Rediscovering your love and need for the outdoors

Life most definitely gets in the way! Sometimes we simply discover that we don’t have time for all the things we love. But that just makes them tastes sweeter when we rediscover them again. Ambassador Shelley writes about rediscovering her love and need for hiking, backpacking, and being in nature. Rediscovering your love and need […]

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Not a hiking post, but a rafting post

We are a group of women who love the outdoors. And sometimes, that doesn’t involve hiking. Ambassador Madelene writes about find a new love in outdoor recreation. Who else loves to packraft or kayak?  Not a hiking post, but a rafting post #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently I have gotten into rafting – packrafting to […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom

Sometimes we all feel like we aren’t good enough, but when that feeling is associated with our children, it tugs on our emotions even harder. Ambassador Crystal speaks about how sometimes she feels like she’s letting her children down. Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately […]

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The Comfort Zone

Mara here. As someone who hikes alone most of the time, I love this post by Ambassador Madelene! She has sound advice about the realities of stepping out of our comfort zone and risk assessment. So what helps us show bravery while implementing smart risk assessment? The Comfort Zone #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Call me […]

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Path to Discovery

In life, it is never a straight path without mountains and valleys. We can get off course and sometimes off-course is where we’re supposed to be. It can lead us to a better place. I love this piece by Leadership Team member Jessica! She writes about taking chances and taking control of that path. Exploring […]

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The Biggest Imposter of Them All

Do you ever feel like an imposter or that you don’t belong? Leadership Team member April discusses the imposter syndrome and how it’s really all in our heads. The Biggest Imposter of Them All #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Imposter Syndrome: a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized […]

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It’s time to get real

Sometimes life doesn’t look like we want it to. Sometimes it doesn’t look like we planned, or like we really want to admit to ourselves our anyone else. But when life gets real, we turn to real ways to find peace. I love this piece by Ambassador Michelle. It really hits home with me. I’m […]

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Blazing Trails – International Living

I love this piece by Ambassador Marianne! So much we have these preconcieved notions of things are supposed to be. But when we turn inward, sometimes we will find we fit into a category that we may think we don’t belong. Blazing Trails – International Living #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Me a trailblazer? Nah…A trailblazer […]

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Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group 

Did you catch yesterday’s podcast episode? In it Rebecca and Crystal visited with Ambassador Jacquelyn about joining an all women’s hiking group. Jacquelyn talks about it further in this blog post. Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group #HikeLIkeAWoman Click To Tweet One of the amazing benefits of being part of Hike Like […]

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Forest Bathing

Mara here. I find that when life gets to be too much, I crave nature much like I crave a nap, sweets or comfort food. I’t exciting to learn the scientific reasons for that! Ambassador Jacquelyn writes abouts forest bathing. Have you heard of it? Forest Bathing #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Do you ever escape […]

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Kula Cloth Review

Note: Kula Cloth provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. How do you take care of business in the wilds? When you don’t have a restroom, sometimes it’s hard to keep things sanitary. But Kula Cloth has come up with a solution. Ambassador […]

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The Pre-Adventure Adventure

Wow, I cannot believe Ambassador Val is going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail! Of course we at Hike Like A Woman are going to be following her like a hawk. In this eddition she talks to us about preparations. The Pre-Adventure Adventure #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Okay, so I’ve decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. […]

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My Trail Co Backpack HL 20 Review

Note: My Trail Co provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Every girl needs a place to store all her stuff. Ambassador Jessica reviewed the My Trail Co Backpack HL 20. Read below to see if it fits all her stuff. My Trail […]

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The Diabetes

Mara here.This was a really hard piece to write, but I believe sharing our insecurities, struggles, and fears helps build others up.  The Diabetes #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet My doctor began asking me questions before he sat down. “Have you been thirsty a lot lately? Going pee a lot?” I thought this question was quite […]

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TrailFork Review

Note: TrailFork provided samples to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Good meals in the backcountry or after a long day hike are essential to comfort your tired bones and warm your soul. An easy-to-prepare meal is makes it all the better. Ambassador Jessica reviewed TrailFork; […]

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Not So Folsom Lake Blues: Spring Hiking after the Rain

Today we follow Allison outside after a wet winter in CA.  She’s a HLAW ambassador who hikes as often as she can locally in the Sacramento area with her dog, Maggy.  Her favorite sound is the crunch of her hiking shoes as they hit the trail! You can find her writing and striving for a […]

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Sauce Active’s Chill Toque Review

Note: Sauce provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. When playing in the wintertime, springtime, or hiking high peaks in the summer, you gotta keep your head and ears warm! Ambassador Cheryl reviewed Sauce’s Active Chill Torque. Read below to see what she […]

