Crystal’s Galentine

Crystal’s Galentine #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet We conclude our Galentine’s Day love with a video from our Video Editor, Crystal. Crystal traveled the Appalachian Mountains from Florida and met up with fellow Hike Like A Woman Ambassador and staff member Lucy, who is our magazine editor. Galentine’s Day is a play on Valentine’s Day and […]

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Felicia’s Galentines

As we continue celebrating Galentine’s Day all month long, we welcome Ambassador Felicia to blog today. Felicia tells us about a special friend that is always there for her. Felicia’s Galentines #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet After the birth of my first child, I struggled to rediscover myself until I found a local outdoor fitness program […]

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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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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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Jessica’s Galentine

Our Galentine’s Day love continues today with Ambassador Jessica. Jessica gives us an ode to her hiking gal palls, Karla and Danielle. Jessica’s Galentine #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: An Ode to My Hiking Gal Pals Okay, so this may not be an ode in the […]

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Brutal Honesty From My Kids

Hi Everyone. Rebecca here with episode 065 of the HLAW Podcast. We’re weird here but this is our weirdest episode yet. Yesterday afternoon I was in my office trying to edit a podcast episode. My children were upstairs being super loud and obnoxious and it was actually starting to get on my nerves. I went […]

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I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature.

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome to the blog Ambassador Marianne as she tells how she is teaching her granddaughters to become Forces of Nature. I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature. #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Six years ago something monumental happened in […]

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Lori’s Galentines

The Galentine’s Day loves continues today with a slide show and story from Ambassador Lori. Lori also shares how why having female friends is so important to her. Lori’s Galentines #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet A few years back while traveling with my mom to Smithers, BC; I met a glacier named, Roche de Boule. It […]

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Embracing The Beauty of Aging With Marianne

Hi Everyone Rebecca here with episode 064 of the HLAW Podcast. I’m excited to have Marianne Hoffman on the show today. She is a HLAW Ambassador who recently relocated from Utah to Ecuador all for the sake of adventure. Marianne has also hiked the Camino, and she’s an advocate for living life to the fullest […]

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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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When Self-Doubt Rears Its Ugly Head

Hi Everyone Rebecca here with episode 063 of the HLAW Podcast. Today we get real on the show. Jessica, Lorna, Felicia and myself all share experiences where we’ve felt self-doubt creep into our lives and force us to question whether or not we are smart enough, brave, enough or tough enough to reach our goals. […]

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I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome Video Editor Crystal to the blog today as she discusses adventuring as a mom. I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Becoming a mom was one of the greatest moments of my life. After struggling […]

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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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Episode 61: Building Community With Jacquelyn

Meet Jacquelyn. She’s a woman with a goal. To encourage and inspire women to get outdoors. But most importantly, she’s a woman with a goal to build community. If you’ve been following along on social media you might have seen this post about a presentation that Jacquelyn recently gave at her local library, or you […]

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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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Episode 60: On The Trail With Sarah

  When I started Hike Like A Woman a few years ago I had no idea that it would grow into a place where I’d meet amazing women and make incredible friends. HLAW has filled a gap that I didn’t know existed in my life. So much so that I want to share it with […]

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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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Body Image and Outdoor Media: Working Toward Change

For our fifth and final installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Laura as she discusses the importance of diversity in the outdoor community. Body Image and Outdoor Media: Working Toward Change #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a hard time relating to the female athletes who grace the covers of outdoor magazines […]

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The Social Media Perfection Syndrome

For our fourth installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Social Media Manager April as she challenges us to not only celebrate the good and perfect times on social media, but the misadventures as well. The Social Media Perfection Syndrome #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet It goes without saying that social media has given us the […]

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When the Shadows Darken: E.D. and the Outdoors

For our third installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Sarah. Sarah bravely opens up and talks about struggling with an eating disorder. It’s a pretty powerful post and I know you are going to glean so much encouragement from it. When the Shadows Darken: E.D. and the Outdoors #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet This […]

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It’s about being healthy, not just skinny

For our second installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Crystal. Crystal discusses how she has struggled with body image her entire life. And how she wants to change that for her daughter and encourage her to be healthy. It’s about being healthy, not just skinny #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I get older […]

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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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Merry Christmas from HLAW

Christmas is a special time of year. It is a time where we come together and celebrate long-standing traditions with our families, friends, and community. We at Hike Like A Woman want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, and share with you some of our most cherished holiday memories. What are […]

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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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Thank You from Lucy

We’ve all been down and don’t know where to turn. While Magazine Editor Lucy was in the hospital last year she turned to the Hike Like A Woman community and received outpouring support. On the one-year anniversary, she says “Thank you” to that community. Thank You from Lucy #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet One year ago […]

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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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Heather’s Choice Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Heather’s Choice provided samples to us to review at no cost. All thoughts and opinions about this product are our own. Mara here. I am such a lazy camper. I see campfire recipes on Pinterest and think they look amazing, tasty, and fun to make. Buuut, when it comes to preparing for a weekend […]

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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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