Southern Picket Range from Mount Terror
North Cascades National Park

One Hike A Week

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YEAR

12

WEEK

09

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.

89

TOTAL TRIPS

*86

84

SOLO TRIPS

*84

928

TRIPS TO DATE

*839

73

CODY'S TRIPS

*78

72

CONNOR'S TRIPS

*7

*Numbers denote 2019 trips.

These featured trips are the last of my Washington State Top 200 Peaks pursuit. It's humbling to be the first known LGBTQ and the first Black and Southeast Asian to complete the list. Plus, #4 finisher to date.

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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