I’m not a fan of labels. They can be offensive, limiting, and lead to stereotypes; however, there’s one label I’ll wear: Outdoorsy.
Outdoorsy has worked its way into adventure lexicon right up there with puffy jackets. It’s a power word that evokes a special kinship to the outdoors and for many, a declaration of our preference to be outside instead of tethered to the office.
While the frustration of crowded parks, trails, and mountaintops would certainly pluck a few feathers from my down jacket, now is the time to turn the not-so outdoorsy types into outdoorsy believers. If we learn to love the outdoors, we’ll want to protect and preserve it.
Donald Trump’s pick for cabinet positions and subsequent bills introduced have left many of us concerned with what it all means for the environment and the places where we adventure, be it for a trail run, hike, or any number of outdoor activities. There’s already a public lands heist happening and Trump’s environmental agenda favors fossil fuels, logging, and well, pretty much anything that doesn’t conjure up wilderness bliss. [Continue Reading]