Amplifying Voices Across Our Community
Who is a hiker? What is a hike? Does it require a strenuous trek? We don’t think so. We believe that everyone who enjoys the outdoors, whether on a short stroll or on a multi-day adventure, is a hiker. A hike is about the experience.
We want to welcome more people to call themselves a hiker and enjoy the benefits of time outside. As a bonus, when more people think of themselves as hikers, the larger our community of potential advocates, stewards and champions can be. By amplifying voices and sharing stories, we can help hikers know we all belong in the outdoors.
Do you have a story idea for how to expand the definition of a hike or hikers? Email us!
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Take This Survey — And Help Make King County Parks More Equitable
Jul 22, 2021
King County Parks is soliciting community feedback via survey on priorities, needs and barriers related to park, trail and natural area access.
'You Belong' Washington-Based Film Centers the Stories of Women of Color
Mar 25, 2021
A new film seeks to build community in the outdoors for women of color — and help reshape the narrative of who belongs in outdoor spaces.
Building Space for Everyone on Trail
This BIPOC trail crew faces racism, but they’ve also found the power of being together in community | By Zach Toliver
The Journey Toward Trails for Everyone
by Charlie Lieu
Creating a Refuge for People of Color in the Outdoors
Jan 05, 2021
How Chevon Powell built an event for people of color in the outdoors — and why that’s more important than ever right now.
Conservation & Social Justice: "We're All Traveling on the Same Trail"
Luis Villa, Executive Director of Latino Outdoors, reflects how a hike in Costa Rica sparked a new understanding of the connections between social and environmental movements.