From Basecamp, With Love-June 13th

A few years ago I got this wild, crazy idea. To buy a ski shop. It wasn’t just any ski shop. To me, the shop, which had been in business almost as long as I’d been alive was a diamond in the rough. A gem of a place that I could grow to become my […]

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You have a lot of power in your influence

Mara here. After spending the week with my niece, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before. As role models, we have a lot more power in our influence than we realize. And the problem is we sometimes do things without realizing we are being looked up to. You have a lot of power in your […]

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Am I doing enough as a mom

Sometimes we all feel like we aren’t good enough, but when that feeling is associated with our children, it tugs on our emotions even harder. Ambassador Crystal speaks about how sometimes she feels like she’s letting her children down. Am I doing enough as a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve been struggling mentally lately […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- May 7, 2019

Today on the show we answer reader questions about screen time in children, celebrate a few wins and chat a little bit about the struggles of work/life balance and embracing our imperfections. We hope you enjoy today’s show. A special thank you to today’s sponsors, Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe, Centennial WY Just click […]

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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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HLAW Unfiltered- April 30, 2019

Today on the show we chat about mental health and what Crystal does to take care of herself and we announce that our application period to become a Hike Like A Woman Ambassador is open! Click here to apply: https://hlaw.typeform.com/to/eHhEse and watch the show to learn more about what an HLAW Ambassador is and what an […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 23, 2019

Today on the show we talk about the Tooth Fairy, backpacking, our local hiking groups and learn that Crystal collects weird things and Rebecca doesn’t like hiking when she’s on vacation. A huge thank you to the Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe, Centennial WY for sponsoring today’s show. We hope you enjoy today’s conversation. Just click […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 9, 2019

Today on #hikelikeawomanunfiltered we chat about compliment sandwiches, gators and the southern phrase “bless your heart”– thanks so much for joining us and a huge thank you to our sponsor, the Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe, Centennial WY. If you’d like to help fund the show through Patreon by donating $1.00/month simply click here: https://www.patreon.com/hikelikeawoman and if you’d like […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- April 2, 2019

Val is an unlikely through hiker. In just a few short months she’ll be headed southbound on the Appalachian Trail. She’s in her 50’s, she’s “fluffy” as she calls herself, she’s asthmatic and she’s a complete and total badass. On the show today she talks about her prep to get ready for this big adventure. […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- March 26, 2019

We’re back with another episode of HLAW unfiltered. This show is actually recorded LIVE on YouTube & Facebook every Tuesday morning at 8:30 MDT. On today’s show, we talk about self-debt, self-loathing and crushing goals. We also chat about motherhood and celebrate just a few of this weeks wins. We hope you enjoy today’s conversation. […]

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HLAW Unfiltered- March 12, 2019

We’re back with another episode of HLAW unfiltered. This show is actually recorded LIVE on YouTube & Facebook every Tuesday morning at 8:30 MDT. On today’s show, we talk about loving our bodies no matter their shape and size are. We get spicy about the outdoor industry, shopping in Miami and loving our bodies especially […]

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The #1 Thing We Can Do To Raise Brave Children

So there I was, afraid of dogs. So there I was, afraid that my parachute wouldn’t open as I took my first jump out of a C-130 at the US Army Airborne School. So there I was, completely exhausted after laboring for 36 hours to deliver a 9 pound, 2 ounce baby boy, scared that […]

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Failure Is An Option (Episode 080)

Welcome to Episode 80 of the HLAW podcast. I’ve been taking a break lately. Wondering about the future of the podcast. I’ve been bored with our long interview format. I haven’t had time for interviews or to edit interviews or publish episodes. I’ve thought about shutting the show down and taking a big break forever […]

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A Wild Chat With Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, and the New York Times best-selling books Brave Enough and Tiny Beautiful Things and the novel, Torch. She is also co-host of the Dear Sugars podcast and advice column. She is an author, wife, mom, hiker, activist, world traveler and we […]

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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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I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature.

