Why You Should Learn The History of The Trail

It was less than 3 miles, but I was still scared the whole time! Learning to overcome my fear of solo hiking is going to be hard, but it’s one I am determined to do!  Today, I decided on a trail via a few different contributing factors. One, It was one I’ve hiked many times […]

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13 Questions I Ask Myself Before Every Hike

I remember this hike like it was yesterday, even though it was years ago. I confidently led a convoy of hikers to a new-to-me trailhead far from home. I was positive that I knew the route to get to the trailhead when we took off. Boy, was I wrong. There were U-Turns, dirt roads, and […]

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How To Poop In The Woods

Welcome to Get Real With Rebecca. This is the place where Hike Like A Woman founder Rebecca Walsh answers your questions about hiking, camping, backpacking, life, small business ownership and work life balance. On today’s show we answer a reader question all about “where do you go” and talking about how to do your business […]

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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection | Written by Shelley Roberts Bendall Nothing gets me jazzed up more than making a connection. Luckily, I get to do a lot of that for my job. I coordinate a couple of community-wide accreditation programs and through that I get to meet many people from all walks of life. I […]

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Why I’m Replacing Goals With Habits

It’s New Years Eve and people everywhere are drinking champagne, reminiscing about 2019, kissing someone good looking at the stroke of midnight and vowing to lose weight, save money, find a better job &/or read more books. I used to be one of those people. I promised myself that I’d get fit, lose weight, feed […]

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The Complexities of Friendship

In the past few weeks, I’ve been called all sorts of horrible things via email, private message and publicly by women who I once considered to be my close friends. They are women who I let into our Hike Like A Woman ambassador team and some into my leadership circle. They are women who I’ve […]

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Thank You Anna

This morning I did something that I don’t normally do. I stopped at the coffee shop down the street for a chocolate croissant and a mint tea on my way to work. You see, I’ve had a crazy week full of ups and downs. I needed chocolate. On Tuesday I got some news that totally […]

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Not a hiking post, but a rafting post

We are a group of women who love the outdoors. And sometimes, that doesn’t involve hiking.Today we have a guest post from Madelene who writes about find a new love in outdoor recreation. Who else loves to packraft or kayak?  Not a hiking post, but a rafting post #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Recently I have […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom?

  Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately with the question of “Am I doing enough as a mom for my girls?” I’m sure I’m not the only mom to ever ask themselves this questions, but it seems to be bothering me more and more now […]

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Path to Discovery

In life, it is never a straight path without mountains and valleys. We can get off course and sometimes off-course is where we’re supposed to be. It can lead us to a better place. I love this piece by Leadership Team member Jessica! She writes about taking chances and taking control of that path. Exploring […]

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Do The Hard Things

I think that sometimes in life hard things happen unexpectedly, like the death of a loved one or a relationship gone bad. But sometimes, hard things come as a result of the choices that we make. I tend to make choices that force me to do hard things. Often I wish that I could be […]

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Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group 

Did you catch yesterday’s podcast episode? In it Rebecca and Crystal visited with Ambassador Jacquelyn about joining an all women’s hiking group. Jacquelyn talks about it further in this blog post. Why You Should Join an All Women’s Hiking Group #HikeLIkeAWoman Click To Tweet One of the amazing benefits of being part of Hike Like […]

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Overcoming Vedauwoo

How do you overcome your fears to do something you want to do? Ambassador Lori is on the blog today talking about just that. She talks to us about a time when she relyed on her friends and her love of nature to conquor something that scares her. Overcoming Vedauwoo #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Overcoming […]

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10 Great Ways to find a hiking partner or group hike

It’s Galentine’s Day! We here at Hike Like A Woman celebrate women and the bonds between women. But sometimes, finding a woman to hike with can be difficult. Today Annie tells us about 10 ways to find a hiking partner or group. Recently Hike Like A Woman was contacted by someone who wanted to become […]

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5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike

Hiking alone has its benefits, but so does hiking with others.However, there are several things to consider when sharing the experience with other people. Ambassador Sarah gives us five steps for a successful group hike. 5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Let’s be honest, there are times when I just […]

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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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Here’s To Strong Women

It’s Women’s History Month and earlier this week we celebrated International Women’s Day so we thought it’d be fitting today to chat on the podcast about some women who have been influential in our lives and shaping our love for the outdoors. First up Rebecca talks about being inspired by the courage and strength of […]

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Who Inspires You? Women Mentors in the Outdoors

During the month of March we celebrate women with Women’s History Month, and yesterday was International Women’s Day. Is there a woman in your life that has helped shape who you are? Ambassador Sarah shares with us two women who mentored her and helped her become the women she is. I love how she shows […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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. Take it away Amelia… Recommended #hikes in #southwest #montana with @mtnmamatales & @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Over the past few months, we have been traveling and […]

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Fear vs A Force Of Nature

Today’s post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Fear vs A #ForceOfNature @hikelikeawoman in partnership with @REI #sponsored Click To Tweet Sometimes as an outdoor woman, it would be easy to listen to the naysayers who believe that we shouldn’t be adventuring unless “protected” by a big strong man. This […]

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From 0-100 Miles. How Each Step Transformed Me.

From 0-100 Miles. How Each Step Transformed Me. @hikelikeawoman #womenwhoinspire Click To Tweet Please welcome Jordan to the website today with a tales of transformation and a story of determination. Reading her story hit close to home for me…how often do we fight against feelings of insecurity? Too often. Jordan’s story will leave you smiling, […]

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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 with the Bugs

I’m excited to have the amazing Mara on the blog today with a little story about when flies came buzzing into her backpacking trip causing quite the stir. Have you ever had to cope with bugs on a backpacking trip? #backpacking with the bugs @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet I absolutely love backpacking, but at […]

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Top Tips for Safe Solo Hikes

Top Tips for Safe Solo Hikes @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet  Safety. It’s something that’s always in the back of my mind, especially when I head out into the backcountry. Safety from wild animals and predators. Safety from extreme weather.  Safety from hazardous terrain. Safety driving to and from the trailhead. Safety from people who […]

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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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14 Backpacking Tips You Need For Your Next Trip

A few weeks ago I went backpacking with a few friends. In the group we had several experienced backpackers and several novice backpackers. Some of us hadn’t been backpacking since having kids, so we had to dust off our packs and dig out our water filters. Because our group was so diverse I published a packing […]

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The Truth About Fear in the Outdoors

The Truth About #Fear in the #Outdoors @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet When I was a tween my favorite movie was Iron Will. It’s sappy, feel-good, Disney movie about a teenage boy who enters a dog sled race hoping to win money and save his mother’s farm. One particular quote from this movie became my mantra […]

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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 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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Four Words We Need To Hear More Often

4 Words We Need To Hear More Often @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Have you ever had one of those moments where you say the wrong thing? Yesterday was a pretty typical day for me but I said something that I regret. Here’s the story. I took my kids out for a little snowshoeing on one […]

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What Happened When I Skied in Yellowstone

I love to hike but I have to confess that my first true love is with the sport of nordic skiing. There’s just something about the sound of the snow gliding underneath my skis, it’s magical. What happened when I #skied in #Yellowstone. #hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Cross-country skiing (and biathlon) pretty much defined me […]

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