What I Learned From a Bunch of Outdoor Kids

Did you catch the harvest moon and the lunar eclipse last night? Our hiking group headed to one of our favorite local places, Vedauwoo, for a picnic, a short hike, some scrambling on the giant granite boulders, s’mores and moon-gazing. It was perfect. The weather was just right. The fall colors were beautiful. The moon beautiful, […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Risk in the Outdoors

Is it safe to explore outdoors? Is it even worth it? Is it safe to play outdoors? No, really is it safe to hike or camp or backpack? Today on the blog, Risk in the Outdoors…#hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Hiker Killed and Partially Eaten By Grizzly Bear on Yellowstone National Park…. The animals that are […]

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7 Ways to Find Happiness

I better start this post with a little disclaimer, I’m not a mental health professional, nor am I an expert in any way on depression. But, I do know that happiness is something that I strive for. Not that fake, oh-look-at-me-and-my-oh-so-perfect-life type of happiness. But the type of happiness that comes with self-acceptance. Last week my […]

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Technology in the Wilderness: Finding Balance

I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely hike, camp, backpack, mountain bike, cross-country ski or snowshoe without my iPhone, my camera, and my GPS. I feel like I need to document every adventure and track every route. I’d like to say that this is just the nature of the beast when it comes […]

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7 Outdoor Pet Peeves (and what we can do about them)

I like to keep it positive around here, but every once in a while I encounter something on the trails that makes me downright angry. Here’s the deal. I believe that most of us try hard to be good stewards of the environment. We try to pack out our garbage, clean up after ourselves, reduce our […]

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7 Reasons Why I Hike

Why do YOU hike? Is it for any of these reasons? http://hikelikeawoman.net/2015/09/7-reasons-why-i-hike/ @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Have you ever looked up at a mountain and felt very small? Have you ever climbed to the top of a peak, looked down and felt invincible? Do you crave that feeling you get when you are miles and […]

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7 Awesome Outdoor Podcasts

Do you like podcasts? I fell in love with podcasts several years ago when I got tired of listening to the radio but kept losing my place when I’d start and stop audio books. Podcasts are great because they are like watching a short TV show–only it’s audio so you can listen in your car, […]

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7 Amazing Outdoor Moms

I was raised by an Outdoor Mom. I remember her loading my siblings and as many neighborhood kids as she could fit in our 1987 Dodge caravan and driving to trailheads all over the place to take us hiking. I also remember her bold attempt to take us camping without my Dad. It didn’t go […]

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7 Best Outdoor Blogs

Outdoor blogs. We go to them before we buy a new piece of gear. We use them check out the trails in a new location. We visit our favorite outdoor blogs to plan an adventure, or before we buy an outdoor book. We go to them when we’re searching for adventure, inspiration or just a […]

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3 Tips to Prevent Pre-Hike Crankiness

Do you hike with a child or someone who acts like a child? If you do this post is for you. Monday morning was chaos at our house. I blame Sunday. I’d been out of town all weekend for work, when I got back into town the fridge was empty so I fed my kids […]

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Garbage Wreckin’ My Zen

One of the reasons that we selected a challenge for this week all about picking up garbage along the trails is because nothing wrecks a beautiful, pristine place more than a site like this. Or this. Or toilet paper hanging out of someone’s poop nugget on the side of the trail because the outhouse either […]

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How to Become an Outdoor Mom

You’re at 10,000 feet, 4 miles away from your car at the trailhead and your 8-month-old baby suddenly starts screaming at the top of her lungs. You check her diaper, offer her a snack and a drink. You check her clothing to make sure she isn’t over or under dressed. You cuddle with her. Sing […]

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3 Simple Tips for Hiking with Kids

I’ve gotta be honest here…it’s easy to get caught up in the wild world of kids daypacks, raincoats and boots and forget all about the basics when it comes to hiking with kids. In fact, I’m almost done writing a book full of detailed pro-tips to make every hike with kids awesome so I know […]

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“Is the tree sad, Mommy?”

As a mother I love trying to figure out what my children are thinking. Sometimes I’m amazed at the simplicity of their words and I realize that sometimes those words are the result of a surprisingly complicated thought process. This morning my kids and I set out on a little hike (and by hike, I […]

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“I think I can”…

“I think I can,” puffed the little locomotive, and put itself in front of the great heavy train. As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged […]

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Living Simply to Simply Live

One of the things that draws me to the outdoors is the simplicity of being in nature. There’s something special about being able to carry everything we need for a few days on our backs. Days spent in the mountains help me realize that I really don’t need much to be happy. For the past […]

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Our Favorite Outdoor Books

A few weeks ago we posted on the facebook asking our readers to share their favorite outdoor books. The list blew me away! Clearly I need to read more. I’m so excited to have a huge list of books to read now–thanks to you all. Curious what’s on the list? Check out our new page right […]

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Why outdoor women need each other.

Hiking friends are the best kind of friends to have. I think it’s because they ‘get it’…they understand the need to bag or peak, or seek solace in nature.  A few weeks ago I was feeling kind of discouraged. As you probably noticed Hike Like A Woman grew really big, really fast. I wasn’t prepared […]

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Am I ‘Enough?’

Last night I was frantically working when my 1 year old crawled into my lap and said, “Hold you me, Mommy”. I turned off my computer, put away my work, and held him close, running my hands through his hair, tickling his feet with my fingers and giving him endless kisses. Soon my 3 year […]

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Launch + A Giveaway

I can’t believe the day is finally here! I’ve learned how to build a website…in my spare time, while my kids napped, while pasta boiled on the stove for dinner, and it hasn’t been my cup of tea! But it’s here and ready and I’m so excited. Here’s  quick little video about what you can […]

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Why Do YOU Hike?

Recently I asked Hike Like A Woman facebook fans why they hike. The response was overwhelming. Reading why people hike brought about a surge of gratitude for our small community. It’s a place where we can share emotional responses to why certain things move us or make us feel the way that they do. For […]

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38 Things I’d Tell My 18 Year Old Self

That’s me at 18. Awkward. Insecure. Weren’t we all awkward and insecure at 18? If you could go back in time what would you tell yourself at 16 or 18 or even at 30? Here are a few things that I’d tell myself. Slow Down. It’s not a race to the summit. Sit up straight. […]

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A Few Thoughts on Peeing Outside

Recently a reader shared this photo on facebook. It caused quite the response. A few were outraged that I’d post a photo of a woman going to the bathroom in the wilderness on our facebook page. But most didn’t pay it any mind and started posting their tips and tricks for taking care of business…like […]

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Why I Went Topless…

What do you think about the ‘Topless Tour?’ We’ve all seen the pictures. Women posing topless in beautiful locations. Sometimes the women are alone. Sometimes the women are with a group of friends. We can’t tell if the topless women are are smiling, or laughing, or even crying when they pose for their photo because […]

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Welcome to Hike Like A Woman

Hi, I’m Rebecca and this is Hike Like A Woman. Thank you for checking out our website and being a part of our community. Over a year ago I had an idea to start Hike Like A Woman. The thought came to me while sitting an a conference for female veteran entrepreneurs. I was surrounded by […]

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