with all types of offbeat wilderness enthusiasts—from survivalists to psychics to rattlesnake researchers. McGivney's proximity to the Grand Canyon and other large Southwest wilderness areas puts her in the middle of the West's most controversial public lands debates. She is the recipient of a 2008 Maggie Award in the Best News Story category from the Western Publications Association, recognized for a story titled "Free Fall" that ran in the May 2007 issue of Backpacker.

McGivney is also a part-time member of Northern Arizona University's School of Communication, where she teaches journalism and outdoor writing courses. She has written and contributed to several books, including Leave No Trace: A Guide to the New Wilderness Etiquette.

Annette McGivney is the author of Resurrection (Braided River, 2009).