The Courage to Be Me

Self doubt is nasty friend to have. And yet, we’ve all welcomed this friend into our lives. Finding the courage to overcome it is one of the most freeing and rewarding thing you can do. Ambassador Jessica tells us about her struggle and how she worked to tell self doubt it didn’t belong. The Courage […]

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Reader Spotlight – Tami Brooks

We at Hike Like A Woman love you, our readers. You are the foundations of this community. Today we feature one of our readers. Meet Tami Brooks. Reader Spotlight – Tami Brooks #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’m Tami Brooks, Hi, and I from North Alabama in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range, Beautiful. Originally […]

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Hiking with the Mad Hatter

There is a saying out there, “Hike your own hike.” Everyone hikes with a different story. Ambassador Mickey explains how her hike involves the Mad Hatter. Hiking with the Mad Hatter #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I hike with the Mad Hatter on a regular basis. See the Mad Hatter and I are rather close in […]

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In Search of a Giant

Trees are such amazing organisms. They can get so big, and I love walking among them and feeling so small. Just imagine if these trees that are hundreds and thousands of years old could talk! Ambassador Lori writes about visiting a park with magnificent trees on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. In Search of a […]

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Fitletic Pace Armband + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Fitletic provide us with a sample at not charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. I run and hike with my dog all time. But holding her on a leash leaves me without a hand free hand. And while hiking, the other hand is always holding my […]

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Finding new paths and new experiences

Mara here. I am so jealous of Ambassador Marianne who is experiencing new things while living in a new country. Today she tells us about her new life in South America as well as the importance of hiking your own hike. Finding new paths and new experiences #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “If you’re brave enough […]

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Operation Avoid Burnout

Rebecca here. Today’s podcast episode isn’t awesome. It’s a quick note to let you know that I need to step away from the podcast for just a month as I tackle the beast that is purchasing a gear shop. For the past 8 months I’ve been transitioning myself into the world of outdoor retail as […]

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Adventure Abounds

What does the word “adventure” mean to you? Hike Like A Woman Brand Partnership and Sponsorship Team Leader Annie tells us what being a “real adventurer” means to her. Adventure Abounds #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently while surfing through my Facebook feed I came across an article. Most of the time of I keep right […]

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KATARINA MINI SKIRT by SKHOOP + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Skhoop provided a sample to us at no cost in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Have you ever hiked in a skirt? Like Magazine Editor Lucy I’ve seen people wearing them and wondered how they’d be. Lucy reviewed a Skhoop skirt. Read on to see what she thinks. KATARINA […]

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Hillsound Trail Crampons Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Who says you can’t hike in winter? And who says you can’t hike when it’s snowy and icy. Crampons can keep you from slipping on the ice. Ambassador Michelle recently tested a pair of Hillsound Trail Crampons. Below are her thoughts. Hillsound Trail Crampons Review + GIVEAWAY!!! #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I was given this […]

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Chickens, Iowa and Hiking

Meet Jessica Hubbard. Jessica is a HLAW Ambassador from Iowa. She’s also in charge of our Adventure Book Club and this was the first time that we recorded a podcast live in our Membership community. I hope you enjoy our conversation today. You can listen to the show right here on our website, just click […]

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Plus-sized hiking attire–because we’re all hikers

Social Media Manager April and Ambassador Lori compiled a list for all of us that need comfy, cute, plus-sized hiking attire. Plus Sized Hiking Attire because we’re all hikers #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet So you’ve been looking for hiking attire and you are not a size 2? On a recent blog post sponsored by REI, […]

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Heather’s Choice Dehydrated Oatmeal Review

Note: Heather’s Choice provided samples to us at no cost in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. I love oatmeal in the backcountry for breakfast. My only hangup with it, is it it so hard to clean out of my bowl in the backcountry. But with Heather’s Choice, I […]

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From Summer Camp to the PCT

Meet Jessie Dickerson. Jessie is a camp counselor. An outdoor educator. A thru-hiker and once she had to call Search & Rescue. Today on the show we chat about everything summer camp, to the future of our planet and her trek last summer along the California portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. If you send […]

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What I Learned From Cheryl Strayed

I feel like part of being human is dealing with the ebb and flow of life. There’s a cycle of stress followed by calm. There’s chaos followed by order. There’s disappointment followed by good news. Failure followed by success. Last night I attended a lecture given by Cheryl Strayed at the University of Wyoming. Her […]

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Balloon Bust

Mara here. I know that the effort and meaning behind balloon release mean well, but they are terrible for our environment and wildlife. I can’t help but view them as littering, and see them as the same as a group of people gathering to throw litter on the ground. Brand Sponsorship and Partnerships Team Leader […]

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Searching for Sunshine: Spring Break in the Desert

When most people think of Spring Break they think of co-eds on the beach. But Spring Break is a great time to explore nature. Ambassador Sarah tells us why we should explore the desert during the spring time. Searching for Sunshine: Spring Break in the Desert #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “We need the possibility of […]

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Survival Hax Fire Starter Review + BOGO!!!

