Trail Connection

Today is Father’s Day. Our fathers have shaped us and molded us. As we celebrate our fathers today, we hear from Ambassador Lori about her father. It’s a beautiful piece and I can’t do it justice to try to summarize it, so I’ll just let her take it from here. Trail Connection #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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A Wild Chat With Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, and the New York Times best-selling books Brave Enough and Tiny Beautiful Things and the novel, Torch. She is also co-host of the Dear Sugars podcast and advice column. She is an author, wife, mom, hiker, activist, world traveler and we […]

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Planning My First Trip

Havasupai Falls is somewhere that looks like a fairy tale. Ambassador Michelle was lucky to score the coveted permits and be able to hike to there. This was her first major trip to plan out herself. Read below to see how she tackled planning for an adventure trip across the country.  Planning My First Trip […]

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Good Job Miss America Organization

Mara here. So this week the Miss America Organization made a HUGE announcement. The are cutting the swimsuit portion of the pageant. This is a major step toward teaching women everywhere to embrace their bodies. Below is my reaction to the announcement. Good Job Miss America Organization #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The Miss America Organization […]

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I Could Chase It Forever: On the things that change your life

Have you thought about becoming a Hike Like A Woman Ambassador? The applications period is now open. Ambassador Sarah writes about what being an Ambassador means and how it has changed her life. If you are interested in becoming and Ambassador, check out the Become An Ambassador page. I Could Chase It Forever: On the […]

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Capitol Reef NP – Adventures of Two HLAW Ambassador

Mara here. Boy, am I jealous that Hike Like A Woman’s Jill and April were able to get together. And not only did they get together, they got together in Utah! Jill writes about their adventure. Capitol Reef NP ~ Adventures of Two HLAW Ambassador: when 2 worlds collide #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Capitol Reef […]

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Q&A With Rebecca

Welcome to episode 074 of the Hike Like A Woman podcast. This episode is a little unusual. I mean, this is HLAW so things are always unusual 😉 Today Rebecca spends a few minutes answering reader questions and she talks all about her new store, Basecamp in beautiful downtown Laramie Wyoming. We hope you enjoy […]

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Will Hike For Donuts

Mara here. I have a major sweet tooth! Hiking for donuts is so up my alley. Ambassador Sarah gives some great tips on how to properly fuel your body during hikes as well as tips on training for an epic hike. Will Hike For Donuts #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet A few months ago I was […]

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Wyoming CDT Adventure

Do you let fear keep you from doing something that has the potential for awesomeness? Self doubt is most definitely not a friend. Ambassador Michelle writes about how she almost let self doubt get in the way of a trip of a lifetime, but instead pushed it aside. Wyoming CDT Adventure #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet […]

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Why You Need a Girls Weekend in Wyoming

This post is sponsored by Wyoming Tourism. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. Rebecca here. I know, it’s been a while. I’ve taken the month off of Hike Like A Woman because of this little (I mean, huge terrifying, overwhelming) new thing in my life but I’m back! So let’s talk about why you […]

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Our Favorite National Park Memories

Rebecca here, I know, I’m actually writing a blog post… It’s no secret that we love public lands here at Hike Like A Woman. National Parks. State Parks. National Forests. BLM Land. National Historic Sites. We love them all. Last summer I headed to Fort Laramie with my two children. We only live a few […]

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Where in the world is Rebecca?

Welcome back to the HLAW podcast! After a short hiatus, we’re back with a quick episode. During today’s show, Annie and I talk about what’s been going on the past month, what’s going on in the future with HLAW and our Ambassador program. We’ll give you a heads up that this show was recorded at […]

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Go, find your people!

Are you a solo hiker or do you enjoy going with a group? Ambassador Michelle tells us why she hikes with groups, even though she likes being alone. Through her story, she discusses the importance of finding her people can connecting with others through the common grounds of the outdoors. Go, find your people! #HikeLikeAWoman […]

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Kananaskis Country Travel Guide and Trip Report

Oh man the Canadian Rockies are so beautiful! Thank you to Ambassador Laura for sharing her trip to Kananskis County, and for helping us plan our own! Kananaskis Country Travel Guide and Trip Report #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Overview: Kananaskis Country is a beautiful region of the Rocky Mountains found in Alberta, Canada. It is […]

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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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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 and HLAW 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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