How To Use Trekking Poles

Are you a trekking pole fan? Today we’re talking about trekking poles when you should use them, why you should use them and how you should use them. You can keep on reading or check out this video. But first. A confession. I don’t use trekking poles on every single hike. I only use them […]

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3 Things To Look For In A Guiding Company

Have you ever hired a guide for a trip or joined a group for a guided trip? Perhaps you’re thinking about planning an epic trail for next summer and looking into guiding companies? You’re in luck because today we’re going to talk about 3 things to know the next time you hire a guide. But […]

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How To Put On Your Backpack

You’ve done it a million times before but have you ever stopped to think about it? That’s right. Today we’re talking about the proper way to put on your backpack. I know it sounds weird, right? Is there really a right and a wrong way to put on your backpack? Today I’m not telling you […]

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Top Tips For Buying New Hiking Boots

If you have been tuning in the past couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that we have talked a lot about foot pain, blisters, hiking, boots, hiking shoes, and that’s because we think your feet are so important. No one wants to have feet that hurt and are miserable out on the trail. One of my […]

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How To Lace Your Boots

Can I tell you a secret? No one wants sore and painful feet on the trail. A few days ago we chatted about how to take care of your feet in the backcountry and in that post we mentioned lacing your boots differently to prevent blisters. You can read that post by clicking here.  Today, […]

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La Sportiva Bushido II

Hike Like A Woman has come a long way. There was a time in our past that we’re not proud of. A time when brands were shoving a ton of free gear our way for testing and review. And by review we mean that our team didn’t always give gear a proper testing or give […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Feet In the Backcountry

Do you know that foot problems are one of the biggest problems that we hear about from backcountry hikers and backpackers? Well, we want to help you take care of your feet. That’s why HLAW Founder, Rebecca is here to share her top 5 tips for backcountry foot care. — If you have seen this […]

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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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How To Use Bear Spray

In 2000 I was living and training for biathlon in Canada. On July 6th, I had a good friend and teammate get attacked and killed by a black bear in Quebec. One minute she was out on the run through the trees; the next minute, we were all getting phone calls about Mary Beth’s death. I […]

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How To Have A Stress-Free Hike

The internet is bursting right now with studies showing that time spent hiking in nature reduces stress. It’s true nature is affordable (albeit not professional) therapy. But I have to be honest, sometimes hiking is stressful. I want to say that every time we hit the trails, we have zen-like experiences wandering through the mountains, […]

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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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Tents vs Hammocks

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 whether or not it’s better to tent camp or hammock camp. Believe […]

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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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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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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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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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It’s time to get real

Sometimes life doesn’t look like we want it to. Sometimes it doesn’t look like we planned, or like we really want to admit to ourselves our anyone else. But when life gets real, we turn to real ways to find peace. I love this piece by Ambassador Michelle. It really hits home with me. I’m […]

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Blazing Trails – International Living

I love this piece by Ambassador Marianne! So much we have these preconcieved notions of things are supposed to be. But when we turn inward, sometimes we will find we fit into a category that we may think we don’t belong. Blazing Trails – International Living #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Me a trailblazer? Nah…A trailblazer […]

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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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Wide Open Spaces

September is Self Improvement Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love a chance to reflect, grow and improve ourselves. So each Friday, we bring you an article to celebrate Self Improvement Month. To kick off this series, Ambassador Kimberly writes about wide open spaces. Wide Open Spaces #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Almost twelve […]

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How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer

It’s the Dog Days of Summer. Ambassador Lauren tells us how we can out and enjoy the outdoors without letting the Dog Days of Summer get us down or keep us inside. How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Don’t let the heat or humidity keep you inside this summer. […]

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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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The Importance of Volunteering for Trail Maintenance

Did you think about how that amazing trail you love hike stays so clean and not overgrown?  Volunteers spend countless hours keeping our trails in a good hiking condition. Have you ever thought about volunteering to do that work along with others? Ambassador Lori talks about her time volunteering on trail maintenance.  The Importance of […]

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The Great and Powerful Mosquito

Mara here. I interviewed a woman who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. She said to me, “If something brings me down, it’s going to be a bug.” I hate bugs! Ambassador Lori give us some interesting fact and useful information about mosquitoes.  The Great and Powerful Mosquito #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet First you hear that sound, […]

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Bloodroot, Doggie Bags, and Why Trail Etiquette Matters

Knowing how to behave in the wilderness and on the trail is so important! Ambassador Jessica writes about meeting others do obviously do not. She sums it up best by saying, “The best thing any of us can do as hikers is to educate and inform ourselves of best practices when out in nature and […]

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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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Go, find your people!

Are you a solo hiker or do you enjoy going with a group? Ambassador Michelle tells us why she hikes with groups, even though she likes being alone. Through her story, she discusses the importance of finding her people can connecting with others through the common grounds of the outdoors. Go, find your people! #HikeLikeAWoman […]

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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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Finding new paths and new experiences

Mara here. I am so jealous of Ambassador Marianne who is experiencing new things while living in a new country. Today she tells us about her new life in South America as well as the importance of hiking your own hike. Finding new paths and new experiences #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “If you’re brave enough […]

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Plus-sized hiking attire–because we’re all hikers

Social Media Manager April and Ambassador Lori compiled a list for all of us that need comfy, cute, plus-sized hiking attire. Plus Sized Hiking Attire because we’re all hikers #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet So you’ve been looking for hiking attire and you are not a size 2? On a recent blog post sponsored by REI, […]

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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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