Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good to Break Stereotypes

Breaking the stereotype and showing people that your life doesn’t have to be the same as their preconceived notions does feel really awesome! I love how Contributor Diane Vukovic says that it not only make us feel good to break stereotypes, but it also sets an example for others. Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good […]

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I’m Almost Not a Scaredy Cat

Many people have a fear of heights. And in hiking that can sometimes be a problem. Welcome Contributor Lori Roberts to the blog today and read about why she’s almost not a scaredy cat. I’m Almost Not a Scaredy Cat #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I arrived at the 5 Km marker after climbing the mountain […]

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Klondike Letters Project

Have you ever wanted to communicate with your future self? Tell yourself, don’t forget this part of your trip. Or remember how amazing this part was? The Klondike Letters Project is a program where hikers write post cards to themselves from atop Chilkoot Pass, and then receive that note a year later. Reader Corrie Francis […]

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The Day I Fell for the Mountains

Mara here. Growing up in Arkansas we have our fair share of rugged terrain, but no real mountains. I had never been above the tree line until I went out west. And like Contributor Laura Friesen describes below, when you climb that high and see the rocky peaks towering above you, it is like falling […]

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Motherhood With Mickey

Meet @HikeitMomma  on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet Meet Mickey, Mickey is a Wyoming-based mother of 4. She’s a military wife, fitness professional, hiker, and mother of an autistic child. On today’s show, we talk about how nature sustains her and her family through difficult times. You might have read a post she wrote for […]

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Chasing The Ashes

Have you ever tackled a hike that you knew you could complete, but you just didn’t want to? I love how Contributor Sarah Kyllo put it in her story here. There are days you simply show up and see how the trip unfolds. Even though she didn’t complete what she set out to do, Sarah’s […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

The outdoors not only can heal us, but it helps us cope with life. Contributor Mickey Sanderson discusses how fresh air, dirt, and the outdoors helps her son have more happiness in his life. This is a powerful story. A Breath of Fresh Air #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Giggles, coos, goo goo gaga, and then […]

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Sticking It Out

It is amazing how the more you do something, the more comfortable you become with it. My first backpacking trip was much different than mine now. Welcome Contributor Andie Renner-Miller the blog today. She wrote this piece in the middle of the night on her first backpacking trip to calm her anxieties. I think you’ll […]

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Meet Meg

Meet Meg Meg is a Colorado woman who is in the process of quitting her job to pursue her dream. On today we chat about a trek to Nepal and what it did to inspire her to follow her dreams.    You can follow Meg’s adventures on her website www.foxintheforest.net I loved our conversation and I […]

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A Comparison of Now and Then

My hiking body and mind is definitely different than it was when I was I was in my early 20s. As we age, not only does our body change, but so do our goals and other aspects of life. Welcome Contributor Kristine Huffman to blog today as she discusses a comparison of her hiking now […]

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Come Eclipse In Wyoming

Hi Everyone, Rebecca here with an important PSA. The eclipse is coming! On Monday, August 21st a total solar eclipse will occur in the United States. I know just the place to visit for the perfect view. View the #greatamericaneclipse from Sunrise #wyoming! #thatswy Click To Tweet Wyoming! A few weeks ago I was camping […]

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Floating Down a River

South Africa sounds like such a magical place. Hiking up steep mountains and through narrow canyon sounds like a trip of a lifetime. Welcome Contributor Diane Shearer to the blog today as she discusses a recently hiking trip on the Hex River. Floating Down A River #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently I fell asleep under […]

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Thousand Miler Book Review

I am always amazed at people who thru hike. I cannot imaging hiking a long-distance trail from one end to another, but it is something that I would like to do someday. There are many more long-distant other than the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail. You can learn about the Ice Age Trail in […]

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Hiking With Hanna

Meet Hanna. Hanna is a down-to-earth outdoor Mom who is fun, adventurous and navigating life as a new Mom. She’s also part of our 365 Mile Challenge. Today we chat about life and Hanna’s badass Russian heritage. I hope you enjoy our conversation.   #Hiking with Hanna on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet ********** Show […]

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Climbing Over Fear and Stereotypes

If you listen to what society tells you, it will never be safe enough or the right time to try new things. I have found one of the best ways to over your fear of something is to actually do it. And sometimes, do it a few times. After you accomplish what you’ve set out […]

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The Fountain of Youth

I have heard many people talk about the Camino de Santiago being life changing. It never occurred to me that the preparation and training is equally as life changing. Contributor Marianne Hoffman trained and walked the trek and found the fountain of youth along the way. The Fountain of Youth #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I […]

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Recommended Hikes in Southwest Montana

I’m super excited to have my friend Amelia with Tales of a Mountain Mama on the blog today with a special post all about kid-friendly hikes in Southwest Montana. You can also find her on last week’s podcast show. Take it away Amelia… Recommended #hikes in #southwest #montana with @mtnmamatales & @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet […]

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Finding Myself Again

It’s easy to get caught up in life and lose yourself to your day-to-day tasks. Life happens, and life happens quickly. Contributor Jacquelyn O’Connor explains how she found herself again through hiking. I feel like this is something many of us can identify with. Finding Myself Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Growing up I was […]

