From Basecamp, With Love-June 13th

A few years ago I got this wild, crazy idea. To buy a ski shop. It wasn’t just any ski shop. To me, the shop, which had been in business almost as long as I’d been alive was a diamond in the rough. A gem of a place that I could grow to become my […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom

Sometimes we all feel like we aren’t good enough, but when that feeling is associated with our children, it tugs on our emotions even harder. Ambassador Crystal speaks about how sometimes she feels like she’s letting her children down. Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately […]

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The #1 Thing We Can Do To Raise Brave Children

So there I was, afraid of dogs. So there I was, afraid that my parachute wouldn’t open as I took my first jump out of a C-130 at the US Army Airborne School. So there I was, completely exhausted after laboring for 36 hours to deliver a 9 pound, 2 ounce baby boy, scared that […]

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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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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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Episode 59: Moving Forward With Gear Forward

We have something unusual going on with the podcast today. Our first male guest! We’ve decided that in 2018 it’s time to open things up to the wider outdoor community. We talk about diversity so it’s time to practice what we preach. Please welcome Scott Gauvin to the show.  Scott is a hiker, an explorer, […]

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Robyn The Nomad

Meet Robyn. Robyn is a wife, mother of 5, and a full time nomad. In our conversation today we talk about how her and her husband sold their business to live in a trailer and travel the world. We also dive into her approach to “unschooling” her children, and she gets really honest about her […]

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Rain or Shine With Linda Åkeson McGurk

Several years ago I found the website, Rain or Shine Mamma. Instantly it became one of my favorite websites (which says a lot because I typically loathe parenting blogs). The website is fun, refreshing and full of great tips on outdoor play and parenting. Well, Linda, the woman behind the blog recently published her first […]

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The One Word That’s Saved My Life

If you’re tired. If you’re burned out. If you’re stressed out. If you have too much on your plate. Or too many things to do… Today’s podcast episode is for you. I get a little personal and tell you about the past month or so around here. And how I made a decision to say […]

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How To Get Up When You Fall

Today’s podcast episode is weird. It’s just me rambling on and on about an experience that I had this week. I don’t know why I’m sharing it with you. But I do know that I had to share it because it’s been nagging me all night long. I couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking about it. […]

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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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Recommended Hikes in Southwest Montana

I’m super excited to have my friend Amelia with Tales of a Mountain Mama on the blog today with a special post all about kid-friendly hikes in Southwest Montana. You can also find her on last week’s podcast show. Take it away Amelia… Recommended #hikes in #southwest #montana with @mtnmamatales & @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet […]

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Adventuring With Amelia

Meet my friend Amelia. You might already know her from her amazingly awesome website, Tales Of A Mountain Mama. If you don’t I’m happy to introduce you to her. But what you probably don’t know about her is that she’s the mother of (almost) 5, some of the secrets of living in Yellowstone National Park, […]

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Go And Be A Force

We are celebrating women in the outdoors through REI’s #ForceOfNature project. This is not a sponsored post, we just want to keep sharing our thoughts and feelings about what it means to be a Force of Nature. Go And Be A Force #ForceOFNature @hikelikeawoman #REI Click To Tweet Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a day when […]

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My Daughter, A Force Of Nature

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. My Daughter, A #ForceOfNature @hikelikeawoman in partnership with @REI #sponsored Click To Tweet There’s a special relationship that can develop between a mother and a daughter. Especially when that mother is raising her daughter to be a Force of Nature. Today we’re […]

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13 Reasons To Take Your Grandma Hiking

We’re starting something new around here. On Friday’s we plan to focus our blog around outdoor families. You might have noticed last week’s inaugural post about hiking with kids. But we’re not just going to talk about kids and the traditional Mom + Dad + 2 Kids + A Dog + A 4-person tent families […]

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5 Pro Tips for Hiking With Kids

Welcome Ruth to the website today with 5 tips for hiking with children. We’re excited to have her all the way from South Africa with this video. Stay tuned, you just might see a zebra or two in this video. 5 Pro Tips for Hiking With Kids #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet **** Tip #1: Be […]

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Real Life In Banff

Meet Meghan. Meghan is a writer, an explorer, a mother who lives in beautiful Banff. Meghan is also very honest about how she balances her busy schedule. If you’re the kind of person who struggles to balance and manage your life I think you’ll find this interview to be very refreshing. You can find Meghan […]

