Avid Black hiker hopes to ‘break down stereotypes’ with 1,200-mile trek

Emily Ford took thousands of online fans on a 10-week journey, helping shift narrative about who belongs in outdoor spaces Trekking across 1,200-miles of Wisconsin forests and prairies carrying a 65lb pack in temperatures as low as -37F was initially meant as a passion trip for Emily Ford, during her off season as a professional gardener.The 28-year-old ended up taking along thousands of online fans on her journey across the Ice Age national scenic trail, helping to further shift the narrative about who belongs in these outdoor spaces. And on Saturday, when she took her final steps across the frigid… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/08/black-hiker-emily-ford-ice-age-trail-break-down-stereotype