Contact & Links

Instagram: jennybruso & Unlikely Hikers
Facebook: Jenny Bruso & Unlikely Hikers
Twitter: @jenny_bruso & @unlikelyhikers

1/27: this page BADLY needs updating. And obv this message is just to make me feel better about letting it go for another few months…

Outdoorsy blogs:

According to the Map
Adventures with Chaco
Ben Hikes Things
Cariboose’s Blog
Brown Girl on the PCT
Carrot Quinn
Dora Explores
Homework Hikes
Her Odyssey
Karen K. Wang
Little Grunts (Paulina Dao)
Meaningful Hike
Mental Snakes
Out & About
out lab
Shifting Drishti
The Mirnavator (Mirna Valerio)
This One Wild Heart
The Trail Speaks (Kelly Kate Warren)
Travels & Trailheads
Witch Wandering
Vanessa Pamela Friedman
Wandering Chardonnay
Witch Wandering

Outdoorsy resources:

  • African American Explorations
    By, Teresa Baker. Also, her fb page, African American Nature & Parks Experience is a favorite resource of mine.
  • Altitude Seven
    Inspiring and equipping women to live adventurous, bold & worldly lives.
  • Big City Mountaineers
    Transforming the lives of under-served youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.
  • Brothers of Climbing
    Tackling diversity in rock climbing. We believe there should be more inclusion, better representation, and a tighter community.
  • Brown People Camping (Instagram)
    On a journey to share our journey. Promoting diversity in our public lands and outdoors community, one story at a time.
  • Camber Outdoors
    A national organization dedicated to achieving equality for all women in the outdoors, from backcountry to boardroom.
  • Girl Trek
    A health movement for African-American women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership, and health advocacy.
  • If She Can Do it, You Can Too
    Miho Aida’s incredible project dedicated to empowering women through outdoor role models.
  • Latino Outdoors
    Engaging Latinos/as in the outdoors, connecting familias and youth with nature, and empowering a community of storytellers to explore and share their personal experiences.
  • Melanin Base Camp
    Your home base for diversity in outdoor adventure sports. Our purpose is to inspire you with fresh content from Black, Brown, Asian, Indigenous and LGBTQIA adventure athletes. Join the movement and help us #diversifyoutdoors.
  • Outdoor Afro
    Where Black people and nature meet.
  • The Outdoor Journal Tour
    Supporting and empowering each other while providing a space to do some self-reflection via physical exercise, journaling, meditation and group discussions with like-minded women.
  • OUT There Adventures
    Non-profit organization empowering queer youth through their connection with the natural world.
  • She Explores
    A Website for Inquisitive Women in the Outdoors, on the Road, and Besides.
  • Terra Incognita Media
    Dedicated to stirring the pot in the outdoor industry through an intersectional feminist lens.
  • The Trail Posse
    A media initiative which regularly covers race, diversity and inclusion in the outdoors.
  • Unlikely Hikers (Instagram)
  • The Venture Out Project
    Bringing the queer community together to experience the beauty and fun of the wilderness. Trips run by queer people for queer people, open to people of all levels.
  • Wild Abundance Expeditions
    Intentionally creating brave spaces for people of size to connect and celebrate the abundance of their bodies and lives through adventure in the outside world.

Other stuff I like:

  • Nicole Antoinette
    The home of honest conversations, from her incredible podcast (Real Talk Radio), writing and day-to-day personal stories she shares on Instagram.
  • Always Never Yesterday
    A podcast and newsletter about art, music, opportunities, good times and the future by my friend, Rob Loucks.
  • Babe Wax
    An all gender waxing salon in Portland, Oregon, founded by my friend, Mads.
  • Chubstr
    A style destination for big and tall or plus size men.
  • Erin Aquarian
    An intuitive healer, tarot reader, life coach, spiritual artist, teacher and mentor based in Portland, Oregon.
  • FabUplus Magazine
    A fitness magazine for the plus-sized woman. Celebrating real people living their best lives.
  • Fat Chance Coaching
    Alex Lannon is a Health at Every Size (HAES) Personal Trainer and Health Coach in Oakland, California
  • Lacy Davis / Super Strength Health
    Lacy J. Davis is a health and wellness coach, personal trainer, public speaker, podcaster, writer, eating disorder recovery specialist, body love advocate, and artist located in Portland, OR.
  • Liberation Barbell
    A barbell gym for queer folks, trans folks and people of all sizes. We are here for intersectional feminists, people of color, vegans, artists, parents, weirdos, punks and book nerds. Liberation Barbell celebrates ALL of our inherent strengths and differences.
  • The Militant Baker
    Jes Baker is a blogger, speaker, author and mental health professional on a mission to turn our society’s concept of beauty on its oppressive head because every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender or age.
  • Virgie Tovar
    Author, activist and a leading expert and lecturer on fat discrimination and body image. She started the hashtag #LoseHateNotWeight

Reading List:


  1. Hey Jenny! I just wanted to let you know that I referenced you in my latest blog. I think what you’re doing is great in not just creating an inclusive and safe outdoor community, but talking about it as well. The only way to defeat social stigmas is to acknowledge them and show how harmful and unnecessary they are. Happy hiking!


  2. Hi Jenny!
    You were referenced in an Outside Magazine article I read and I was intrigued by the name so I checked out your page and I love what you have created! Do you ever host events in New England? I’m always looking for groups to hike with and would love to become part of this community


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