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…

Oprah Goes Camping in Yosemite!

A memo from National Parks Director Jonathan B. Jarvis shares: “On October 29 and November 1, Oprah Winfrey will devote two entire shows to her overnight camping trip in Yosemite National Park earlier this month. Ms. Winfrey’s visit originated with a letter of invitation from Park Ranger Shelton Johnson. While in the park, Shelton shared…

Women of Color Backpacking Trip!

By Chelsea Griffie, Outdoor Afro Contributor This year’s Women of Color trip by the Balanced Rock Foundation was July 21st to 25th. Our group ventured to Ostrander Lake also in Yosemite (see below). The premise of these trips is to increase the representation of women of color in the back country, while also providing a…

Monday’s Bottom Line

I am so excited about this Monday’s Bottom Line because I have something to give away for FREE that is priceless: A FREE pass to the Yosemite National Park! Yosemite is one of my all-time favorite outdoor spaces and has terrific options to fit any budget. The park is committed to connecting underrepresented minorities with…