How To Help A Grieving Friend

How to help a grieving friend (it’s more than a crock-pot meal) @hikelikeawoman #friendship #outdoors Click To Tweet My crockpot has been busy this winter. Emails, phone calls and messages requesting meals have been an almost weekly occurrence. I’ve learned about mealtrain.com and takethemameal.com. I’ve learned what it feels like to stand with tear-stained cheeks […]

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Meet Ruby #womenwhoinspire

A Woman’s Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook by Ruby McConnell. This book is awesome! @hikelikeawoman http://amzn.to/1ScMBiF Click To Tweet It’s been quiet around here. I’ve spent most of the month working in Korea (more about my adventures there coming soon). But, spending so much time on airplanes this month meant that I […]

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Meet Bobbie (#womenwhoinspire)

Meet Bobbie (#womenwhoinspire) Click To Tweet The strangest thing about being a blogger is making friends with people who you have never met before. It honestly feels like I have known Bobbie a long time. She’s been a lot of fun interacting with on our Hike Like A Woman facebook page and through Just Trails […]

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Meet Anna (#womenwhoinspire)

Meet Anna, a writer, photographer and outdoor woman! @hikelikeawoman #womenwhoinspire Click To Tweet I think sometimes I take things for granted, especially when it comes to leading a physically active life. Like most of the women who I have interviewed for our #womenwhoinspire series I met Anna when she joined our goal-setting group. Her story […]

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Meet Ruth (#womenwhoinspire)

Meet Ruth! #womenwhoinspire @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet You know what’s crazy? The moment when you realize that your blog has a large and amazing international following! About a month ago I “met” Ruth on our Summit: Goal-Setting Group. She just happens to live in Pretoria, South Africa, how amazing is that! Shortly after being introduced […]

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Meet Mary Beth (#womenwhoinspire)

In December I knew that I needed some inspiration. I knew that I needed to surround myself with a group of women who could motivate me and push me to reach my goals, that’s why I started the Summit goal-setting group. But launching it was really hard, I wasn’t sure if anyone would want to […]

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Meet Melissa (#womenwhoinspire)

Meet Melissa! I “met” Melissa a few weeks ago when she joined our Summit Goal Setting Group. Instantly I was impressed with her enthusiasm and drive to set big goals. But I knew that I had to interview her as soon as I read a blog post she wrote called, A letter to my daughter: […]

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Meet Angela (#womenwhoinspire)

Next up in our @hikelikeawoman #womenwhoinspire blog series, meet Angela! Founder of @NWHealthyMama Click To Tweet Several months ago I “met” Angela online. She had started the website, NW Healthy Mama around the same time that I launched the Hike Like A Woman Blog. She asked if I’d write a guest post, which I happily did […]

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Meet Laura (#womenwhoinspire)

Since starting the Summit Goal Setting Group I have been amazed and inspired by how many incredible women are part of our small but awesome community. I’ve been so inspired that I’m starting a new blog series. I’m calling it ‘Women Who Inspire’ and every Monday I plan to feature an interview from one amazing […]

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The Best of 2015

The best of #2015! #hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet It’s been an exciting year for Hike Like A Woman. Our website isn’t even a year old but through it I’ve made lasting friends, learned about amazing hiking trails all over North America and it’s been a fun place to write about what’s on my mind. Here’s […]

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10 Good Reasons to Take a Hike

Sometimes when I tell people that I like to hike they don’t get it. They look at me like I’m crazy. They say that hiking is boring. They simply can’t figure out why I look forward to loading my kids in the car, stuffing my daypack with granola bars and heading for the mountains. There […]

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What I’ve Learned from Anish

  What I’ve Learned from Anish #hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet By now I’m sure you have all heard of Heather ‘Anish”Anderson and her recent unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail. She hiked 2,189-miles in 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. There was no team hooking her up with Big Macs and protein bars, shuffling her […]

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7 Amazing Outdoor Moms

I was raised by an Outdoor Mom. I remember her loading my siblings and as many neighborhood kids as she could fit in our 1987 Dodge caravan and driving to trailheads all over the place to take us hiking. I also remember her bold attempt to take us camping without my Dad. It didn’t go […]

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An interview with the Top Goat {Molly Ward} – Part 2 #womenwhoinspire

This is the second part of an interview with my friend and all around amazing woman, Molly who owns Mountain Goat Instructional Design in Bozeman, Montana. If you tuned in yesterday Molly talked about the important connection between children, science and our natural world. Today’s interview dives into a few trail-friendly activities with kids that […]

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How to Become an Outdoor Mom

You’re at 10,000 feet, 4 miles away from your car at the trailhead and your 8-month-old baby suddenly starts screaming at the top of her lungs. You check her diaper, offer her a snack and a drink. You check her clothing to make sure she isn’t over or under dressed. You cuddle with her. Sing […]

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This Season of Life

This morning I went snowshoeing with a few friends and our children. The adult to child ratio was 5:7. The odds were in favor of the Moms. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. Thanks to a crazy spring storm there was 2 feet of snow underneath our snowshoes. The morning was beautiful […]

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From the Trailhead to a Night on the Town in 15 Minutes

Are you ready for a confession? The thought of putting on foundation makes me break into a cold sweat. I’ve never mastered the art of applying eye-liner, lipstick seems annoying and most of the time I’m either wearing hiking pants or yoga pants. But, I have this friend named Jenn. We like to hike together. […]

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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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