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Outdoor Afro Partner Spotlight–Caroleigh Pierce, Klean Kanteen

Who are Outdoor Afro’s partners? What do these partnerships mean?  We are asked these types of questions frequently, and in response, decided to launch a short series of brand partner spotlights to share how they work with Outdoor Afro, and the passionate people who drive them. Introducing:    Since meeting founder Rue Mapp at Outdoor…

Apply to Join the 2014 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team Today!

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to share it with others?  Consider applying to join the 2014 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team today! Just two years ago, we successfully launched the volunteer Outdoor Afro Leadership Team–the OALT, of 13 folks who formed a team of “experience ambassadors” for Outdoor Afros all around the country. Since then,…

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…

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…

They Came, They Trained: A Game Changing Outdoor Afro Weekend

What happens when you bring together outdoor retail giants, a major conservation non-profit in the US, researchers from top universities, a prominent DC advocate, a National Park ranger, a group of 13 African Americans with fire in their hearts for nature, crowd funding, volunteers  – and me, a social entrepreneur from Oakland, California… The Outdoor…

We did it again, this time with a challenge…

By Alisha Pye, Los Angeles Outdoor Afro Leader So we went hiking above the Mountain Gate Country Club again, but this time we decided to mix it up a bit. So we decided to go off the fire trail and hike the hills. This was a great hike although we had fewer people we had…