"So much of American outdoors culture is framed around performance and being good at outdoors skills, rather than, like, enjoying them. We celebrate being exclusive rather than inclusive. And outdoorsfolk in stock photos are almost always white, slim, young, and able-bodied."
"we celebrate climbing Everest over building a snowman. Or thru-hiking over weeding the garden. But the validity of time outdoors has nothing to do with technical difficulty."
thread, via twitter https://twitter.com/BlairBraverman/status/1085365621020217344