Outdoor Afro is a community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more!
We use social media to create interest communities, events, and to help shift the visual representation of who gets outdoors. Here is where you can start locally connecting with people who share your outdoor interests and aspirations!
Outdoor Afro family, please join me and L Roy in attending the Brown Girls Climbing & Black Climbers Collective, for the 1st Annual Black History Month Celebration Climbing Party! We come together to claim space, liberation, healing and to celebrate lives of Black people, Black climbers and Black adventure pioneers. This is a pro-Black event with intention of providing a safe space for Black and Brown people. This event is a kid-friendly, family inclusive! All are welcome. And free!
There will be music, food, drinks and climbing galore, so prepare to have tons of fun!!
What to bring:
- Comfortable shoes
- Cash for vendors
- All smiles
Please arrive early, parking will be challenging. There are a couple parking structures in the area; be prepared for a 10+ minute walk.
*****Please make sure you review the Outdoor Afro trip waiver so that we can start this activity on time http://www.outdoorafro.com/waiver *****
Stay tuned - more to come!!!
Let's take a hike among California's giant Redwoods and take in some of the beauty that nature has to offer. Sometimes you just need to breathe deeply and move in the trees to inspire and recharge you.
On this intermediate trail, we'll take the time to look out for wildlife: local birds, banana slugs, interesting fungi, and a variety of native plants.
**About the hike:
This is an intermediate 1.7 mile out and back hike with minor inclines and declines over rocky and muddy terrain. We'll start out at the visitors center at Big Basin State Park and follow Sempervirens Falls Trail, we'll stop a while to view the falls. We'll head back the way we came ending at the visitors center.
What to bring:
**$10 for parking, or CA state park pass.
**Dress in layers-it can get chilly and misty among the trees.
** Rain gear- for that mist I mentioned
**Water in a reusable water bottle- i.e Klean Kanteen (Say no to single-use plastics).
** Trail snacks- to keep your blood sugar and your mood up :)
** Proper footwear- something with good comfort and tread **For this hike, waterproof is ideal** (I'll be rocking my KEENs).
Please review a copy of the Outdoor Afro release here: http://outdoorafro.com/waiver