Life On Fire (Book Review)

Life On Fire (Book Review) @hikelikeawoman #readinglist Click To Tweet When I interview inspiring women for our soon-to-be-launch podcast one question that I always ask is this. “What’s your favorite book?” I ask this question because books are important to me. They guide, mentor, educate and entertain. I love books, our Ambassador team loves books and […]

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What You Need To Know For Your First Thru-Hike

I’m so excited to have the amazing Anna on the website today with a few tips for beginning thru-hikers. I think you’ll find her post encouraging and informative. Thanks, Anna!  What You Need To Know For Your First Thru-Hike @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet ***** Do you want to go thru-hiking but don’t know how to […]

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5 Bone-Chilling Hiker Horror Movies To Watch Before Your Next Adventure

There’s something spooky going on this weekend, the amazing Chelsea is taking over our Instagram account for a bone-chilling weekend of Halloween awesomeness. Now, I typically don’t post on Saturdays (just Monday, Wednesday & Friday…) but we thought it might be fun to kick off the Instagram #takeover with a fun article all about spooky movies. I’ll […]

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Girls Getaway to Rocky Mountain National Park

I live just a few short hours from Rocky Mountain National Park and we go there frequently. So often in fact that I take for granted the majestic beauty of the park, the herds of elk, the excitement of Trail Ridge Road and the alpine wildflowers. When Whitney sent me this article I saw the […]

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In the Forest with Grandmother

In the Forest with Grandmother @hikelikeawoman #womenwhoinspire Click To Tweet Both of my Grandmother’s died when I was young and I’ve always wondered what I could have learned from them had I known them as an adult. When Maiu shared this beautiful video with me I couldn’t wait to share it with you. It’s a glimpse […]

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From 0-100 Miles. How Each Step Transformed Me.

From 0-100 Miles. How Each Step Transformed Me. @hikelikeawoman #womenwhoinspire Click To Tweet Please welcome Jordan to the website today with a tales of transformation and a story of determination. Reading her story hit close to home for me…how often do we fight against feelings of insecurity? Too often. Jordan’s story will leave you smiling, […]

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What’s In Your Daypack?

What’s In Your Daypack? @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet If you’re tired of political social commentary being played out here in the U.S. (Ugh) Or if you’re in Canada and need a break after your Thanksgiving feast we’re here to break up your newsfeed. Daypacks. Let’s talk about what we take for a few hours […]

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Meet Dawn (#womenwhoinspire)

Meet Dawn {#womenwhoinspire) @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Please welcome #teamHLAW’s Michelle to the website today with a #womenwhoinspire interview. I think you’re gonna find the interview not just inspiring but real, honest and refreshing. ~~~ Meet Dawn Eipeldauer, one of the hardest hiking women I know. She never gives up, hikes through the pain, does […]

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Moji Mini Pro Massager

Gear Review: Moji Mini Pro Massager @hikelikeawoman #gearreview Click To Tweet Earlier this summer I found myself with some leftover gear from our #takeahike challenge this summer. I had an extra Moji Mini Pro Massager laying around the office and thought it’d be great to get it into the hands of one of our Ambassadors […]

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The Memorial Day Run & March

The Memorial Day Run & March @hikelikeawoman #Veterans Click To Tweet As an Army Veteran, some of the best memories of my time in service were those pre-dawn hours when I got to walk with my rucksack down a lonely dirt road or trail. I did a lot of ruck marching as a soldier for […]

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The Truth About Outdoor Women In the Media

The Truth About Outdoor Women In the Media @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Recently I was listening to the She Explores podcast. It’s one of my new favorite podcasts so be sure to check it out. The episode that I was listening to was all about outdoor women online and how websites and social media channels […]

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A Dislocated Shoulder in South Africa

A Dislocated Shoulder in South Africa @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW #firstaid Click To Tweet I remember sitting in my NOLS Wilderness First Responder Class silently hoping that I’d never encounter or have a dislocation in the backcountry. I remember talking about applying gentle traction to realign bones and the pain the patient would endure from such an […]

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The Thousand Year Flood

My husband and I spent most of the summer of 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado. We used the old, hand-built family cabin as a base camp to hike and map the area to write trail guides. When crazy wet weather hit that autumn we were home in Wyoming but our thoughts were back in Colorado, […]

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Backpacking the Grand Canyon

I love stories where the trail almost defeats us but we persevere and learn a little bit about ourselves in the process.  Please welcome the amazing Jennifer to the website today with a trip report and amazing story from a backpacking adventure that she took into the depths of the Grand Canyon. ~~~ The extent of […]

