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One group is working to bring diversity to the hiking trail

Posted at 7:48 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 19:48:38-05

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — One Buffalo woman is trying to bring all kinds of people together to enjoy nature. She started the group Black Girls Hike to show anyone can do it.

"Every time I went hiking, I wouldn't see women or people that looked like me," said LaTasha Bulluck.

She started the group "Black Girls Hike" in 2019 to encourage diversity. The group started with a handful of members and now sees 15-20 at each outing.

"A lot of black people think hiking is not a thing they should do, I don't know if they're afraid to do it or they just don't want to, they've just got to get out and try it," said James Scott, first time hiker.

The group is inclusive and people are welcome to join the group. Newcomers, experienced, young, old, any ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation can join the group, according to Bulluck.

They hike a few times a month, typically at Eternal Flame Trail in Orchard Park. Over time, they have formed a close bond.

"It's about having a positive attitude, staying healthy and just having fun," said Salley Crews, long-time member. "I love getting together with the group and doing different things."

To get involved, reach out to the group via social media.

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