Through some click-path on the Internet, I was introduced to Great Old Broads, a national advocacy group made up of women of a “mature” age.
Their membership stretches across the U.S., although not all states have active “Broadband” chapters, Alaska being one. These women understand representation matters, and the great outdoors is and should be a welcoming place for people of all ages (and colors, and genders). They’ve organized to the place of ~8,000 members, and their website lists clear statements on outdoor issues they care about, including climate change and resource extraction.
It’s awesome to see another group coalesced around a passion for wild places. And Great Old Broads gives me something to look forward to: a network of like-minded women for the rest of my adventurous life (and, the potential to keep planning and doing by getting an AK chapter off the ground some day!).