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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Episode 79: Finding the Courage to Quit

Hi Friends, Rebecca here with a big announcement. I quit. It’s hard to quit something that you start, so I guess I’m not really quitting I’m just stepping down to hand the reigns of Hike Like A Woman leadership off to someone new.  Someone with passion and motivation, someone with new ideas and who has […]

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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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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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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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Capitol Reef NP – Adventures of Two HLAW Ambassador

Mara here. Boy, am I jealous that Hike Like A Woman’s Jill and April were able to get together. And not only did they get together, they got together in Utah! Jill writes about their adventure. Capitol Reef NP ~ Adventures of Two HLAW Ambassador: when 2 worlds collide #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Capitol Reef […]

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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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Our Favorite National Park Memories

Rebecca here, I know, I’m actually writing a blog post… It’s no secret that we love public lands here at Hike Like A Woman. National Parks. State Parks. National Forests. BLM Land. National Historic Sites. We love them all. Last summer I headed to Fort Laramie with my two children. We only live a few […]

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Where in the world is Rebecca?

Welcome back to the HLAW podcast! After a short hiatus, we’re back with a quick episode. During today’s show, Annie and I talk about what’s been going on the past month, what’s going on in the future with HLAW and our Ambassador program. We’ll give you a heads up that this show was recorded at […]

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Operation Avoid Burnout

Rebecca here. Today’s podcast episode isn’t awesome. It’s a quick note to let you know that I need to step away from the podcast and HLAW for just a month as I tackle the beast that is purchasing a gear shop. For the past 8 months I’ve been transitioning myself into the world of outdoor […]

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What I Learned From Cheryl Strayed

I feel like part of being human is dealing with the ebb and flow of life. There’s a cycle of stress followed by calm. There’s chaos followed by order. There’s disappointment followed by good news. Failure followed by success. Last night I attended a lecture given by Cheryl Strayed at the University of Wyoming. Her […]

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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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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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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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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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Lucy’s Galentine

The Galentine Day loves continues today with a slide show and story from Magazine Editor Lucy. Lucy shares with us her life with her bestie. Lucy’s Galentine’s #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The A Team My GALentine and I met on a hike on my birthday November 23, 2013. It was a short but strenuous hike […]

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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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Episode 62: What We Learned in 2017

Well… We’re 27 days into 2018 and finally taking a moment to reflect on 2017. Between our 2-week Hike Like A Woman website and social media holiday break, and getting back into a routine after the ringing in the new year we’ve collected our thoughts on a few things that we learned in 2017. On today’s […]

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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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Chilkoot Trail Trip Report

Have you heard of the Chilkoot Trail? It looks like something I need to add to my bucket list! It crosses an international border and is described as “the world’s longest museum.” A hiking trail that’s a museum sounds amazing. Ambassador Laura recently hiked it and gives us a detailed account of how to prepare […]

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The beauty within

Mara here. As information and media become more and more apart of our lives, there are more opportunities to compare ourselves with other women. It is more than just models in fashion magazines we size up. I know for me personally, I look at Instagram with its super outdoorsy chicks with perfect soft curls and […]

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Looking forward to 2018

Mara here. I have never been one to set a New Year’s Goal. This is mainly because of two reasons: I believe a goal should be set anytime during the year; and I never seem to keep them. However, I’ve really become sluggish lately both mentally and physically. Also this year, I am starting the […]

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No bad weather, just bad gear debunked

Have you heard the phrase, “There’s no bad weather, just bad gear”? Do you agree with it, or have you had all the right gear and still wished to not be in the elements? Hike Like A Woman’s Brand Partnerships & Sponsorship Team Leader Annie writes about running into weather that no gear would have […]

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“A Walk for Sunshine” Book Review

I love stories about people who thru-hike, especially when they make me laugh. Ambassador Lori reviews Jeff Alt’s book “A Walk for Sunshine”, about a man who thu-hike the Appalachian Trail for charity. Read her thoughts below. And if you are looking for an adventure book club, check out the Hike Like A Woman Adventure […]

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What it means to Hike Like A Woman

What does the term Hike Like A Woman mean to you? Ambassador Jacquelyn poses this question and says what she believes it means. What it means to Hike Like A Woman #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I was getting ready to head out for my second Hike Like A Woman Locals group my husband says […]

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BONUS DAY 2 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Felicia

We wanted to keep the holiday spirit going, so we are bringing you bonus trails following our 12 Trails of Christmas. Today is our second bonus and final trail. Ambassador Felicia shows one her favorite trails in Mount Diablo State Park in northern California. BONUS DAY 2 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Felicia #HikeLikeAWoman […]

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Bonus Day of 12 Trails of Christmas with Marianne

Surprise! We wanted to keep the holiday spirit going, so we are bringing you two bonus trails following our 12 Trails of Christmas. Today Ambassador Marianne as she shows one her favorite trails, Frary Peak Trail on Antelope Island near Salt Lake City, Utah. Bonus Day of 12 Trails of Christmas with Marianne #HikeLikeAWoman Click […]

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Day 12 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Lucy

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 12 we welcome Magazine Editor Lucy to conclude our series as she shows us one of her favorite trails in east Tennessee. Today’s trail is sponsored by: Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro, GCI Outdoor  & […]

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Chicot State Park and Lake Chicot in Louisiana

In addition to our 12 Trails of Christmas this holiday season, we are giving you bonus blog posts to accompany videos from our Ambassadors and Staff. Today Ambassador Heather shows us hiking at Chicot State Park and Lake Chicot in Louisiana. Chicot State Park and Lake Chicot in Louisiana #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Since, I […]

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Day 11 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Heather

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 11 we welcome Ambassador Heather as she shows one her favorite trails in Louisiana. Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro & GCI Outdoor. We’re super thankful for our sponsors so be sure to give […]

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Nothing is What It Seems: Behind the Scenes of Social Media

In addition to our 12 Trails of Christmas this holiday season, we are giving you bonus blog posts to accompany videos from our Ambassadors and Staff. Today Ambassador Meg talks about life behind the vale of social media. Nothing is What It Seems: Behind the Scenes of Social Media #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Social media […]

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