Articles in the Hiking Category
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On a recent, misty afternoon, Outdoor Afros gathered at the Falls Lake Dam Visitor Assistance Center between North Raleigh and Wake Forest, North Carolina, to walk along a portion of the Mountains to Sea Trail. This trail runs from the Great Smokey National Park in the western part of the state to the Outer Banks on the Atlantic Ocean.
The OA Banner hung on the car made it very easy for folks to see that they had arrived at the correct location.
The weather was on the cloudy side, but once we …
Climbing, Diversity, Environment, Family, Hiking, History, Leadership, National Parks, Urban Nature, Water »
Outdoor Afros in Los Angeles explored local African American history and nature over the weekend – read on!
Alisha Pye here, I’m the Outdoor Afro Leader for Los Angeles. This week we decided to celebrate Spring by hiking at Solstice Canyon in Malibu which is located in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s a beautiful hike with flowers in full bloom, waterfalls to enjoy, valleys and canyons to climb and picnic areas. We started on the stairs and continued on a steady incline until we came to an area of ruins that …
Family, Field Report, Hiking, Mothers »
Recently Outdoor Afro has been delighted to connect with the Jack and Jill community, an historic African American mother’s group designed to promote social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19 – and we are glad to add on connections to nature!
We were happy to have the chance to partner this season with a local group on a guided hike by Outdoor Afro leader Zoe Polk in Oakland’s Sibley regional park. Jack and Jill mom, Leslie Hardy Hood, said, “What a great activity, beautiful …
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While I was celebrating with the Root 100 last week, Outdoor Afro Atlanta had the opportunity to gather up by invitation at the Len Foote Hike Inn!
About 20 Outdoor Afros showed for an autumn retreat, some traveling from as far as Florida to enjoy a day and night hike, delicious dinner, and breakfast the following morning. It is noteworthy these dedicated Outdoor Afros took time off work mid-week to make time for nature – what a treat!
Atlanta’s Outdoor Afro super-star leader Reginald Mitchell said, “This was a great deal, and …
Guest Blog Submission and photos by Outdoor Afro Leader, Cliff Sorrell of a recent trip lead in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Outdoor Afros recently took on Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA – it was such a great time! About thirty-five people of all ages and from all over the Bay Area came together to hike, learn the history of Point Pinole, and identify local birds with the help of Golden Gate Audubon volunteer docents.
The hike was approximately 4 miles in length with some gentle slopes. The trail had …
Adventurers, Americas Great Outdoors, Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors, Diversity, Expedition, Hiking, Nature, Parks, Recreation, Reflections, Rivers, Uncategorized, Urban Nature, Water »
Morgan Powell is a landscape designer who edits Bronx River Sankofa on You Tube and Facebook. He is passionate about New York’s Bronx River and its African American heritage. Here is Morgan’s second submission in a three-part series to highlight the generous yet delicate resource of the Bronx River:
I’ve just taken my fellow Whole Communities alumni Audrey and Frank Peterman’s challenge to enjoy my local natural treasures. The Petermans wrote the Outdoor Afro classic Legacy on the Land. I saw a vast natural place outside of my normal travel patterns both arresting …
Environment, Family, Hiking »
On the morning of Saturday September 15th, 2012 Outdoor Afro South Mississippi converged on the shores and trails of the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center located in Hattiesburg, MS. The air was cool and crisp. Birds were flitting in the trees all around us. The lake was beautiful as well as all of the Outdoor Afros. We hiked around and along the shores of the lake. The kids ran ahead laughing, talking and screaming effectively frightening away all nearby wildlife.
The adults hung back and allowed the children to explore by and …
Guest post by Lesly Simmons
Lesly Simmons is an avid traveler, frequent hiker and social media strategist based in San Francisco. Visit her website at leslysimmons.com
The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles is a total tease as far as landmarks go. On a clear day it is visible from across the city, with massive letters that serve as everything from a navigational aid to a photo backdrop. On television and in movies it’s often seen in the same way–huge and far off in the distance. But in truth, it’s actually quite easy to see …
Adventurers, Diversity, Environmental Education, Hiking »
Outdoor Afro is pleased to partner with so many great folks and orgs, such as Hike4Life. After so many months of communicating via social media, Jerel Ferguson, Hike4Life founder was able to generously share a guest blog on Outdoor Afro, and his inspiration to connect more people to nature. Enjoy!
Welcome To Hike4Life
My name is Jerel Ferguson from Boston Massachusetts and I am Executive Director of Hike4Life. I am a passionate outdoors-man. I love nature and Hiking. I enjoy outdoor sports. I’m a conservationist (a tree hugger) naturalist, environmentalist and a Father to 3 …