In my dissertation, Toward a Discourse on Recreational Colonialism: Critically Engaging the Haunted Spaces of Outdoor Recreation on the Colorado Plateau, I interrogate the ways in which place-based belongings are constituted through outdoor recreation. I apply theories of rhetoric to spaces of outdoor recreation on the Colorado Plateau such as the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, rock climbing landscapes in the Navajo Nation, adventure mountain biking practices that trace a 19th century stagecoach route, and ultra running trails connecting ancient Hopi footpaths, and elsewhere. Drawing on spatial and environmental rhetoric and critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality, I analyze affective investments in white settler colonialism to argue that such spaces are more than recreational. The framework I have developed to better explain such spaces, Recreational Colonialism, is at the center of my book manuscript which has been invited for consideration in a series called Radical Natures, co-published with West Virginia University Press. The series is oriented toward activists, teachers, and scholars.