New:
September 28 SHOP DIA & CO AND SUPPORT UNLIKELY HIKERS!
August 27 
– Unlikely Hikers Podcast 13: Where is the Plus-Size Gear? with Tasheon Chillous, Sam Ortiz and Diandra Oliver 
August 12 – I designed a shoe… sneak preview!
August 12 – Condé Nast Traveler: Meet the Women Making the Outdoors More Accessible to All
July 31 – Unlikely Hikers Podcast 12: Disabled Hikers with Syren Nagakyrie & members of the Unlikely Hikers community
June 5
– Justice for Breonna Taylor

Welcome.

I’m a white, queer, fat, femme, writer, hiker, group hike leader and founder of Unlikely Hikers. I have CPTSD and it affects every part of my life. A late bloomer to the outdoors, it wasn’t until 2012 that I went on the hike that would change the course of my life from career waitress to outdoor leader and advocate for underrepresented outdoorspeople.

Outside, I discovered a connection with nature, joyful movement and a sense of place in a world I struggle to fit into. I also found outdoor culture to be often hostile to those who don’t fit the white, straight-size, cishet-normative, able-bodied mold. This led to the creation of Unlikely Hikers. The outdoors should be for EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY.

I live and adventure in Portland, Oregon, but you can find me all over the country leading hikes with Unlikely Hikers.

–Jenny Bruso, she/her/hers | me@jennybruso.com