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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