This campaign is neither the start nor the finish of the discussion concerning gender equality and diversity in the outdoors, and we as a community have a lot of work to do. I am glad, however, to have one of the major outdoor gear outfitters onboard, and using its enormous platform to call attention to these issues. Imperfect progress is still progress. In climbing a peak, I would rather take one shaky step up and slide halfway back, then to stand paralyzed, waiting for the perfection, while looking at the summit from far below.
I had originally planned on a different topic for my second post. This week, however, my mom decided that she and I were going to attend a free lecture, hosted by the Boulder REI, discussing the first two female through-hikers ever to complete the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). In typical style (my mom and I…Read more Blazing the Trail – Literally: The Story of the First Female Hikers to Complete the Continental Divide Trail