Shawnté Salabert (@shawntesalabert) is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who writes about the intersections of land and people. Her work has appeared in Outside, Alpinist, Backpacker, Adventure Journal, Modern Hiker, REI Co-op Journal, and Land+People, among other fine outlets. Her book Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California is available via Mountaineers Books.
The organization’s equity pledge ignored the work of Teresa Baker and many others striving to make the outdoor industry more inclusive. So we asked a dozen of them how to move forward.