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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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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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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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.Today we have a guest post from Madelene who 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 […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom?

  Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately with the question of “Am I doing enough as a mom for my girls?” I’m sure I’m not the only mom to ever ask themselves this questions, but it seems to be bothering me more and more now […]

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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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Do The Hard Things

I think that sometimes in life hard things happen unexpectedly, like the death of a loved one or a relationship gone bad. But sometimes, hard things come as a result of the choices that we make. I tend to make choices that force me to do hard things. Often I wish that I could be […]

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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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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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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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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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Not Instagramable

Mara here. I love this post by Chief Adventure Officer Annie! I have often felt like I don’t belong in the outdoor community  because I don’t measure up to what I see on Instagram. But that really doesn’t matter does it? Not Instagramable #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a yearning for travel, exploring […]

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Being Truly Alison Again

For our next installment of Self Improvement Month Ambassador Allison tell us how a major life event led her to new beginnings. For the first installment click here, and for the second installment click here. Being Truly Alison Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I guess I always loved the outdoors but never knew it until […]

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Wide Open Spaces

September is Self Improvement Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love a chance to reflect, grow and improve ourselves. So each Friday, we bring you an article to celebrate Self Improvement Month. To kick off this series, Ambassador Kimberly writes about wide open spaces. Wide Open Spaces #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Almost twelve […]

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How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer

It’s the Dog Days of Summer. Ambassador Lauren tells us how we can out and enjoy the outdoors without letting the Dog Days of Summer get us down or keep us inside. How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Don’t let the heat or humidity keep you inside this summer. […]

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5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike

Hiking alone has its benefits, but so does hiking with others.However, there are several things to consider when sharing the experience with other people. Ambassador Sarah gives us five steps for a successful group hike. 5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Let’s be honest, there are times when I just […]

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The Importance of Volunteering for Trail Maintenance

Did you think about how that amazing trail you love hike stays so clean and not overgrown?  Volunteers spend countless hours keeping our trails in a good hiking condition. Have you ever thought about volunteering to do that work along with others? Ambassador Lori talks about her time volunteering on trail maintenance.  The Importance of […]

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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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My Litter Rant

We go into nature to nurture us, heal us, and provide us with a calm, tranquil experience. But how easy that experience can be ruined by the people who were there before us. Ambassador Bozenka shares an experience that really ruined it for her. My Litter Rant #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet This how I am […]

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Planning My First Trip

Havasupai Falls is somewhere that looks like a fairy tale. Ambassador Michelle was lucky to score the coveted permits and be able to hike to there. This was her first major trip to plan out herself. Read below to see how she tackled planning for an adventure trip across the country.  Planning My First Trip […]

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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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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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Why You Need a Girls Weekend in Wyoming

This post is sponsored by Wyoming Tourism. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. Rebecca here. I know, it’s been a while. I’ve taken the month off of Hike Like A Woman because of this little (I mean, huge terrifying, overwhelming) new thing in my life but I’m back! So let’s talk about why you […]

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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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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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