© Photo by Eirini Pajak

As an award winning outdoor writer and environmental journalist, Annette McGivney is published in a variety of national magazines and newspapers and is the Southwest Editor for Backpacker magazine. Her stories have appeared in Backpacker, Arizona Highways, Sunset, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Wilderness (the magazine of The Wilderness Society ), and Runners World.


McGivney interviews here Navajo traditional healer Jones Benally for a story about Native American connections to the San Francisco Peaks.

"Ba'Cho," Arizona Highways, Aug. 2015. Winner of the 2016 IRMA Award of Merit in the Nature and Environment category from the International Regional Magazine Association.

Recent Publications

Arizona Highways © June 2015

"Arch Rival," Arizona Highways, Nov. 2012. Winner of the 2013 IRMA Award for Best Travel Feature from the International Regional Magazine Association.

"To Hellsgate and Back," Arizona Highways, Feb. 2013. Winner of the 2014 IRMA Award for Best Travel Feature from the International Regional Magazine Association.

Award Winning Articles

"Freefall," Backpacker, June 2008. Winner of a 2008 Maggie Award from the Western Publications Association for "Best News Story"