#GetReadytoRumble! RumbleX~Spring Break

March 26-April 1, 2018
Blue River Wilderness Retreat, Gila National Forest, Arizona


Stay tuned for the 2018 Annual RumbleX~Big Bend


We want to take the freshly emerging recreation and conservation partnership outside.
We want to play and protect while we're there, and we want to rub shoulders with inspirational people while spending time in the wild with our families and friends too.
So we started a rumble... and at its heart it's about JOY!


Are you #ReadytoRumble! Wildlands Network and Sierra Club Outdoors, with RumbleX Conservation Athlete Rendezvous founding partner Kahtoola will kickoff 2018 celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the National Trails and Wild & Scenic Rivers systems and fighting to defend the Borderlands. We invite brand athletes and their brands to a special intimate RumbleX Spring Break in the Gila—land of Aldo Leopold where the “green fire” in the eyes of a wild wolf changed history. We will packraft/backpack to groundtruth a river wildlife corridor, flows depending, before the weekend campout at the Blue River Wilderness Retreat, with explorations and workshops outside. Together we will dive deep into Conservation in Motion - the recreation/conservation partnership platform to protect public lands wildlife corridors and our wild animals on the move - and plan the 2018 Annual RumbleX~Big Bend for early December #RoomtoRoam #NoWallNoExtinction.

Professional outdoor athletes have an incredible voice that echoes far beyond their immediate communities and the environments where they perform. They inspire, they motivate, and they captivate thousands. When they speak, people listen. Their accomplishments—and the landscapes where they excel—are viewed by thousands through traditional and social media outlets as well as film and video. Increasingly, the places where they ply their art and craft in the United States, often on public lands and critical to our nation’s wildlife, are at risk. Many of these athletes tell us they want to do more to conserve these places and the wildness they hold, and they want to know how.


What to expect

  • The Rumble X is a camping event, please bring your own gear and appropriate apparel for two nights of camping.

  • Weather at this time of year can be variable. We are hoping for sunny skies, but be prepared for cold, hot, and rain. The Southwest is a landscape of extremes.

  • Food will be provided for the event. We will do our best to accommodate diets, but you might have to provide your own if you have a special diet. 

  • This is a family friendly event. Please feel free to bring your family, but be sure to register them as well! We are limited on space and appreciate your help staying within our participant cap.


(Subject to change)

Friday Sept. 8

Saturday Sept. 9

  • Breakfast

  • Aldo Leopold Wildlife Corridor: discussion

  • Explorations: go on adventures together in the Gila-Blue, visit the famous greenfire site.

  • Dinner & Room to Roam Discussion: discussion about conservation biology, wildlife corridors, saving nature, and the alignment with the outdoor industry and recreationists, with Dave Foreman and John Davis.

  • Campfire, story telling, & music

Sunday Sept. 10

  • Breakfast

  • Conservation in the Gila

  • Advocacy Education Workshops 

  • Pack up gear, and depart around 2pm