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Adidas Parley 2L Jacket Review

Note: Adidas Outdoor provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts an opinions are our own. Spring showers are here for most of us and that means having a good rain jacket is crucial. Ambassador Victoria reviewed the Adidas Parley 2L Jacket. Read what she thinks below. Adidas Parley […]

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Overcoming Vedauwoo

How do you overcome your fears to do something you want to do? Ambassador Lori is on the blog today talking about just that. She talks to us about a time when she relyed on her friends and her love of nature to conquor something that scares her. Overcoming Vedauwoo #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Overcoming […]

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Making New Connections

Ambassador Michelle is on the blog today and she talks about how social media has help make connections with women from all over the country! Do you have a love-hate relationship with social media? Have made some life-long connections because of it? Making New Connections #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I know social media gets a […]

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Pac Back Gear Review

Note: Pac Back provide samples to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. I was thrilled to be able to review the Pac Back Trio a three-in-one sleeping pad, camp chair, and pillow. Below are my thoughts. Pac Back Gear Review #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet […]

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Adidas Terrex Hiking Boots Review

Note: Adidas provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review at no cost. All thoughts and opinions are our own. A good pair of hiking  boots can make all the difference in the world for you hike. If my feet are miserable, I am miserable, and a good pair of boots […]

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Love… the four letter word.

Mara here. I love this post by Ambassador Francis! I won’t give too much away, but if you had told me I was going to spend yesterday the way I did, I would have not believed you either. Hiking is definitely therapeutic. As we celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, I am reminded of how I don’t […]

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10 Great Ways to find a hiking partner or group hike

It’s Galentine’s Day! We here at Hike Like A Woman celebrate women and the bonds between women. But sometimes, finding a woman to hike with can be difficult. Today Annie tells us about 10 ways to find a hiking partner or group. Recently Hike Like A Woman was contacted by someone who wanted to become […]

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Compass Ultralight Daypack Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Compass Outdoors provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. I am a slave my day pack. I carry so much with me on hike – snacks, camera, extra layers. I’m afraid I’ll be left wanting something I don’t have while on the […]

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Coping with tragic loss and searching for solace

Have you ever had someone approach you seeking comfort, only to leave you self reflecting on some situations in your own life? Hike Like A Woman Chief Adventure Officer Annie is on the blog today writing about an encounter she had with a acquaintance. “Have you found Jesus?”, recently an acquaintance came to me and […]

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Allak Tent Review

Not all tents are made alike. And there are different tents for different climates and season. HLAW Social Media Manager April tested the Hilleberg Allak II tent. She camped in snow to see how it would fair in the wintertime. Read below to see what she thinks. Allak Tent Review #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Who […]

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Headsweats Bonnie Hat Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Headsweats provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Hats are so important! They keep the sun off your face. They keep the rain off of your face. And they hide your hair when it is nasty. And sometimes you want a cute […]

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Who We Hike With

Who We Hike With #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Lorna here. I recently was asked if Tallahassee had a local HLAW group.  I felt bad for a minute as I explained that no, they did not.  The closest group was in Central Florida. I felt bad because I know there probably are more women out there […]

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Hats, Hats Glorious, Wonderful, Hats!

Who doesn’t love a cute hat? Especially this time of year! Ambassador Lori talks to us today about some super cute hat she came across at Klowa Handknits in British Columbia, Canada. Read below to learn more about them.  Hats, Hats Glorious, Wonderful, Hats! #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I love a crisp cold Fall hike […]

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Epic Wipes Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Epic Wipes provided a samle to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. We hike. We backpack. We bike. We snowshoe, ski, and the list goes on and on. And we get dirty. Really dirty. But Epic Wipes have a solution to that problem. They are […]

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Tailwind Endurance Fuel Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Tailwind Nutrition provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. Last summer I summitted my first 14er. And for this flatlander, it was big deal. But even though, I had what normally would be a good breakfast and lots of snacks, […]

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UCO Vapor+ Headlamp Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: UCO provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Having a good headlamp is extremely important while camping and hiking in the dark. But there are other uses for them as Ambassador Jana discovered.  Jana reviewed the UCO Vapor Headlamp. Read below to […]

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Deuter Futura 28SL Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Deuter provided a sample to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Women are not made the same as men, so our backpacks shouldn’t be either. Deuter makes great women specific packs that are curved in the right places for our curves, and made to fit […]

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Regarding Joy

New year, new you blah blah blah. Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Or you do you simply set goals you hope to achieve in the next upcoming 12 months. And do these goals get in our way of enjoying our lives? Ambassador Madelene brings this subject to our attention. Read her thoughts below. Regarding […]

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