Black Folks Camp Too, Bringing Diversity Outdoors
When I first saw Earl B Hunter, Jr. in the fall of 2021, I was working a shift at DD Bullwinkels Outdoors in Brevard, NC and I thought he was just a customer wearing a statement t-shirt. It read, “Black Folks Camp Too” with a little campfire blaze logo on the front. It kind of…
What’s Your Favorite Small Outdoor Store?
Have a favorite local outdoor store for biking, paddling, surfing, skating, hiking, camping etc? Read on and then share your favorites with me!
If you google sunrise Easter service you will find an outdoor worship somewhere near you. All across the world, Christians gather on Easter Sunday at the beach, in the woods, on mountain tops, in fishing boats, in parks, and even on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. There’s something special about celebrating…
Need to Exercise In Order to Exercise?
You’re not alone. After an unexpected knee injury sidelined hiker Page Shepherd, she had to learn how to heal, how to reimagine her exercise routine, and how to train for the future to prevent a recurrence. With the help of physical therapists, rediscovering mountain biking, and adjusting the timeline for recovery from a few weeks…
When Your Daughter Asks You To Go Backpacking…
Missing my adult daughter led me to agree to a new challenge. A four day, three night backpacking trip in May 2019 with a 35 lb pack in the Talladega National Forest in Alabama.