Note Survival Hax provided samples to us at no cost. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Are you the kind of person who is always prepared? This Survival Hax fire starter can help give you the assurance you can have a nice fire if needed. Ambassador Jacquelyn tested the fire starter. Below are her […]

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Having The Courage To Be Authentic

  Meet Alexandra DiRuscio. Alex is a mom, a hiker, a cyclist, a comedy writer and founder of  who often channels her inner Katniss with archery. Today on the show we chat about everything from starting a new business to being authentic and I think you’re going to love our conversation. Alex is humble, down-to-earth […]

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Reader Spotlight – Heidi Harnapp

The women who read the HLAW blog, follow us on social media, join us for local hikes, listen to our podcast, and read our digital magazine are AMAZING. Today we’re highlighting once such amazing woman. Heidi Harnapp Reader Spotlight – Heidi Harnapp #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Hi, I’m Heidi Harnapp, and I live in Broomfield, […]

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LEKI’s Aergonlite 2 Vertical Lady + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: LEKI provided samples to us at no cost for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. I never thought I would use trekking pole unless I was injured. But then I bought a pair for an epic hike, and have never looked back. There are so many uses for them, and […]

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Here’s To Strong Women

It’s Women’s History Month and earlier this week we celebrated International Women’s Day so we thought it’d be fitting today to chat on the podcast about some women who have been influential in our lives and shaping our love for the outdoors. First up Rebecca talks about being inspired by the courage and strength of […]

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Who Inspires You? Women Mentors in the Outdoors

During the month of March we celebrate women with Women’s History Month, and yesterday was International Women’s Day. Is there a woman in your life that has helped shape who you are? Ambassador Sarah shares with us two women who mentored her and helped her become the women she is. I love how she shows […]

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One Fresh Cup Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: One Fresh Cup provided samples to us at no cost to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. Are you an avid coffee drinker? I sure am. One of the problems I have in the backcountry is finding good coffee that easy to make and creates minimum mess. Ambassador and thru-hiker […]

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Brand Squawk Review + COUPON!!!

Note: Brand Squawk provide us sample at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Everyone loves a good T-shirt and the softer and comfier the better. Brand Squawk aims to provide comfortable, casual tops for everyday wear with fun and true to heart words and graphics. Ambassador Laura had […]

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An Interview With A Scaredy Cat

Hi Friends and welcome to episode 067 of the HLAW podcast! I’m thrilled to have Lori Roberts on the podcast today. Lori is an HLAW Ambassador and a woman who I greatly respect and admire. She is also one of my favorite Canadians, a hiker, and a self-proclaimed scaredy cat. You can learn more about […]

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Compass Outdoor Utility Lantern + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Compass Outdoors provided samples to us at no cost for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. I have found myself on the trail a few time in the dark. This Compass Outdoors Utility Lantern looks pretty awesome and versatile. Ambassador Tanya had the chance to use and test the lantern. Below are […]

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Crystal’s Galentine

Crystal’s Galentine #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet We conclude our Galentine’s Day love with a video from our Video Editor, Crystal. Crystal traveled the Appalachian Mountains from Florida and met up with fellow Hike Like A Woman Ambassador and staff member Lucy, who is our magazine editor. Galentine’s Day is a play on Valentine’s Day and […]

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Felicia’s Galentines

As we continue celebrating Galentine’s Day all month long, we welcome Ambassador Felicia to blog today. Felicia tells us about a special friend that is always there for her. Felicia’s Galentines #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet After the birth of my first child, I struggled to rediscover myself until I found a local outdoor fitness program […]

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Jenny’s Epic Side Hustle

Can you believe that we’re already at episode 66 of the podcast? I’m thrilled to have Jenny Owens on the podcast today. On today’s show we get to know Jenny and learn more about her start-up or as she put it, her “side hustle” — CampRents. CampRents is an online gear rental program coming live […]

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Feeling healthy, finding beauty on the trail

We struggle with our body image so much. Society tell us we have to look a certain way to be accepted. But nature doesn’t care, and in nature we can connect with ourselves and learn that we are perfect. And when we learn that we don’t care what society says the “norm” is. Ambassador Lori […]

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Hiking Rim to River at the Grand Canyon

Mara here. Last year I was extremely fortunate to score backcountry permits to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It was the trip of a lifetime. This post is my trip report, and how to score the coveted permits. Hiking Rim to River at the Grand Canyon #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Grand Canyon […]

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