How To Lace Your Boots

Can I tell you a secret? No one wants sore and painful feet on the trail. A few days ago we chatted about how to take care of your feet in the backcountry and in that post we mentioned lacing your boots differently to prevent blisters. You can read that post by clicking here.  Today, […]

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Why Do I Feel So Guilty Hiking Alone?

So, I’m out solo hiking again today. It’s slowly getting easier every time I do it but I’m still a little nervous. I feel myself having to look for people on the trail, even ones that may not even be there (Read more about my fear at I Hate Hiking Alone). But as I am […]

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La Sportiva Bushido II

Hike Like A Woman has come a long way. There was a time in our past that we’re not proud of. A time when brands were shoving a ton of free gear our way for testing and review. And by review we mean that our team didn’t always give gear a proper testing or give […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Feet In the Backcountry

Do you know that foot problems are one of the biggest problems that we hear about from backcountry hikers and backpackers? Well, we want to help you take care of your feet. That’s why HLAW Founder, Rebecca is here to share her top 5 tips for backcountry foot care. — If you have seen this […]

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FREE Printable Kids Hiking Bingo Cards

Let’s Play Hiking Bingo! If you’re a parent like me then you know kids can sometimes get bored “just hiking” down a trail. Yes they can play with sticks, skip rocks, and enjoy great conversation with us, but sometimes they need a little more.  This is why I created these kid friendly hiking bingo cards! […]

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Trail Trash or Treasure?

Why can’t I take a side? Is it bad that I think the “Treasure” is super cute and fun? Am I not a conservationist because of this? HELP! This past week I was out hiking, trying to slowly overcome my fear of going solo (read more on that at https://hikelikeawoman.net/2020/05/confessions-with-crystal-i-hate-hiking-alone-and-yet-i-am-planning-my-first-thru-hike/. I decided to take a […]

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Why You Should Learn The History of The Trail

It was less than 3 miles, but I was still scared the whole time! Learning to overcome my fear of solo hiking is going to be hard, but it’s one I am determined to do!  Today, I decided on a trail via a few different contributing factors. One, It was one I’ve hiked many times […]

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How To Use Bear Spray

In 2000 I was living and training for biathlon in Canada. On July 6th, I had a good friend and teammate get attacked and killed by a black bear in Quebec. One minute she was out on the run through the trees; the next minute, we were all getting phone calls about Mary Beth’s death. I […]

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How To Have A Stress-Free Hike

The internet is bursting right now with studies showing that time spent hiking in nature reduces stress. It’s true nature is affordable (albeit not professional) therapy. But I have to be honest, sometimes hiking is stressful. I want to say that every time we hit the trails, we have zen-like experiences wandering through the mountains, […]

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How To Keep Your Car Safe At A Trailhead

Have you ever wondered how to keep your vehicle safe while it is parked at a remote trailhead? Let’s be honest. We like to think that our local trails are safe, but every year theft and vandalism occur at trailheads. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to end a leg-busting hike, to […]

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13 Questions I Ask Myself Before Every Hike

I remember this hike like it was yesterday, even though it was years ago. I confidently led a convoy of hikers to a new-to-me trailhead far from home. I was positive that I knew the route to get to the trailhead when we took off. Boy, was I wrong. There were U-Turns, dirt roads, and […]

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How To Climb Your First 14er

Have you ever climbed a 14er? According to the USGS there are 59 “named points” in the state of Colorado that reach14,000 feet or more. While I don’t live in Colorado I do live close enough and have climbed enough 14ers to know what a big deal summiting a 14,000 foot peak is. There’s something […]

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Tents vs Hammocks

Welcome to Get Real With Rebecca. This is the place where Hike Like A Woman founder Rebecca Walsh answers your questions about hiking, camping, backpacking, life, small business ownership and work life balance. On today’s show we answer a reader question all about whether or not it’s better to tent camp or hammock camp. Believe […]

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How To Poop In The Woods

Welcome to Get Real With Rebecca. This is the place where Hike Like A Woman founder Rebecca Walsh answers your questions about hiking, camping, backpacking, life, small business ownership and work life balance. On today’s show we answer a reader question all about “where do you go” and talking about how to do your business […]

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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection | Written by Shelley Roberts Bendall Nothing gets me jazzed up more than making a connection. Luckily, I get to do a lot of that for my job. I coordinate a couple of community-wide accreditation programs and through that I get to meet many people from all walks of life. I […]

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Why I’m Replacing Goals With Habits

It’s New Years Eve and people everywhere are drinking champagne, reminiscing about 2019, kissing someone good looking at the stroke of midnight and vowing to lose weight, save money, find a better job &/or read more books. I used to be one of those people. I promised myself that I’d get fit, lose weight, feed […]

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The Complexities of Friendship

In the past few weeks, I’ve been called all sorts of horrible things via email, private message and publicly by women who I once considered to be my close friends. They are women who I let into our Hike Like A Woman ambassador team and some into my leadership circle. They are women who I’ve […]

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Thank You Anna

This morning I did something that I don’t normally do. I stopped at the coffee shop down the street for a chocolate croissant and a mint tea on my way to work. You see, I’ve had a crazy week full of ups and downs. I needed chocolate. On Tuesday I got some news that totally […]

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Not a hiking post, but a rafting post

We are a group of women who love the outdoors. And sometimes, that doesn’t involve hiking.Today we have a guest post from Madelene who writes about find a new love in outdoor recreation. Who else loves to packraft or kayak?  Not a hiking post, but a rafting post #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently I have […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom?

  Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately with the question of “Am I doing enough as a mom for my girls?” I’m sure I’m not the only mom to ever ask themselves this questions, but it seems to be bothering me more and more now […]

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Path to Discovery

In life, it is never a straight path without mountains and valleys. We can get off course and sometimes off-course is where we’re supposed to be. It can lead us to a better place. I love this piece by Leadership Team member Jessica! She writes about taking chances and taking control of that path. Exploring […]

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The Biggest Imposter of Them All

Do you ever feel like an imposter or that you don’t belong? Leadership Team member April discusses the imposter syndrome and how it’s really all in our heads. The Biggest Imposter of Them All #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Imposter Syndrome: a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized […]

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Do The Hard Things

I think that sometimes in life hard things happen unexpectedly, like the death of a loved one or a relationship gone bad. But sometimes, hard things come as a result of the choices that we make. I tend to make choices that force me to do hard things. Often I wish that I could be […]

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It’s time to get real

Sometimes life doesn’t look like we want it to. Sometimes it doesn’t look like we planned, or like we really want to admit to ourselves our anyone else. But when life gets real, we turn to real ways to find peace. I love this piece by Ambassador Michelle. It really hits home with me. I’m […]

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Blazing Trails – International Living

I love this piece by Ambassador Marianne! So much we have these preconcieved notions of things are supposed to be. But when we turn inward, sometimes we will find we fit into a category that we may think we don’t belong. Blazing Trails – International Living #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Me a trailblazer? Nah…A trailblazer […]

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Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group 

Did you catch yesterday’s podcast episode? In it Rebecca and Crystal visited with Ambassador Jacquelyn about joining an all women’s hiking group. Jacquelyn talks about it further in this blog post. Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group #HikeLIkeAWoman Click To Tweet One of the amazing benefits of being part of Hike Like […]

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Not So Folsom Lake Blues: Spring Hiking after the Rain

Today we follow Allison outside after a wet winter in CA.  She’s a HLAW ambassador who hikes as often as she can locally in the Sacramento area with her dog, Maggy.  Her favorite sound is the crunch of her hiking shoes as they hit the trail! You can find her writing and striving for a […]

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Overcoming Vedauwoo

How do you overcome your fears to do something you want to do? Ambassador Lori is on the blog today talking about just that. She talks to us about a time when she relyed on her friends and her love of nature to conquor something that scares her. Overcoming Vedauwoo #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Overcoming […]

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10 Great Ways to find a hiking partner or group hike

It’s Galentine’s Day! We here at Hike Like A Woman celebrate women and the bonds between women. But sometimes, finding a woman to hike with can be difficult. Today Annie tells us about 10 ways to find a hiking partner or group. Recently Hike Like A Woman was contacted by someone who wanted to become […]

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Not Instagramable

Mara here. I love this post by Chief Adventure Officer Annie! I have often felt like I don’t belong in the outdoor community  because I don’t measure up to what I see on Instagram. But that really doesn’t matter does it? Not Instagramable #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a yearning for travel, exploring […]

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Being Truly Alison Again

For our next installment of Self Improvement Month Ambassador Allison tell us how a major life event led her to new beginnings. For the first installment click here, and for the second installment click here. Being Truly Alison Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I guess I always loved the outdoors but never knew it until […]

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Wide Open Spaces

September is Self Improvement Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love a chance to reflect, grow and improve ourselves. So each Friday, we bring you an article to celebrate Self Improvement Month. To kick off this series, Ambassador Kimberly writes about wide open spaces. Wide Open Spaces #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Almost twelve […]

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How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer

It’s the Dog Days of Summer. Ambassador Lauren tells us how we can out and enjoy the outdoors without letting the Dog Days of Summer get us down or keep us inside. How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Don’t let the heat or humidity keep you inside this summer. […]

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5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike

Hiking alone has its benefits, but so does hiking with others.However, there are several things to consider when sharing the experience with other people. Ambassador Sarah gives us five steps for a successful group hike. 5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Let’s be honest, there are times when I just […]

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The Importance of Volunteering for Trail Maintenance

Did you think about how that amazing trail you love hike stays so clean and not overgrown?  Volunteers spend countless hours keeping our trails in a good hiking condition. Have you ever thought about volunteering to do that work along with others? Ambassador Lori talks about her time volunteering on trail maintenance.  The Importance of […]

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