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!
Read hiker stories
Reclaiming Joy in Unprecedented Times
Sep 14, 2020
By producing events that truly welcome everyone, Chevon Powell combines her love of nature and event planning to bring people together and create a powerful community.
My Hair Was Made for Wild Adventure
By Chelsea Murphy
Helping Disabled People Find Belonging Outdoors
Accessibility can benefit everyone who spends time on trail | By Syren Nagakyrie
Walking Through Past and Present
The Redlining Heritage Trail offers a path to understanding, strength and empowerment. By Emi Okikawa
I'm Not Alone
As a black, outdoorsy woman in a majority white area, I felt alone. But it turns out I’m not — there are black women, and black mothers, exploring the outdoors and finding joy on trails. Here’s how I’m using Instagram to build community — and increase representation for women of color. By Chelsea Murphy.
A Week at Mount Rainier Helped Build Community for Latina Teens
Each of the youth who joined the trip was unique and different, but they had one thing in common. None of them knew another Latina their age whom they could invite camping. By the end of the trip, they each knew seven other girls who shared both a part of their identity and their experience with the outdoors | By Sully Moreno