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Blister Prevention Tips You Need To Know

I’m so excited to have Lucy on the blog today talking about a subject that most of us know all too well…blisters! If you’ve struggled with blisters, or if you hike with someone who gets blisters when you’re on the mountain together this post is for you! Enjoy~ ~~~ Do you struggle with blisters while […]

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Confessions of a Mom Who Hikes

If you’re a Mom I think this post will make you feel like you’re not alone. Please welcome the amazing Emily to the website with an update about her summer of hiking.  Confessions of a Mom Who Hikes @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet The sweat was dripping off my face and we hadn’t even made […]

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Backpacking with the Bugs

I’m excited to have the amazing Mara on the blog today with a little story about when flies came buzzing into her backpacking trip causing quite the stir. Have you ever had to cope with bugs on a backpacking trip? #backpacking with the bugs @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet I absolutely love backpacking, but at […]

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Top Tips for Safe Solo Hikes

Top Tips for Safe Solo Hikes @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet  Safety. It’s something that’s always in the back of my mind, especially when I head out into the backcountry. Safety from wild animals and predators. Safety from extreme weather.  Safety from hazardous terrain. Safety driving to and from the trailhead. Safety from people who […]

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Trip Report: Montgomery Pass

Please welcome Amanda to the website today with an awesome trip report from Montgomery Pass trail in Colorado. I think that after reading this post and checking out her amazing photos you’re gonna wanna add this trail to your “must-hike” list.  ~~~ Let me start by saying that prior to Colorado, we lived in Louisiana.  […]

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Meet Jamie, Ardeen, Maiu, Ruth & Stefanie

All month I’ve been getting to know #teamHLAW & I’m excited to introduce to you the next round of this year’s crew. Meet Jamie Robinson, Ardeen Duckworth, Maiu Lünekund, Ruth Schmidt & Stefanie Ott. To learn more about these 5 awesome hikers click their name above to be redirected to her bio page. Here’s why […]

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Meet Tina, Yvonne, Anna, Kristin & Milka.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about #teamHLAW as much as I have. We have some exciting things in the works and are busy brainstorming blog and google hangout topics so if there’s anything you’d like to see us talk about here please let us know. With this group of women I can assure you […]

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14 Backpacking Tips You Need For Your Next Trip

A few weeks ago I went backpacking with a few friends. In the group we had several experienced backpackers and several novice backpackers. Some of us hadn’t been backpacking since having kids, so we had to dust off our packs and dig out our water filters. Because our group was so diverse I published a packing […]

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Meet Lorna, Mara, Megan, Michelle & Stephanie

Have you ever gone on a hike and left your cell phone at home? This afternoon I hiked while my cell phone sat uninterrupted on the desk. I was lost in my thoughts. I wasn’t trying to find the perfect Instagram-worthy shot. Or trying to tweet about my adventure. Or thinking of a Facebook update […]

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Meet Jordan, Kate, Kathryn, Lee & Lisa

Do you ever just let your mind wonder and think about any random thing that seems to pop up? A few days ago I found myself making a list of places I want to hike and people who I want to hike with. I guess it’s how I was coping with a 10-hour drive to […]

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4 Things The Woman Hiker Needs To Know

Please welcome Ruth to the blog today, with a few tips for hikers about things that are specific to women on the trail (ahem periods, bras, pregnancy, and jewelry). If you’re a male hiker who hikes with women pay attention too because this is good advice. Check it out, subscribe to Ruth’s YouTube channel and be […]

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Meet Gretchen, Helina, Jennifer, Jennifer & Jill

When I was selecting our Ambassadors for 2016-2017 I wanted authenticity. I wanted women who juggle careers and family with outdoor adventure. I wanted the kind of women who could be your next-door-neighbor. I wasn’t going for elitist or stuck-up. I just wanted down-to-earth women who we could sit down and have a cup tea […]

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Meet Ashli, Chelsea, Chelsea, Elisa & Emily

In the past few weeks, HLAW has blossomed into something even more incredible than I ever imagined and I’m SO excited to introduce 5 more of our Ambassadors to you so you can get to know them. Welcome, Ashli Nudd, Chelsea Ellison, Chelsea Michael-Beers, Elisa Rispoli & Emily Decker. Click on their names to head to […]

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Meet Lucy, Amanda, Amy, Andrea & Annie + A Hangout

It’s been a whirlwind of a week with #takeahike ending and our #teamHLAW beginning. This week I feel like I’ve made new friends in our Ambassador group, so much so that I’ve decided to add a new person into the group on the first of every month. So if you weren’t selected don’t worry I […]

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