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…

Of Deer, Lighthouses, and the Cold War: An Outdoor Afro Adventure in a Local National Park

Written by Northern California Outdoor Afro Leader Teresa Baker Last weekend, Outdoor Afros gathered to walk the Bonitas Lighthouse trail, and were greeted by a family of deer. While they grazed on their morning meal, we stopped and photographed this bit of stunning wildlife. But if you also want to learn about what it takes…

A First Time Visit to Yosemite

Submitted by Terry Rogers-Womack, who shared with us on our Facebook  page pictures so inspiring, we wanted to learn more. Today, with our hearts heavy with concern for Yosemite; its protectors and stewards, we decided to share her story about this jewel of our national heritage to inspire more caring engagement for its future. Enjoy…

Out of the Office and Into the Outdoors!

Written by Bay Area Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk Outdoor Afros aren’t ready to say good bye to summer yet! We’ve been enjoying the last few months of daylight savings time with some after work hikes. This week, we headed to Fort Funston in San Francisco. A park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area,…

10,000 Steps to Denali, Temescal Hike, and National Outdoors Day!

It’s Alisha, Outdoor Afro Los Angeles Leader. This Saturday June 8th we had a Temescal Canyon Hike planned in the Santa Monica Mountains to support the first African American group to hike Denali. So our hike was in support of the 10,000 steps to Denali trek. Our hike also coincided with National Outdoors Day. We…