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Hiking for Grayson

Mara here. Have you heard of Tay-Sachs Disease? I hadn’t until I met Felicia Kemp online and talked about her family’s struggle with the disease. In order to prevent other families from struggling, the Kemps have started the online campaign #HikeForGrayson to spread awareness and raise money to find a cure for the disease. Read […]

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Adventuring With Amelia

Meet my friend Amelia. You might already know her from her amazingly awesome website, Tales Of A Mountain Mama. If you don’t I’m happy to introduce you to her. But what you probably don’t know about her is that she’s the mother of (almost) 5, some of the secrets of living in Yellowstone National Park, […]

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Growing in the Wilderness

The wilderness is s place for rest and relaxation, and it is also a place for growth. Contributor Deirdre Denali Rosenberg discusses how spending time in the wilderness has helped her grow as a person. Growing in the Wilderness #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet We’ve all been stuck. Every one of us. Caught up in day-to-day […]

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Routeburn Track

Explore the beautiful country of New Zealand with Contributor Bozenka Raich as she talks about her trek along the Routeburn Track. Routeburn Track #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Day One of two days Whilst sitting at the pub on a Wednesday night in April with my two new friends (Lisa and Amanda), I was listening to […]

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Nature Is All Around

Mara here – I am fortunate to live in a town with a national park. I can literally leave my office and be on a national park hiking trail within five minutes. But I haven’t always lived so close to a national park. In fact when I was in college, I was far from any […]

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Happy Father’s Day from HLAW

Happy Father’s Day to all in our Hike Like A Woman community. To celebrate our dads, Ambassador Annie writes about what the holiday means for her, as well as compiled thoughts from our ambassadors. Happy Father’s Day from HLAW #HikeLIkeAWoman Click To Tweet Father’s Day is upon us and while we are all about supporting […]

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Misadventures With Annie

Super stoked to have Annie with #teamHLAW on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast today! Click To Tweet Meet Annie! Well, you probably already know her but now’s your chance to really get to know her as we interview her today for the show. Annie is part of our HLAW Ambassador team and she’s now part of our […]

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Plus Sized Perception

I think as women we can have what society says is the “perfect body” and still see things wrong with it. We hear the negative comments from other and tell ourselves that it’s only words but it still hurts. Welcome Ambassador Annie to the blog today as she discusses our struggles with body image. Plus […]

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Snow Many Problems

Don’t let bad weather keep you from exploring and enjoying the outdoors. Contributor Magretha “Mo” Palepale writes about a recent snow storm that didn’t keep her indoors. Hike Like A Woman Locals is a great way to find friends to hike with, even if the weather is not sunny. Snow Many Problems #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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The Via Francigena With Chandi

Meet Chandi. Chandi is an author, adventurer, solo female traveler and a teacher. Her book, Return To Glow was recently published and I think you’re going to enjoy our conversation. You can find Chandi on her website, Paradise of Exiles.  Enjoy the show.    Show Notes: 7:00 The Via Francigena in Italy. 13:00 Learning to step away from the pain […]

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Women Who Inspire Jill

There are so many inspiring women in our world. Ambassador Jill said she couldn’t narrow it down to just one woman who inspires her. She has listed three women who have affected her and why they inspire here. Women Who Inspire Jill #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet p.s. this post is brought to you by the […]

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30 Good Reasons To Join Us for Outdoor School

We’re SO excited! 70 amazing Outdoor Women have registered for our first session of the HLAW Outdoor School. Our goal is to educate, inspire and entertain as we dive into this 10-week online class designed by and for outdoor women. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to join in on our […]

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Drawn to the Mountains

Art evokes feelings that are unique to each viewer. The same goes for what draws us into nature. Contributor Diane Shearer of South Africa shares why she is drawn to the mountains, as well as some of her wonderful artwork inspired by those mountains. Drawn to the Mountains #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The best answer […]

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Traveling With Baggage Book Review (+ Giveaway!)

I have seen this book suggest through many outdoors websites. With a name like Traveling with Baggage, it definitely sounds interesting. Welcome Ambassador Jennifer Hewitt to the blog today as she gives us her thoughts on the book. Traveling With Baggage #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet On the outside I look like your typical adventure girl. […]

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The Adventure Mama

Meet Kirsten. Kirsten is an adventure Mama living in Crested Butte Colorado. She admits that her outdoor adventures don’t look perfect but that’s what makes them adventures.  You can find Kirsten on her website at The Adventure Mama. A post shared by Kirsten (@theadventuremama) on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:42am PST Enjoy our conversation. Show […]

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Defying the odds – hiking after injury

I am always amazed by stories of people who are told they cannot do something anymore after an injury and then come back to prove everyone wrong. Welcome contributor Nikki Carson to the blog today as she discusses how a fall threatened to end her hiking career, but she refused to let it. Defying the […]

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Finding Calm in Out Back

Immersing yourself in  nature is a great way to heal both your body and your mind. Going into the backcountry also teaches you how to rely on yourself. Welcome contributor Liesl Magnus to the blog as she tell us about her transformation with Out Back. Finding Calm in Out Back #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I […]

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