Rediscovering your love and need for the outdoors

Life most definitely gets in the way! Sometimes we simply discover that we don’t have time for all the things we love. But that just makes them tastes sweeter when we rediscover them again. Ambassador Shelley writes about rediscovering her love and need for hiking, backpacking, and being in nature. Rediscovering your love and need […]

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Allak Tent Review

Not all tents are made alike. And there are different tents for different climates and season. HLAW Social Media Manager April tested the Hilleberg Allak II tent. She camped in snow to see how it would fair in the wintertime. Read below to see what she thinks. Allak Tent Review #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Who […]

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Foot Glide Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Body Glide provided samples to us at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Mara here. I was stoked to test out Body Glide’s Foot Glide because I hate blisters so much and have such a problem with my feet. Below are my thoughts and how Foot Glide […]

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The Funstoppable Becca Droz

Way back in February I was laid up for a few weeks with an unexpected surgery. Naturally, I had to binge watch Season 29 of The Amazing Race. While watching the show I was instantly inspired by Becca Droz. She had two braids and a permanent smile on her face for the entire race. What’s […]

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A Wild Chat With Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, and the New York Times best-selling books Brave Enough and Tiny Beautiful Things and the novel, Torch. She is also co-host of the Dear Sugars podcast and advice column. She is an author, wife, mom, hiker, activist, world traveler and we […]

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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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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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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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Jenny’s Epic Side Hustle

Can you believe that we’re already at episode 66 of the podcast? I’m thrilled to have Jenny Owens on the podcast today. On today’s show we get to know Jenny and learn more about her start-up or as she put it, her “side hustle” — CampRents. CampRents is an online gear rental program coming live […]

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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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Reader Spotlight – Aaron Owens Mayhew

The women who read the HLAW blog, follow us on social media, join us for local hikes, listen to our podcast, and read our digital magazine are AMAZING. Today we’re highlighting once such amazing woman. Meet Aaron Owens Mayhew. (p.s. She eloped to this mountain and got married just a few months ago, how’s that […]

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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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Made in Alaska

Meet Heather. Heather is an Alaskan woman, foodie, outdoor enthusiast and entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Heather’s Choice, a company that makes wholesome and delicious backpacking meals. Today on the podcast we chat about Heather’s goal to put healthy, delicious food in your pack. If you’ve ever looked into a steaming bag of […]

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Trailfoody Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

Note: Trailfoody provided a sample to us to review at no cost. All thoughts and opinions about this product are our own. When I’m heading out the door to go hiking, I struggle to get everything together. I simply don’t have time to be creative about packing the right kind of snacks. Ambassador Crystal struggles too. […]

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Letting go of mistakes and taking the experience as a whole

Do you put pressure on yourself to be perfect? Contributor Aubrey Moore talks about how she learned to take the experience as a whole rather than keeping score on what she did right and what she did wrong. Letting go of mistakes and taking the experience as a whole #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Pressure. If […]

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Hitchhiking with Diane

Meet Diane Vukovic. Diane is an American woman who left the United States to make her home in Serbia. She’s raising a young daughter and navigating the world of handicap-accessible outdoor adventures with her partner. Diane is a vegan, a hitchhiker, a mother and a blogger and you can learn more about her on her […]

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No Questions: The Real World (Lack of) Curiosity about My Hike

I’ve have always been amazed at thru-hikers. And I would relish sitting down and discussing what it was like spending six months on the trail. But to the non-hiker, or non thru-hiker they may not know how to respond to the enthusiasm of thu-hiker. Contributor Rachael Leahy thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and had confusion on […]

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I am the storm

Long distance hiking is definitely no easy task! Do you have a mantra that keeps you pushing toward the end of the trail. Ambassador Amanda Westendorf used a mantra to keep her pushing when she began her hike on the Appalachian Trail. I am the storm #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “I am the storm.” This […]

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An Open Letter To The Outdoor Industry

Hi Everyone, Rebecca here with a few thoughts on today’s podcast all about the outdoor industry. If you’ve been following along on our social media channels and blog you might have noticed that last week I was in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Outdoor Retailer Show. It was my first time to attend and […]

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When 12 Miles Isn’t Enough: Dispatch from the CDT

This post isn’t sponsored but it does contain a few affiliate links. We love it when you shop through them because the few pennies that we earn from each sale help keep HLAW up and running. Thank you! When 12 Miles Isn’t Enough: Dispatch from the #CDT @hikelikeawoman #thatsWY #wyomingtourism Click To Tweet A few […]

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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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Thousand Miler Book Review

I am always amazed at people who thru hike. I cannot imaging hiking a long-distance trail from one end to another, but it is something that I would like to do someday. There are many more long-distant other than the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail. You can learn about the Ice Age Trail in […]

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30 Good Reasons To Join Us for Outdoor School

*NOTE: Session 1 of the Outdoor School has ended but we promise more in the future. Stay tuned!* We’re SO excited! 70 amazing Outdoor Women have registered for our first session of the HLAW Outdoor School. Our goal is to educate, inspire and entertain as we dive into this 10-week online class designed by and […]

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Defying the odds – hiking after injury

I am always amazed by stories of people who are told they cannot do something anymore after an injury and then come back to prove everyone wrong. Welcome contributor Nikki Carson to the blog today as she discusses how a fall threatened to end her hiking career, but she refused to let it. Defying the […]

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Finding Calm in Out Back

Immersing yourself in  nature is a great way to heal both your body and your mind. Going into the backcountry also teaches you how to rely on yourself. Welcome contributor Liesl Magnus to the blog as she tell us about her transformation with Out Back. Finding Calm in Out Back #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I […]

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New Paths With Karo

Meet Karo. Karo is a Polish hiker currently living in Germany. Karo is a backpacker, an educator in the online outdoor community and she is passionate about connecting people with the outdoors and teaching them skills and knowledge.  Karo’s motto is, “old paths – new adventures.” I think you will find her inspiring and fun […]

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Hiking With Chardonnay

Meet Chardonnay Elsye Walker is a thru-hiker who goes by the trail name Chardonnay. Currently, she is going after her Triple Crown, right now and we were so excited to get to talk with her. If you’re not familiar with that term, the Triple Crown is recognition of a hiker who completes the Pacific Crest […]

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Eating Cheese With Nicole

We’ve partnered with REI to show the world that outdoor women are indeed a #ForceOfNature. Nicole is one such woman and I think you’re going to love our conversation today! Meet Nicole Atkins. I actually discovered Nicole through an awesome article that she wrote abut sex in the outdoors and I fell in love with […]

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Quest for the forgotten – the art of historical exploration

Exploring is not only a quest for the new and unkown, but can be a quest for the forgotten. Welcome Chelsea to the blog today as she discusses exploring lost and forgotten places full of history. Quest for the forgotten – the art of historical exploration #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “I grow very fond of […]

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Shawn on the Camino de Santiago

Met  Shawn Jardine. Shawn is a single mother of two grown boys who had a life changing experience on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 and she’s here to tell her story. I hope that it inspires you to do something bold and courageous. Enjoy our conversation. Quick note: our internet connection was a little […]

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