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome to the blog Ambassador Marianne as she tells how she is teaching her granddaughters to become Forces of Nature. I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature. #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Six years ago something monumental happened in […]

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I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome Video Editor Crystal to the blog today as she discusses adventuring as a mom. I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Becoming a mom was one of the greatest moments of my life. After struggling […]

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Robyn The Nomad

Meet Robyn. Robyn is a wife, mother of 5, and a full time nomad. In our conversation today we talk about how her and her husband sold their business to live in a trailer and travel the world. We also dive into her approach to “unschooling” her children, and she gets really honest about her […]

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Rain or Shine With Linda Åkeson McGurk

Several years ago I found the website, Rain or Shine Mamma. Instantly it became one of my favorite websites (which says a lot because I typically loathe parenting blogs). The website is fun, refreshing and full of great tips on outdoor play and parenting. Well, Linda, the woman behind the blog recently published her first […]

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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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Going from a baby to a toddler while hiking

Hiking with children is always an adventure. If you have little ones, you know there is a big difference in a baby and a toddler. Ambassador Crystal talks about going from taking a baby on a hike to taking a toddler on a hike, and the differences in between the two. Going from a Baby […]

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Do You Ever Feel Like An Imposter?

Do you ever feel like an imposter? Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and think, “wow, there’s so much epic beauty and badassery in the outdoor community…there’s no way that I could ever measure up.” Well, you’re not the only one. Today on the show we’re talking about Imposter Syndrome and how those […]

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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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How To Get Up When You Fall

Today’s podcast episode is weird. It’s just me rambling on and on about an experience that I had this week. I don’t know why I’m sharing it with you. But I do know that I had to share it because it’s been nagging me all night long. I couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking about it. […]

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Misadventures and lessons learned on the trail

Misadventures teach you how to be a better hiker, better explorer, and better person. Ambassador Crystal Osborn talks about hiking in Central Florida (yes, there’s more than theme parks) and the lessons she’s learned. Misadventures and lessons learned on the trail #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you […]

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Hitchhiking with Diane

Meet Diane Vukovic. Diane is an American woman who left the United States to make her home in Serbia. She’s raising a young daughter and navigating the world of handicap-accessible outdoor adventures with her partner. Diane is a vegan, a hitchhiker, a mother and a blogger and you can learn more about her on 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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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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Hiking With Hanna

Meet Hanna. Hanna is a down-to-earth outdoor Mom who is fun, adventurous and navigating life as a new Mom. She’s also part of our 365 Mile Challenge. Today we chat about life and Hanna’s badass Russian heritage. I hope you enjoy our conversation.   #Hiking with Hanna on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet ********** Show […]

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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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Adventuring With Amelia

Meet my friend Amelia. You might already know her from her amazingly awesome website, Tales Of A Mountain Mama. If you don’t I’m happy to introduce you to her. But what you probably don’t know about her is that she’s the mother of (almost) 5, some of the secrets of living in Yellowstone National Park, […]

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The Adventure Mama

Meet Kirsten. Kirsten is an adventure Mama living in Crested Butte Colorado. She admits that her outdoor adventures don’t look perfect but that’s what makes them adventures.  You can find Kirsten on her website at The Adventure Mama. A post shared by Kirsten (@theadventuremama) on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:42am PST Enjoy our conversation. Show […]

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A true Alaskan woman

I am always amazed at those hardy women who can live in extremely remote places. Welcome Ambassador Jamie to blog and read her interview with a woman who inspires her. A True Alaskan Woman #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’m surrounded by amazing women and I am truly blessed because of it. I choose to be […]

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Go And Be A Force

We are celebrating women in the outdoors through REI’s #ForceOfNature project. This is not a sponsored post, we just want to keep sharing our thoughts and feelings about what it means to be a Force of Nature. Go And Be A Force #ForceOFNature @hikelikeawoman #REI Click To Tweet Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a day when […]

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My Daughter, A Force Of Nature

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. My Daughter, A #ForceOfNature @hikelikeawoman in partnership with @REI #sponsored Click To Tweet There’s a special relationship that can develop between a mother and a daughter. Especially when that mother is raising her daughter to be a Force of Nature. Today we’re […]

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