Southern Picket Range from Mount Terror
North Cascades National Park

One Hike A Week

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How do you define equity and inclusion? How do we represent diversity in the outdoors? Is nature genuinely colorblind? Does scaling more mountains free us all from bigotry?

My thirst for belonging in the outdoors outweighs the systemic barriers. So Here is the journey to surpassing the stereotypes. Here are the lived experiences through the lens of an LGBTQ person of color.

I'm John, and I'm One Hike A Week.

How do you define equity and inclusion? Is nature genuinely colorblind?

Here is the journey to surpassing the stereotypes. Here are the lived experiences through the lens of an LGBTQ person of color.

I'm John, and I'm One Hike A Week.

90

TOTAL TRIPS

*89

88

SOLO TRIPS

*84

1017

TRIPS TO DATE

*927

67

CODY'S TRIPS

*73

67

CONNOR'S TRIPS

*72

*Numbers denote 2020 trips.

As I had sworn off lists after completing the Bulger List in 2016, I said the same about the Top 200 list in 2020. Ironically, the only way for me to continue seeking solitude away from the popular places by tackling more lists. As I tell people when asked, "I'm not committed to any lists, yet."

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My outdoor journey began with one beloved Labrador Retriever. Every adventure signifies a precious memory created with my canine companions.

Hiking once a week was never about personal conquests. It was merely an excuse to explore new places in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Later I developed bigger goals by tackling climbing lists.

Mount Rainier (Columbia Crest) from Liberty Cap
Mount Rainier Wilderness

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