When You Start a Hike as Strangers…but Finish as Friends

One thing I love¬†about social media and the online outdoor community is connecting with new friends. My husband and I have a longstanding joke about how many times we head out on hikes with people we don’t really know in person but who we feel like we already know because we’ve met online through our […]

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“I think I can”…

“I think I can,” puffed the little locomotive, and put itself in front of the great heavy train. As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged […]

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Why outdoor women need each other.

Hiking friends are the best kind of friends to have. I think it’s because they ‘get it’…they understand the need to bag or peak, or seek solace in nature.¬† A few weeks ago I was feeling kind of discouraged. As you probably noticed Hike Like A Woman grew really big, really fast. I wasn’t prepared […]

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Women Who Inspire Us

Lately I’ve been thinking about the word inspire. I’ve also been thinking about who inspires me. Who makes me want to be a better person? Who makes me want to learn something new?   Who makes me want to challenge myself? Who motivates me to schlep my kids up bigger and bigger mountains? Who makes […]

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