By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

Wearing out its welcome

 

March 13, 2019



I was surprised to read Frances Kim’s guest editorial in which she wrote about feeling excluded from the Bozeman outdoor community.

Kim wrote that, “the outdoors are inherently exclusionary.”

I beg to differ.

Because much of Montana’s outdoor recreation is free for the taking, it’s very inclusionary.

You don’t have to be any particular color in order to take a hike, cast a fly, or ride a bike. There is simply little diversity in our population. We’re pretty much white folk and American Indians.

Frances, however, appears to be more concerned about the lack of people of color in...



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