Author Archives: José González

Avatar for José GonzálezJosé G. González is the Founder and Director of Latino Outdoors. Latino Outdoors is a growing community as a network and volunteer-run organization to “connect cultura with the outdoors.”

Visitors holding hands around a giant sequoia

Memories of Redwoods and Sequoia


I was born in a small rural town in the state of Nayarit in Mexico, where the “outdoors” was all around—outside. My memories of that time include playing in the river, running on dirt paths, and walking with family into the foothills to pick pitaya and guamuchile fruits.

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Encontrando Mi Parque


My journey exploring our public lands and the outdoors coincided with my journey inward, exploring my cultural identity. And as those paths intertwined, I came to realize that when we learn to feel a sense of ownership and responsibility for both our natural and cultural spaces, we have richer, fuller, and more empowering experiences.

Entre Los Gigantes


Qué maravilla— ¿cómo es que estos gigantes existen? ¿Qué cuentos han de saber y cuantas historias han de conocer? ¿Qué me dirían a este momento? Recalling one of my most memorable experiences among the redwoods at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State …