You Are Welcome Here
Wild Diversity is a project that elevates Black, Indigenous, all People of Color & the LGBTQ community in the outdoors. We also offer resources and programing to queer youth, youth of color and low income youth. We are here to provide a safe and welcoming space for our community to explore outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
POSTPONED - February 8-10th
There is so much beauty in the winter season, its time to breakout of your den and see for yourself! This Snow Camping trip will be a fun fill weekend of creating, exploring and building. We will snowshoe in about a mile with our gear loaded onto pulks (sleds for hauling gear). We will build a variety of snow shelters igloos, dugloos and snow trenches for our night in the snow. Yes, we are sleeping on the snow! You will also learn basic backcountry camping and cooking techniques.
Friday Evening: We will meet & greet; pack our gear and put our pulks together. No overnight on Friday.
Saturday Morning: We will return and set out to Wy'east for our overnight adventure.
Sunday Afternoon: We will return to Portland.
This trip is a great opportunity for all experience levels to enjoy snow camping and gain knowledge and confidence. This event is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous , People of Color) as well as queer and trans folx. We are reserving half of all the spot for BIPOC folx so you will notice our multiple ticketing options when you register.
Camping Location: Bennet Pass
Meeting Location: Leaven Community 5431 NE 20thAve, Portland, OR
PreTrip Prep: Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 6PM
Start Date: Sat, Feb 9, 2019
Meeting Time: 8am
End Date: Feb 10, 2019
End Time: 3pm
Closest Airport: Portland, International
Includes: Transportation to trailhead, food, packs, pulks, sleeping bags, stoves, bowls, utensils.
You need to bring: Personal clothing, boots, toiletries. A detailed list will be sent out with your registration confirmation. Wild Diversity's gear library has limited selection personal of clothing and boots available to borrow for this trip. Please let us know in advance if you hope to utilize our clothing and boots.
Trip Leaders: Iggy & Adrian
Hike Location: Leif Erickson Trail
Carpool Location: Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave
Start Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Meeting Time: 9:00AM
End Time: 1:00PM
Trip Leader: Tracie
This hike is open to Black, Indigenous and all People of Color. This will be a body positive hike open to participants of all skill levels. We will meet at Leaven Community at 9AM sharp, sign waivers, collect donations and get in to carpool groups. We plan on hiking for 2-3 hours. No specific destination; this hike is about building community and being outside. We will cater to the groups needs for speed and distance. The elevation is low and our mellow pace will allow the group to easily get up and down any elevation changes. We will take breaks as needed.
You’ll Need to Bring:
- Comfortable shoes to hike in.
- Depending on your needs and the weather you will need warm layers, rain jacket/pants, warm gloves and warm hat.
- Optional: Bring a packed lunch or snack as there will be no scheduled road stops.
Please sign up so we know you are coming!
Looking for belay volunteers!
February is never too early to go camping. Lets get out to the coast to share laugh and tell stories. There are a lot of options to break off into groups to hike, walk on the beach, clam hunt or drop crab traps. This weekend will be great if you have never camped before, have never camped in colder months, and/or would like to spend time with community. You can learn how to set up a strong sleep system to stay warm at night; learn how easy car camping cooking can be; and have an opportunity to explore the coast with community.
This event is reserved for all People of Color.
Camping Location: Garibaldi, OR
Carpool Location: Leaven Community 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR
Meeting Time: Friday, Feb 22nd TBD, Saturday morning departures are also great.
End Date: Sunday Feb 24th
End Time: 4pm
Cost: Sliding Scale $40-80
Trip Leaders: Adrian & Mercy
Meals for the weekend
You need to bring:
A detailed list will be sent out with your registration confirmation.
December 15: Ugly Holiday Sweater Snowshoe
December 10: Herbs for Self Care - DIY Gifts Series
December 3: Salts & Sugars - DIY Gifts Series
December 1: Body Butter - DIY Gifts Series
November 24: Day Hike at Tryon Creek
November 23: Black Friday Un-Climb Night
November 18: Winter Hair Oils - DIY Gifts Series
November 17: Bird Walk with Audubon Portland
November 11: PJ’s & Movies
November 7: Karaoke Night
October 28: Haunted House Field Trip
October 21: Fall Mushroom Foraging
September 28-30: Car Camping
September 22: Get Paddling
September 15: Bird Walk with Portland Audubon
September 14-16: Paddling Weekend Trip
September 10: Un-Climb Night
September 6-9: POC Centered Backpacking Trip
September 1-3: Beginner Backpacking Trip
August 19: Basic Fire Building
August 6: Un-Climb Night
August 1: Archery Night
July 15: Wild at the Coast