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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 a very diverse group, ranging from a mom wearing her 6 month baby, to a 9 year old cross country runner.
This hike was particularly challenging for me because I’m very afraid of heights and cliffs, both …
Adventurers, Children and Nature, Climbing, Environment, Fun, Health, Hiking, Leadership, Let's Move, Nature, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Outdoors, Photography, Recreation, Uncategorized, Urban Nature, Women »
Aloha Outdoor Afros!
Did you know that girls around the world from Brazil to the Gaza Strip are taking up surfing and changing the paradigm of women and sports? We’re following some of them on a cool project to bring their stories to the world. We would like you to be a part of it! Join Brown Girl Surf and Storytellers for Good for the KICK OFF Surfing Possibility fundraiser on October 11, 2012 in San Francisco, CA!
Bangladeshi surfer girls!
This Fall, I, along with my friend Cara of Storytellers for Good …
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Danielle N. Lee is a member of the Outdoor Afro Leadership Team. She is a Ph.D. Biologist currently in Tanzania doing a field study of African Pouched Rats. She will be sharing her Adventures from Africa here on Outdoor Afro. You can join her on her adventure at her blog The Urban Scientist at the Scientific American Network.
I don’t believe in coincidences. ~DNLee
Me, standing in the wake of the Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania at my field site
Until I was 8 years old, my mother worked for the Memphis Park Commission …
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Check out this post and photos from Outdoor Afro Leader Alisha Pye!
Outdoor Afro LA decided to have an end of summer beach “funday”. So we gathered food, folks, kites, umbrellas, kids, music and we took over the sand. We laid out, soaking up the sun, frolicked in the waves, taking in the ocean smell all day. We didn’t leave until we watched the sunset disappear behind the pier.
It was a beautiful day shared by a diverse group of lovely people. Truly a blessing to be surrounded by so many positive, …
Diversity, Environmental Education, Fishing, History, Reflections, Relevancy, Women »
Queen Quet is a friend of mine, with whom I have had the privilege to work with since the beginning of Outdoor Afro. I am more than thrilled to finally host her first blog on the site that shares some of the rich history of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Enter Queen Quet:
“De wata bring we an de wata gwine tek we bak.”
De wata may tro bak de chillun ef e ain kno how fa ack!
De chillun na de lun de lil one wha fa do
So, ef hunnuh wan um fa kno, den why don’t u?
Adventurers, Hiking, Mothers, National Parks, Women »
Outdoor Afro A. Breeze Harper writes about her experiences hiking in Utah as a new mom and appeals for more black people to get outside and into our beautiful National Parks.
Bryce Canyon National Park, May 2012 with Eva Luna (9 months old). She nursed 1/2 the time during the 7 mile hike.
I just got back from a 7 day road trip that started in Denver CO and ended in Berkeley CA. I spent most of my time in Utah. I went to Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National …
Hair, Recreation, Water, Women »
In March, Shelby Ward went kayaking with her hair-conscious younger sister and fashionista, Rosalyn in Tennessee. Here is their story.
Let me tell you a little bit about my sister. Rosalyn likes fashion. On many occasions, she has added trendy accessories to my wardrobe. Rosalyn also hates “bugs.” So, I was a little surprised when she said she wanted to go kayaking during her visit.
On a calm Tuesday morning, we drove from Knoxville to Reliance, Tennessee to kayak the Hiwassee River. We kayaked a 5.5-mile stretch of the river that runs 147-miles …
Zoe Polk of San Francisco, CA is seen at Spooner Lake, NV enjoying the first snow of the season!
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The Way Home: Returning to the National Parks from NPCA on Vimeo.
“You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,”
–Shelton Johnson, Ranger, Yosemite National Park
Although our national parks belong to all Americans, it’s a sad fact that very few people of color ever set foot in some of our country’s most beautiful places. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based senior church group whose members are looking to reverse that trend.
Click to learn more about efforts to bring more diverse …