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Diversity In The Outdoors With Melissa

  Diversity In The Outdoors With @chasquimom on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet Meet Melissa Avery. Melissa is a California-based outdoor writer and busy Mom who is passionate about her family history and sharing the message of diversity in the outdoors. In our conversation, you’ll get a sneak peak into Melissa’s fascinating life and learn […]

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On The Road With Jess

Meet Jess Curren. Jess is a Mom, a writer, an amazing photographer and she does it all from an Airstream trailer as she travels the country with her family. If you’ve ever dreamed of living a nomadic lifestyle or hitting the road you’re going to love our conversation. You can find Jess at www.currentlywandering.com. Meet […]

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Singing Through A Storm With Jami

Meet Jami Savage. Jami is a Canadian adventurer who went from indoor Mom to outdoor Mom and redefined motherhood and her children’s lives. Jami is also an incredible storyteller and her interview is full of true and honest tales of challenges and triumphs. You can find her on her website at Adventure Awaits. Enjoy! 2:30 […]

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An Outdoor Mama of 4: Stephanie Harper

Meet Stephanie Harper. Stephanie is a writer, a wife, a mother an outdoor enthusiast and a lifelong learner. You can learn more about Stephanie on her website at Raising Kids Wild. You can listen to our interview right here and check out our show notes below. Enjoy! Meet Stephanie, with @RaisingKidsWild today on the @hikelikeawoman […]

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The Brave Ski Mom Kristen Lummis

Meet Kristen Lummis. Kristin is a wife, mom, skier, You can listen to our interview right here and check out our show notes below. Enjoy! Meet the @BraveSkiMom today on the @Hikelikeawoman #podcast! Click To Tweet 1:30 “You know Mom, I knew you’d never start that blog.” 2:20 You have to be brave to be […]

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Meet Andrea (Buddy Backpacker’s Mom)

Have you heard about Buddy Backpacker? If you haven’t you can learn about him from Backpacker Magazine. Let’s just say that his hiking resume is way better than mine, and probably yours too. I mean he’s an 8-year-old who has hiked the AT, PCT, & Colorado Trail…that’s 6,500+ miles. As the mother of a 5-year-old, […]

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How To Get Up After You Fall

I think it’s good to admit that we’re not perfect. That mistakes happen and that sometimes we have difficult and challenging days in life and on the trail. Please welcome Jennifer to the blog today. This post wasn’t super easy for her to share so be sure to drop some love for her in the […]

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When Grandma Gatewood Took A Hike

A few months ago I was approached to review the book, When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike by Michelle Houts. Stephanie was the lucky Ambassador who got to snuggle up next to her kiddo to read the book and share her thoughts. Since then I’ve read the book with my two young sons and it’s rapidly becoming […]

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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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You See A Cold Baby Bison, I See A Wild Animal.

Normally I save my rants for Friday mornings but this one simply can’t wait. I’m fired up. I’m angry. I’m sad. Headlines like this have my head spinning. Online filmmakers venture off-boardwalk at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone A Baby Bison That Was Placed In A Van By Tourists In Yellowstone Is Euthanized 3 suspects identified […]

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The Truth About Mother’s Day

This morning I hiked with a group of my Mom friends. We watched our children charge up a hill. We watched them posthole through deep patches of slushy spring snow. We watched them play with sticks, fill their hats with rocks and throw pine cones. Now I’m watching my children nap on the couch, completely […]

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What’s My Contribution To The World?

Last week I sat at an honors banquet for the University of Wyoming College of Law. I was wearing a little black cocktail dress, eyeliner (shocking!) and shoes with too much heel. I felt awkward and out of place without my hiking pants and trail runners. I was accompanying my husband who is in his […]

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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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What a Tragic Death Taught Me About Risk in the Outdoors

Note: The draft for this blog post has been saved since the first week of January. I haven’t had the courage to hit the ‘publish’ button. Maybe it’s that I want to keep it fun and positive around here and you can’t do that when you’re talking about death. Or maybe I was afraid of […]

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How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors

How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet A few days ago I was walking through the Kmart parking lot with my kids. Yep, I said Kmart…we live in Wyoming and sometimes we shop at Kmart. We’re classy like that. All of a sudden an old, filthy, greasy McDonalds bag flew […]

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