#hikeyourownhike

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"Plenty of folks have asked me why race even matters in the outdoors. And to be honest, I'm not sure it does. I'm not sure my blackness matters to the land I walk on, or the plants and animals that have inhabited the spaces I move through for generations untold. . But the outdoors is political, and belonging is determined by the same forces that permeate our society. Being seen by some as TBI - "tall, black, and intimidating" - affects the ways in which those people react to me, and that doesn't change just because I've donned a backpack and am trying to walk a long way, just like they are. We take our social contexts with us wherever we go, and that means that even among hikers, I am not just my walking and my love of nature. I don't get to - and, ultimately, don't want to - leave my blackness, my femaleness, and everything else that I am behind. . But by taking life at 2.8 miles an hour, adapting to the rhythms of the land, and removing myself from the front lines of context, I've found new ways to explore the beauty of my blackness, my height, my femininity, and what exactly it means to be intimidating in a society that expects people like me to be the opposite. . And after 3500 miles of walking, it's the attempts that have taught me what it is to try, to take up space, to do something because you find it to be worth doing, and, even in failure, to be enough." . The #expandthenarrative campaign was started by @mynameisbam and features leaders who are changing the dominant narrative of what it means to be outside. . 📍 Ancestral lands of the Seminole, Calusa, and Tocobaga . #expandthenarrative #diversifyoutdoors #melaninbasecamp #hikeyourownhike #hikingvibes #hikeday #hikerslife #hikingtime #hiking_hobby
There is always room for one more. Even if you have to sit on the toolbox of a trailer! Hitching a ride, hikertrash style! #hikeyourownhike #appalachiantrail #appalachianhikers #at2019 #backpacking #outdoors #hikertrash #backpacker #thruhiker #atthruhiker #thruhikersyndicate #nobo #thruhike #backpacking #thetrek
The climb is tough, but the view sure is worth it. 💜 . . . At 517 MASL, one of the toughest mountain I've climbed so far. More climbs to come! . #hikings #hikingstories #bouldering #boulderinglife #rockclimbingwomen #rockclimbinglife #hiking_daily #hiking 👣 #hikelikeagirl #hikelikeawoman #hikeyourownhike #hikelife #mountainclimbingadventures #mountainviews #mountainclimbing #mountains 🗻
🔹 El Capitan, one of the most difficult mountainsides to climb. Would you dare? Yosemite National Park, California, USA. 🇺🇸 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🔹📸 Photo credit: @backpackerbucketlist ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🔹Follow @_awesome.pictures @_awesome.pictures @_awesome.pictures •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Are you a photographer and want to increase your audience? Send me a direct message with your picture. Thank you! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🔹Thank you all and have a great day, buds! 👏🏻 Amazing! # Follow us:- @hiking.ig for more pic # via @hikingtheglobe #hikingculture #hikingadventures #hikingtrails 👣 #lovehiking #hiking_daily #hikeyourownhike #hiker #hiking 🌲 #happyhiker #hikersofinstagram
It’s a beautiful day for the in Harpers Ferry! We’ll be here all weekend with hiker workshops, local vendors, great food, @rei gear clinics, fresh kombucha by @blueridgebucha , and much more! See a full schedule at flipflopfestival.org. #exploremoreoutdoors #hiking_lifestyle #hikerlife #hikingfun #hikinglife #hikingtrail #hikinglove #hikersofinstagram #outdoorslife #hikeyourownhike
Cada día es una nueva obra maestra, Una nueva maravilla, Un nuevo recuerdo ⛰🧡 #kwaaypaay #missiontrails #hikeaddict #optoutside
Did you know prairie dogs are members of the squirrel family and not dogs at all? Prairie dog towns serve as important habitat for numerous grassland species. If you want to see a lot of wildlife in a relatively short amount of time find a prairie dog town and hang out for a bit!! These big towns at #theodorerooseveltnationalpark were so refreshing; prairie dogs are disliked by ranchers and farmers so the social little ground squirrels are often killed/poisoned/used for target practice. Most of the towns I come across are tiny, fragmented, and can only support a handful of prairie dogs. This persecution is detrimental to not only the prairie dogs themselves but to the other species that depend on them such as black-footed ferrets, American badgers, burrowing owls, prairie rattlesnakes, coyotes, bobcats, magpies, and many others! #themoreyouknow #education #wildlifeconservation #prairiedog #prairiedogtown #hiking #hikingismagical #dirtyboots #lifebydesign #wildlifebiologist #hikeyourownhike #magpies #northdakota #northdakotabadlands #wildlifeeducation #exploring #nationalparks #biologist #bluesky #greatplains #habitat
This week I’m going to be solo parenting while the hubby is visiting an old friend! Which means I get to buckle down and explore some awesome kid-friendly hikes in my area and beyond! As a mother, I try and experience things alongside my kids! I’m usually that mom inside of the bouncy house at kids parties instead of the mom standing on the sidelines. I pride myself in being pretty hands on and right there with them when they are exploring and learning new things about nature. I’m usually asking questions to trigger their thoughts and imagination, encouraging the structure-less play that comes along with being in the outdoors! I love when we can interact with each other in nature. I understand black moms don’t have the same privilege as me, having trails just right in our backyard. I understand my privilege living in a mountain town. I’m here to be supportive, ask me questions! 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 • • • #shecolorsnature #redefiningmotherhood
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