When I think about it now, I’m honestly not sure whether I was addicted to the mountain views or to the fascination these trips inspired from others waiting back at camp. Either way, the moment allowed my power to manifest in a way that was visible to the world around me. … More I have a theory.
…the more we nurture the outdoor community the less it matters where we come from and how, or what we look like—but media and society at large unfortunately see things through filtered lenses, and many of us come from places and backgrounds rarely mentioned.
From marginalized history to the epitome of a refugee family’s American Dream, the second post in this series will feature 2 people who have found the great outdoors in their own introspective ways. … More Falling for Nature: A Diné & Asian-American Perspective
From underprivileged communities lost to the vastness of the Inland Empire in Southern California, the first post in this series will feature 3 women who have found climbing and the great outdoors in different and inspiring ways, despite defined gender roles and financial hardship. … More Falling for Nature: Stories of LatinX Women
by Sara Aranda The lone bison grazes in a field of yellow tones dark trees surround his meadow and the sun is settling down beyond the mountains and thermal flats that glow cyan, green, and orange. Plumes of steam rise into the ether and boiled water bubbles from the ground the smell of sulfur stings … More The Lone Bison Grazes
Craig Tsao, originally from New Jersey, spent the Winter driving big-rigs across the country. He hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2014 and is currently prepping for a 2016 Pacific Crest Trail venture! From his AT Trail Journal: June 02, 2014 Last night was almost tent city status. I only say that because traffic on the … More A Day in the Life: Backcountry Poop