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 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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The Hike of Ignorance

Have you ever been on a hike that if you knew how it was going to be would opt to stay home, but then realize it was so worth it? Ambassador Diane writes about her trek in the Drakensberg in South Africa, and about how she found satisfaction in pushing her limits. The Hike of […]

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The Retreat Road Trip

We had such an amazing time during the Hike Like A Woman retreat. It was a trip of a lifetime. Ambassador Annie shares her thoughts and tells a great narative of how things went. The Retreat Roat Trip #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Butterflies in my stomach doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt. My […]

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Deepening into the Up

It is when we slow down and take in the scenery and what is going on around us that we truly find peace. Contributor Kristin Bornstein writes about her trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Kristin overcame nerves, and the steepness slowed her down so she could really look deep inside herself as she […]

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Finding BFFs through HLAW

Mara here and we just got back from the first Hike Like A Woman retreat. I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed this time with friends I have met through HLAW, but I will try to explain the feelings I had for you guys. Finding BFFs through HLAW #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet People […]

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Trekking in Iceland

I believe it’s the treks that don’t go as planned that make the best adventures, and the best for story telling. Welcome Contributor Joey Holmes to the blog today. She talks about an epic trek to Iceland that did not go as she saw it would. And it left her yearning for more outside her […]

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Floating Down a River

South Africa sounds like such a magical place. Hiking up steep mountains and through narrow canyon sounds like a trip of a lifetime. Welcome Contributor Diane Shearer to the blog today as she discusses a recently hiking trip on the Hex River. Floating Down A River #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently I fell asleep under […]

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Pedra de Gavea (Crow Nest’s Stone) Hike

Have you ever hiked a trail where you pushed yourself harder than before? Have you hiked one where you thought you might not make it to the summit? Welcome Helina to the blog today as she talks about hiking a super steep trail in Brazil. Pedra de Gavea (Crow Nest’s Stone) Hike #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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North Georgia Waterfall Hikes

I love hiking to waterfalls. They are so calming and relaxing, and simply beautiful. I also love hiking to them, which makes the view a little more earned and untouched by man. Welcome Andrea to the blog today as she gives us three wonderful waterfall hikes in northern Georgia. North Georgia Waterfall Hikes #HikeLikeAWoman Click […]

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

One of the great things about the National Park Service is it not only protects our countries natural beauty, but also our history. I love visiting places that are rich in history. But sometimes it can be a sad story. Welcome Andrea to the blog today for a trip report from a Civil War battlefield […]

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Limbo Trail

I am totally guilty of taking my friends on a few bushwhacks! But it is all part of the fun of the adventure, especially when you are rewarded with one of the best lunch spots on earth. Welcome Linda Williams to the blog today as she describes her trek on the Limbo Trail. Linda is […]

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Do the Donut Falls

I am always amazed at how water can carve rocks. We welcome Mo Palepale to the blog today with a post about an amazing hike in Utah. Do the Donut Falls @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet I like doughnuts.  I like falls.  Makes sense to go check out Donut Falls located in the Wasatch mountain range of Utah!!! […]

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Fire Towers of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I love fire towers! And I’m excited to welcome Michelle to the blog today with a post all about fire towers in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re a local or planning a trip to that area put these places on your “must see” list. Fire Towers of the Great Smoky Mountains National […]

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A Backpacking Trip Like No Other

If winter has got you down don’t worry, we’re here to take your mind away from the cold, and the snow for just a few minutes. Please welcome Whitney to the blog today with a report from a backpacking trip to the Sierra Nevada, thanks Whitney for sharing this adventure with us. A #Backpacking Trip […]

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A Trip To The Highest Mountain In Australia

Have you been following and participating in our Adventure Through The Holidays Challenge with our team and Tales of a Mountain Mama? One of the activities on the challenge is to go snowshoeing. When Kristin, our resident Australian Ambassador offered up a story about snowshoeing in Australia I had to publish it on the website…mostly because when […]

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American Lakes

Please welcome Amanda to the website today as she takes us on a trip to beautiful Colorado! We’ll let the photos and the video do the talking. American Lakes Trail in #Colorado with #teamHLAW’s Amanda @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet American Lakes Trail. Slideshow American Lakes from Just Trails / Hike Like A Woman Video You […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Noise Pollution on the Rim Rock Trail

Noise Pollution on the Rim Rock Trail #HLAWAteam #teamHLAW Click To Tweet I’m excited to have Annie on the blog today with a trip report and an important PSA from a visit to Rim Rock National Recreational Trail in the Shawnee National Forest. I took away 3 things from this post. First, the importance of respecting […]

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Why You Need to Plan A Girls Weekend Now

Why you need to plan an outdoor girls weekend now! @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet This weekend I’m skiing into a backcountry cabin with a group of friends. We’re leaving our children with our spouses and venturing out into the wild unknown. Sure, we’ll only be a few miles from our SUV’s parked at the trailhead. […]

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How to Plan a Harvest Moon Hike

When it comes to hiking and other outdoor adventures I always like to hike in the morning. Here in the Rockies getting an early start means reducing the risk of being chased off of a mountain by afternoon lightning. It also means that I can get my kids down for their afternoon nap. But about […]

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Why Sleepless Nights in a Tent are Worth It

Outdoor experiences and family adventures will linger as memories of sleepless nights disappear @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Have you ever found yourself wide awake in a tent at 3 am vowing never, ever to camp again? Early yesterday morning these blasphemous thoughts ran through my head. This is absolutely ridiculous. Every single time we camp […]

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What Climbing Four 14ers Taught Me About My Friends

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ― Jim Rohn Click To Tweet When I brought up the idea of climbing four 14-ers in one day to my local hiking group I wasn’t sure if it would be something that anyone else would be interested in attempting. My post […]

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When You Start a Hike as Strangers…but Finish as Friends

One thing I love about social media and the online outdoor community is connecting with new friends. My husband and I have a longstanding joke about how many times we head out on hikes with people we don’t really know in person but who we feel like we already know because we’ve met online through our […]

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How to Cope with Altitude

Full disclaimer here: Everything I’ve learned about altitude, acclimatization and mountain sickness comes from NOLS, the Altitude Org & my own experience. I’m not a doctor or a scientist but I do live at 7,200 feet, regularly climb mountains above 12,000 feet and take out of town guests from low areas into the wilderness. This […]

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