All of us here at Hike Like A Woman are truly thankful for everyone who makes it possible for this community. Hike Like A Woman’s Brand Partnerships & Sponsorship Team Leader Annie shares her thoughts on this holiday of thanks.

The time of year is approaching that makes one reflect and gives thanks. We here at Hike Like A Woman have a lot to be thankful for.

Our contributors give willingly and freely, without perks, in donating their work to our site. We truly appreciate taking the time from your busy life to give your heartfelt thoughts and feelings from the trail.

The Ambassadors behind Hike Like A Woman work even harder, giving their time, efforts, and skills to assist in everything from content, to gear reviews, and operation assistance.

Thank you, without you and how much or little you contribute, our jobs would be all the more difficult.

 

Staff here at Hike Like A Woman are a tireless crew, working day and night to keep this crazy train on the tracks. All that our readers see passes through these hands in one form or another. Magazine, Swag, Outdoor School, Blog Content, Social Media, Community, Sponsorships, and much more are created and cultivated by one dedicated tribe of wild women for little to no pay. There are not enough leaves on the trees to represent all the thanks you deserve.

This combined effort is all for one thing and one only…..YOU! Our fans, the outdoor community of women we all work so hard and pour our heart and souls into are all for you.

We wanted to create this community for women by women so like minded women could convene and converse without worry of prejudice or judgement.

Another thing we didn’t want to be, elitist. No crazy trail ninjas here, just women, each beautiful in their own way, from all different skill levels and walks of life.

Hike Like A Woman is made of women just like YOU in one form or another. We all shall a commonality in some way, one of those most certainly our love for the outdoors.

So at this time, to all of our fans, I want to say THANK YOU! Not just for following us, buying swag, reading our material, helping us support our sponsors but for helping us build this community into what it is, thank you.

There is so much to be thankful for. We literally cannot list everything. Some of the Ambassadors also wrote what they are thinking of today as we take the time to be thankful. Leave a comment and tell us what you are thankful for.

“I’m thankful I can step outside into the chilly morning air and see the frosty plumes of my breath as I head out onto the trail. I’m thankful for late autumn afternoon sunlight spilling through the low branches of the cedar trees in my backyard and for the birds that flit around the feeder snatching bits of cracked corn and safflower seeds. I’m thankful for my dogs who curl up at my feet and keep my toes warm while I read a good book. I’m thankful that my family and friends know and accept me for who I am and understand my need for a connection to this earth and the everyday beauty she so graciously bestows upon us.” – Jessica

“I am Thankful for….
I know it sounds cliche, but I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for all the memories we’ve made this past year and for the memories we will make in the future. Being able to travel, raise our daughter to be in nature, and to be blessed with all the amazing people I’ve met along the way. I am thankful for this wonderful community of women that help me push myself when I feel like I want to give up, comfort me when I’m down, and for being the most amazing sisterhood a girl could ever ask for! Thank you!” – Crystal

“I’m ever so grateful for a year of growth, new friends, new experiences, new adventures and My HLAW Tribe.  My HLAW Tribe inspires me to be brave and a little silly sometimes.” – Michelle

“As my family gathers from near and far, I find myself being so very thankful for many things. I’m thankful for my husband who has supported my every whim for 37 years now. He will always be at my side, no matter what. I am thankful for my sons and their families and thankful that they still love coming home to celebrate togetherness. I’m thankful for my friends, both old and new, who will always have my back, no matter what. I am thankful that I was blessed with a zest for life and a spirit for adventure that helps me to be the very best person I can be. And lastly,  I am truly thankful for everyone who has ever crossed my path as you all are the threads which make up the fabric in my Quilt of Life” – Jill

“I’m thankful for days in the sun, walks through the snow, and the quiet peace of the universe (when I can find it!) I’m thankful for books, oversized cups of tea, and my fleece blanket. I’m thankful for my husband & fur-child, who bring me the soft, everyday joy I both cherish oftentimes take for granted. I’m thankful for this hiking community and the real, everyday friends and moms and women that I’ve met who remind me perfection is a ridiculous goal and happiness and balance are the real deal.” – Christinia

Being born healthy.  Having a healthy brain and body, working limbs, and an old soul.  The human body is really like a temple – we’re only given one, and must do our best to maintain it. Even If I haven’t been handed or given a lot in life, the things that I have (health, a loving family, a roof over my head, and nutrients) are really major things in the big picture, and are truly what I’m thankful for. – April

“I’m thankful for so many things in my life:  where I’ve come from, what I learned along the way, and where I am now, living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  I’m fortunate to have met friends that have become like family in addition to my parents, sister, and nieces.  I’m also thankful for being a part of a community (both at Hike Like a Woman and my local outdoor club) where I am inspired by people who find their joy and passion by going outside, exploring, and having adventures.  These people challenge me to be a stronger climber, to hike more often, to see new places and write about it, and try things I never thought I could do.  And I’m thankful for my dog, Millie, who is always up for an adventure.” – Sarah

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