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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…

Hooked! An Outdoor Afro Fishing Tail

By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk When the alarm went off at 6:00 am on Saturday, I was tempted to hit the snooze button. But then I remembered that I was going fishing that morning, and a familiar feeling took hold. I arose from my bed, checked the weather report, made my lunch and packed up…

On This Day in Outdoor Afro History…

by Zoë Polk On August 9, 1936, Outdoor Afro Jesse Owens broke world records by winning 4 Gold medals in the Berlin Olympics.  77 years later, Outdoor Afros in Oakland, California celebrated Mr. Owens by striking  our own starting pose on our hike in Sibley Volcanic Regional Park! Thank you, Jesse Owens for contributing to the long,…

Four Months Ago – Or Was It Last Weekend?

By: Nkrumah Frazier, Outdoor Afro Leader, South Mississippi It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 months since I spent 4 days on a mountain with a group of strangers. On Friday, April 19th 2013 a team of African American nature enthusiasts converged on a California mountain overlooking the town of Lucerne, CA and…

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…