Articles tagged with: Yosemite
National Parks, Reflections »
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 Terry’s narrative, written in her own voice.
I experienced an AWESOME summer vacation this year in Yosemite Nat’l Park! This was our first time going to Yosemite. I live in Omaha, Nebraska and my companion …
Adventurers, Camping, Environment, Field Report, Fishing, National Parks, News, Outreach, Parks, Women »
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 his Buffalo Soldierpersona – Elizy Bowman – at an evening campfire chat with Ms. Winfrey and others staying at the Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley.
While the shows highlight Ms. Winfrey’s visit to the Mariposa …
Adventurers, Field Report, Outreach, Women »
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 safe and supportive environment to learn new skills and connect with the outdoors.
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This year, there were a total of five participants, with two instructors, and an intern, which meant that participants were able to …
Adventurers, Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors, Children, Education, Outdoors, Women »
I took a climbing trip with Outward Bound in my early 20’s, and it changed my life. It was a physical accomplishment I did not think I was capable of achieving – and my awareness of possibility and faith from that successful experience remains with me today.
Chelsea Griffie was similarly inspired by rock climbing and the outdoors. Her Chicago parents were not campers, so she climbed for the first time as a young adult on a trip to Brazil, and was hooked. In the years since, Chelsea’s skills …
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Today’s fabulous show featured African American Park Ranger Shelton Johnson. Click below to hear the entire show from this week!
Photo courtesy of Dudley Edmondson from his Book Black and Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places
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 its natural resources and beauty. Yes, Yosemite wants YOU! So why not give Yosemite a try?
To win the free pass, be the first to call tomorrow’s BlogTalk Radio show and share your favorite memory from the …