Runners for Public Lands partnered with Los Padres ForestWatch and celebrated National Public Lands Day by holding its first “Enviro-Camp&Run,” a weekend (September 27-29) of camping and campfires, music, trail running, naturalist-led hikes, environmental education, stargazing with a UCSB astrophysicist, and community on Pine Mountain, north of Ojai, CA. 45 of us learned about the stars and planets above (it was a new moon, which meant the stars and planets were popping), the rock formations and native flora and fauna of this high elevation area, and the issues affecting the national forest and public lands in the region. We made some new friends over the weekend, deepened relationships with those we knew, and grew our leadership team in the process! Special thanks to RPL’s lead naturalist Bryant Baker, RPL’s lead geologist Tim Garvey, special guest astrophysicist Jamie Burke, musicians Chad Hinkle and LJ, and event planners Michelle Libman, Leigh Scarber, Mike Scarber, and Brenda Luce. Photo by Bryant Baker.