Meet Your Guide : Raei bridges
Mindful Outdoor Guide


My intention for this organization is to empower BIPOC to feel comfortable in the backcountry. I consider myself a midwife in this work, simply guiding others to the place where they can find the answers for themselves in ways that work for them and their bodies. I love seeing Black folks resting in the sun by the river with the spaciousness to simply BE. That is why I do this work. 

As people of color we are all navigating the journey of reconnecting to land and place. To finding belonging. Through this organization I aim to midwife a safe and supportive outdoor community that connects folks both on and off the trail, and to be a continuously evolving platform where we can grow, heal, and explore this path together.  

with gratitude,

Raei Bridges

Founder and Lead Guide

  • Wilderness First Responder

  • Certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide

  • Co-chair Environmental Justice Board, NAACP

  • Instructor Intern with Flying Deer Nature Center