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Hiking Basics Class at REI NYC SOHO Store!

By Melissa Danielle Several new Outdoor Afros braved the snow last week to drop in for a special day hiking basics class at REI’s NYC SOHO store. The class was hosted by Scott, an avid hiker who worked as an NYC Park Ranger in Van Cortlandt Park (an 1100+ acre park in The Bronx) prior…

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Adventures in Hiking and Snow Dancing in Oakland

By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk With the Sierra winter snowpack at historic lows, we at Outdoor Afro Northern California have been hoping for a “dump.”  A heavy snowstorm last weekend would have enabled us to join our REI family for their annual Winter Trails Day event but also protect all of us in California from…

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That’s a Wrap Chicago!

By: Outdoor Afro Leader Viva Yeboah This past Saturday, Outdoor Afro Chicago wrapped up 2013 with a hike along the Cap Saucer and Swallow Cliff loop in Palos Park, IL.               This loop is linked with several other trails that make up Cap Saucer Holdings Nature Preserve, the largest…

TRE Los Angeles and Outdoor Afro

Alisha here, Outdoor Afro leader of Los Angeles. Sunday we were invited by the amazing Nkem Of TRE Los Angeles to learn tension release exercises. We were hosted by the stunning Village PlayGarden in the beautiful Altadena foothills. We had a really great group that varied in age. We were all astounded at the highly…

A Hike to Honor our Heroes

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk At Outdoor Afro, we always take the opportunity to turn a day off into a “day out;” that is- a time to join together with our community in nature. This Veterans Day was a particularly unique day out for us because we set our intention to honor the heroes…

Move Over Batman! Outdoor Afros Take Over A Pennsylvania Cave

A blog by Outdoor Afro Leader Victoria Evans of Pennsylvania, who shares how visiting a cave with kids can cause a seismic shift in how they might perceive these natural treasures. After the heat and haze of August, the day started with a refreshing crispness, which was good because there is a spectacular view from the top…