On day four of a recent New Mexico backpacking trip, my hiking boots heavy and wet, I paused to catch my breath on the banks of the Gila River and realized I wa...
Amanda Machado is a writer, editor, teacher and world traveler currently living in Oakland, California. She works with nationally renowned publications and nonprofits, sharing her experiences on the road, the trail and everywhere in between. Amanda is also a founding member and lead writer for Brown Environmentalist, a collaborative, long-form and multimedia collective working to amplify the experiences, contributions and leadership of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in the environment. REI member since 2017.
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