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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