Life: Go On, Get Out
Since childhood, Rue Mapp has relished the great outdoors. The San Diego-based mother of three grew up hiking through national parks and sitting around a Girl Scout campfire. Now she wants other African-Americans to join her in reaping the physical and mental benefits of communing with nature. That’s why in 2009, she created outdoorafro.com, an online platform to connect campers of color. “We’re opening doors to a new generation of nature enthusiasts,” Mapp explains. Want to join in on the tent-pitching trend? Here are four phased tips to ease you into sleeping under the stars.
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