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Empower BIPOC & LGBTQ Adventurers with Armida's Fund

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The Armida Huerta Adventure Fund for BIPOC Women & LGBTQ+ Folks

Why This Adventure Fund?

We recognize this is a drop in the bucket when confronting systemic racism, homophobia and entrenched inequality. But we feel the freedom, exhilaration and self-realization discovered on wild rivers and trails should be accessible to everyone.

We also recognize there are many barriers to backcountry adventuring. As such, with this fund we seek to provide instruction, loaner and/or equipment gifts, financial support, food, and other necessities to these communities.

We created this fund in honor of our dear friend, partner, sister, Armida Huerta, who passed on March 20th, 2024.

Armida's Fund will be administered by Four Corners Guides, with the goal of expanding offerings through other bikepacking and packrafting guide services 2025 and beyond. Our fiscal sponsor TBA soon! The funds gleaned from this GoFundMe are not tax deductible. And our TBA partner can only fund participants who live in Montezuma County. So these funds will be used for the greater BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities until we establish a national fiscal sponsor.

Who Was Armida?

Armida led a life of adventure and was a gifted athlete. She raced road bikes in the bay area where she grew up. She was an avid packrafter, runner and yoga practitioner. She worked for Alpacka Raft just shy of 10 years, where she was a highly valued employee – knowing how to make every step of a packraft.

Her love of the outdoors, and especially packrafting, was infectious and where she truly felt at home. She enjoyed dozens of packrafting adventures with her partner throughout the desert southwest. As a woman of Mexican-American descent, Armida had a deep desire to engage with other people of color in the outdoors, especially those who didn’t have the means, skill-development or other opportunities to have a safe and meaningful outdoor adventure.

To learn more about Armida and the Adventure Fund, please visit our website:

Donations (3)

  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 20 d
  • B L Phillips
    • $100 
    • 22 d
  • Brian Accola
    • $100 
    • 26 d
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