We are here to support you and your personal connection with the outdoors.
We want to create a welcoming space within our adventures for both novice and experienced adventures. Participants join us because they want to build community within the outdoors. You are welcome here.
We have all the gear you need...well most of it. We want you to join our adventures without the high cost of gear. We have all the big items-- tents, tarp tents, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and gear for cooking and eating. All you need to bring is your own personal items. Check out the full packing list here.
As a group we are only as fast as our slowest hiker. We don't leave anyone behind or make anyone feel they are holding the group back. We do have to get from A to B and we take the up hills slowly and take breaks each hour. We are always happy to break when our friends, you, need additional support.
Going to the bathroom in the wild can feel a little out of your comfort zone. Don't worry, your Adventure Leader will show you the ropes on proper bathroom use on your trip.
For many camping trips, backcountry toilets are available.
We tend to go without showers on our trips and you can always freshen up at nearby water sources.
Wild Diversity will pack all the food we need for backpacking trips and overnight paddling trips. We receive your dietary restriction once you register and we plan our meals accordingly. You will have snacks that you can bring along for in between meals.
For camping trips, check the event listing to see if meals are provided. If you need to bring your own food for camping trips we will bring a large camping stove so you can cook similarly to what you do at home. There will also be a campfire and grill for cooking.
Drinking water for multi day events is treated water from nearby water sources making it safe to consume. Bring your own water for single day events and camping trips. For camping trips, bring at least 2 liters for each day that is at least a gallon and a half for a two night trip.
Tarp tents will often be taken for backpacking and paddling trips as we have limited supply of single person tents. They take up little room in your pack and can feel like a new experience to some. Your adventure leaders will show you how to get yours set up. If you'd prefer an enclosed tent, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We support each other. Being on a group trip there are many things that have to be done to support the trip. Setting up tents, cooking, cleaning, treating water, doing a critter hang-- your adventure leaders will show you how to do all these tasks. You can take turns and refine your skills as a team.
We believe that the outdoors should be a place to retreat. A place to connect with nature, others and yourself. There is plenty of time to read, write, swim, hike, connect and share stories on our adventures. This is why we go outside!
Our trips are a community centered way to support folks new to the outdoors or folks who are looking for community. At the beginning of our backpacking and multi day paddling trips we go over all your packing list items to ensure no crucial items were missed. We then distribute group gear evenly throughout the group; provide you with any essentials you requested; and pack all our packs together. Then we carpool or caravan to our destinations. At the end of our trip we come back as a group it will take about 1 hour to check in and clean all the gear. We ask our participants to help in this process.
For many camping trips please review the listings for meeting locations, times and carpool and caravanning options. Adventure leaders will bring any requested gear.
We want to support those who are most vulnerable in our community. Folks will stay masked or distant during our events. When walking around other folks we ask you to wear your mask. You may take off your mask when you are in place or distant from other folks. While actively hiking we ask those who want to move maskless to be at the back of the group. Those cooking will wear masks, gloves and will serve other participants. We have hand sanitizer and hand washing stations for all of our multi day events. We also have sanitizing washes for our cooking and eating gear. There is no pressure to disclose your vaccination status.
Wild Diversity is committed to dismantling all systems of oppression, whether they are found in institutional power structures, interpersonal relationships, or within ourselves. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of participants in any form. You can view Wild Diversity's full Code of Conduct here.