The Black Men Northwoods Retreat is part of an ongoing movement to elevate the stories from the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities on public land and in the environmental conservation movement. The idea was to give this group of men and their sons an opportunity to experience the outdoors in ways they may not have been able to before.
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) talks to Merrell Ambassador and Triple Crowner Will 'Akuna' Robinson about the importance of trail community. Throughout the month of August, CDTC and its sponsors are asking the Continental Divide Trail community to join the Pledge to conserve and protect the CDT. This initiative includes committing to support a trail community that honors, welcomes, and reflects both the faces of our country and the many different historical, cultural, and spiritual stories that have shaped the landscapes of the CDT.
It’s the end of weekend and you’re preparing yourself for the work week ahead. But your mind is running a mile a minute after having had lunch with Sam, who shared their incredible experience with you on their vacation up in the mountains. There was a certain glow to them, a weirdly infectious excitement as they moaned about the crazy elevation and laughed in the face of long mileage days, sharing their hilarious gear failures and an embarrassing moment that may or may not have involved a bear and pants around the ankles.
Written by guest blogger, Teresa Baker, founder of The Pledge and the African American National Park Event. @teresabaker11