The Great and Powerful Mosquito

Mara here. I interviewed a woman who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. She said to me, “If something brings me down, it’s going to be a bug.” I hate bugs! Ambassador Lori give us some interesting fact and useful information about mosquitoes.  The Great and Powerful Mosquito #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet First you hear that sound, […]

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Bloodroot, Doggie Bags, and Why Trail Etiquette Matters

Knowing how to behave in the wilderness and on the trail is so important! Ambassador Jessica writes about meeting others do obviously do not. She sums it up best by saying, “The best thing any of us can do as hikers is to educate and inform ourselves of best practices when out in nature and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Felicia’s Galentines

As we continue celebrating Galentine’s Day all month long, we welcome Ambassador Felicia to blog today. Felicia tells us about a special friend that is always there for her. Felicia’s Galentines #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet After the birth of my first child, I struggled to rediscover myself until I found a local outdoor fitness program […]

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Feeling healthy, finding beauty on the trail

We struggle with our body image so much. Society tell us we have to look a certain way to be accepted. But nature doesn’t care, and in nature we can connect with ourselves and learn that we are perfect. And when we learn that we don’t care what society says the “norm” is. Ambassador Lori […]

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Hiking Rim to River at the Grand Canyon

Mara here. Last year I was extremely fortunate to score backcountry permits to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It was the trip of a lifetime. This post is my trip report, and how to score the coveted permits. Hiking Rim to River at the Grand Canyon #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Grand Canyon […]

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I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature.

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome to the blog Ambassador Marianne as she tells how she is teaching her granddaughters to become Forces of Nature. I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature. #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Six years ago something monumental happened in […]

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Lori’s Galentines

The Galentine’s Day loves continues today with a slide show and story from Ambassador Lori. Lori also shares how why having female friends is so important to her. Lori’s Galentines #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet A few years back while traveling with my mom to Smithers, BC; I met a glacier named, Roche de Boule. It […]

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I Want to Rock Climb but I’m Afraid of Heights

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome to the blog Ambassador Meg as she discusses how she didn’t let her fear of heights keep her from climbing. I Want to Rock Climb but I’m Afraid of Heights #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet My mind races as I stare out […]

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Marianne’s Galentine

Hike Like A Woman is all about community and female bonding. What better way to celebrate best friends than on Galentine’s Day. An unofficial holiday, Galentine’s Day is Feb. 13 and celebrates your best female palls. February is the month of love, and we love our best friends … or our Galentines. But with all […]

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I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome Video Editor Crystal to the blog today as she discusses adventuring as a mom. I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Becoming a mom was one of the greatest moments of my life. After struggling […]

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Episode 61: Building Community With Jacquelyn

Meet Jacquelyn. She’s a woman with a goal. To encourage and inspire women to get outdoors. But most importantly, she’s a woman with a goal to build community. If you’ve been following along on social media you might have seen this post about a presentation that Jacquelyn recently gave at her local library, or you […]

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I Would Love To Hike Solo, But I Am A Woman

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Do you want to get out and hike but you have no one to go with, or do you crave that solitude in the woods? And you think, “I would love to hike solo, BUT I am a woman.”? Well, Ambassador Jacquelyn […]

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