Ahmaud Arbery and Whiteness in the Running World

Plus, the AT hostels that will not close

Good evening! I hope your week is off to a good start. We just got the first solid rain in a long time, which is great for the farm and for the new hops I planted over the weekend. I can’t wait to brew with them. (Hopefully this fall?? I know virtually nothing about growing hops, so please DM me if you do and have wisdom to share.)

What I’m reading

This Group Is Helping Make Climbing Culture Inclusive: The Brown Ascenders is out to have a good time—and to bring change and equity to the climbing culture. [Joe Purtell for Outside]

The Appalachian Trail Hostels That Will Not Close: In the South, a series of hostels have welcomed hikers, defying trail closures and guidelines. They say they're acting on behalf of their communities. [Grayson Haver Currin for Outside]

My Postpartum Brain on Nature: A mother navigates colic, postpartum depression, fly-fishing, and solace. [Emily Stifler Wolfe for Sierra]

Ahmaud Arbery and Whiteness in the Running World: The response to Arbery's murder highlighted what I already knew: the running world is deeply divided by race, and we must address it. [Alison Mariella Désir for Outside]

Hunger Makes Me: A man’s appetite can be hearty, but a woman with an appetite—for food, for sex, for simple attention—is always voracious: she always overreaches, because it is not supposed to exist. [Jess Zimmerman for Hazlitt, h/t Blair Braverman for resurfacing this]

I Tried Airbnb's Zaniest Online Experiences: Could the company's latest play to own the experience economy transport me virtually around the world? I made sangria with drag queens in Portugal, meditated with sleepy sheep in Scotland, and visited stray dogs in Ukraine to find out just how far Zoom-powered travel could take me. [Nora Caplan-Bricker for Outside]

Last but not least