The Guardian's Article about Hiking

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The Guardian's Article about Hiking

Postby Wildhorse » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:45 pm

I don't recall reading about hiking in The Guardian, but today it published an interesting article about the anxiety of hiking while black. It is worth reading. I have seen few African Americans in the San Jacinto Wilderness.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ism-nature
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Re: The Guardian's Article about Hiking

Postby cynthia23 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:11 am

I read that article too, Wildhorse. It saddened me a lot. Access to wilderness is very limited for many people for varying reasons, including disability and age, but it's really troubling when it's the result of poverty ( I meet many kids in the Coachella Valley who've never been up on the tram to the peak--it's too expensive) or unfortunately well-founded fears of experiencing racial hostility. I also have noted that women have a lot of fears about hiking while alone, and those fears, too, are based in some sad truths. I look forward to a day in the future when we all can enjoy the wilderness, freely, in every sense of the word.
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