House hunting for a camper

Sometimes taking a camper is easier, drier, and just more comfortable than a tent. But sometimes it can be more a hassle. Contributor Robin EH. Bagley takes us through her process of transitioning from a camper to a tent. House hunting for a camper #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet After a couple chilly nights spent sliding […]

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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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Quality time with dad on the trail

Mara here. My father taught me so much about what it is to be an outdoorsy woman, and I will always treasure that. Contributor Amber Vaillancourt talks about spending quality time with her father on the trail and what hiking with her father means to her. Quality time with dad on the trail #HikeLikeAWoman Click […]

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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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Why it’s important to teach your kids to be Forces of Nature

Teaching children to explore the world and blaze new trails is so important. Piggybacking on REI‘s campaign, Contributor Shanna Butler tells why it is important to teach children to be a #ForceOfNature. Why it’s important to teach your kids to be #ForceOfNature #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet So listen I could sit here and talk to […]

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Hitting the Wave

Not all backcountry permits are easy to come by. And some are really, really hard to get. Contributor Cynthia Grizzle wrights about about scoring highly coveted permits to hike The Wave in Arizona. Hiking The Wave #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet You have to literally win the lottery to visit The Wave, but it is worth […]

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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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Don’t let fear and what-ifs control you

We all struggle with things that can keep us from experiencing life to its fullest. Some more so than others. Contributor Heather Smith tell us about not letting the what-ifs and fear control her life. Don’t let fear and what-ifs control you #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet This blog post is about fear! I am not talking […]

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The Look

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in with the hiking community? Or that you don’t have “the look”? Welcome Contributor Jessica Hubbard to the blog today. She discusses how she discovered her own look. The Look #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet What does a hiker look like? Do I fit that look? Do I […]

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Hiking and a hysterectomy

Sometimes dealing with health issues set us back from our goal and our love of hiking. But Contributor Tracy Atkinson didn’t let it hold her back too much. Other than a little time for recovery, she got back out there and kept on doing what she loved. Hiking and a hysterectomy #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet […]

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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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Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good to Break Stereotypes

Breaking the stereotype and showing people that your life doesn’t have to be the same as their preconceived notions does feel really awesome! I love how Contributor Diane Vukovic says that it not only make us feel good to break stereotypes, but it also sets an example for others. Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good […]

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I’m Almost Not a Scaredy Cat

Many people have a fear of heights. And in hiking that can sometimes be a problem. Welcome Contributor Lori Roberts to the blog today and read about why she’s almost not a scaredy cat. I’m Almost Not a Scaredy Cat #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I arrived at the 5 Km marker after climbing the mountain […]

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The Day I Fell for the Mountains

Mara here. Growing up in Arkansas we have our fair share of rugged terrain, but no real mountains. I had never been above the tree line until I went out west. And like Contributor Laura Friesen describes below, when you climb that high and see the rocky peaks towering above you, it is like falling […]

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Chasing The Ashes

Have you ever tackled a hike that you knew you could complete, but you just didn’t want to? I love how Contributor Sarah Kyllo put it in her story here. There are days you simply show up and see how the trip unfolds. Even though she didn’t complete what she set out to do, Sarah’s […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

The outdoors not only can heal us, but it helps us cope with life. Contributor Mickey Sanderson discusses how fresh air, dirt, and the outdoors helps her son have more happiness in his life. This is a powerful story. A Breath of Fresh Air #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Giggles, coos, goo goo gaga, and then […]

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Sticking It Out

It is amazing how the more you do something, the more comfortable you become with it. My first backpacking trip was much different than mine now. Welcome Contributor Andie Renner-Miller the blog today. She wrote this piece in the middle of the night on her first backpacking trip to calm her anxieties. I think you’ll […]

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Meet Meg

Meet Meg Meg is a Colorado woman who is in the process of quitting her job to pursue her dream. On today we chat about a trek to Nepal and what it did to inspire her to follow her dreams.    You can follow Meg’s adventures on her website www.foxintheforest.net I loved our conversation and I […]

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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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Climbing Over Fear and Stereotypes

If you listen to what society tells you, it will never be safe enough or the right time to try new things. I have found one of the best ways to over your fear of something is to actually do it. And sometimes, do it a few times. After you accomplish what you’ve set out […]

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The Fountain of Youth

I have heard many people talk about the Camino de Santiago being life changing. It never occurred to me that the preparation and training is equally as life changing. Contributor Marianne Hoffman trained and walked the trek and found the fountain of youth along the way. The Fountain of Youth #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I […]

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Finding Myself Again

It’s easy to get caught up in life and lose yourself to your day-to-day tasks. Life happens, and life happens quickly. Contributor Jacquelyn O’Connor explains how she found herself again through hiking. I feel like this is something many of us can identify with. Finding Myself Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Growing up I was […]

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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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Keep Moving and Improving

Are you participating in the 365 Mile Challenge and feel like you are falling behind? Welcome Contributor Suzi Minor to the blog because she’s got some great encouraging words. Keep Moving and Improving #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet We’ve passed the first quarter mark of our 365 Mile Challenge, the miles are tallied and according to […]

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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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