Giving Shelter

Mara here. October is a Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and dogs make great hiking partners. This month we bring you a series on adopting dogs and how to get them outside. I have a bad habit of bring home stray dogs and it has gotten me into trouble many times. But how can you […]

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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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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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Mara Kuhn: Outdoorsy in Arkansas

Meet Mara. Actually you probably already know Mara by now. She was a 2016-2017 HLAW Ambassador and is now our editor. She’s responsible for every single blog post you see here. She does a great job and I don’t think her (or pay her) nearly enough. Today on the show Mara and I chat about […]

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Alyssa Feinberg: A Rad Young Entrepreneur

Meet Alyssa. She’s in high school. She’s a mountain biker. She’s a Nordic skier. She just started her own small business making rad headbands. Her advice to all of us is to give young entrepreneurs a chance. I’m honored to have her on the show today and to carry her products in my store so if […]

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The Funstoppable Becca Droz

Way back in February I was laid up for a few weeks with an unexpected surgery. Naturally, I had to binge watch Season 29 of The Amazing Race. While watching the show I was instantly inspired by Becca Droz. She had two braids and a permanent smile on her face for the entire race. What’s […]

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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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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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Capitol Reef NP – Adventures of Two HLAW Ambassador

Mara here. Boy, am I jealous that Hike Like A Woman’s Jill and April were able to get together. And not only did they get together, they got together in Utah! Jill writes about their adventure. Capitol Reef NP ~ Adventures of Two HLAW Ambassador: when 2 worlds collide #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Capitol Reef […]

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Will Hike For Donuts

Mara here. I have a major sweet tooth! Hiking for donuts is so up my alley. Ambassador Sarah gives some great tips on how to properly fuel your body during hikes as well as tips on training for an epic hike. Will Hike For Donuts #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet A few months ago I was […]

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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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Our Favorite National Park Memories

Rebecca here, I know, I’m actually writing a blog post… It’s no secret that we love public lands here at Hike Like A Woman. National Parks. State Parks. National Forests. BLM Land. National Historic Sites. We love them all. Last summer I headed to Fort Laramie with my two children. We only live a few […]

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Chickens, Iowa and Hiking

Meet Jessica Hubbard. Jessica is a HLAW Ambassador from Iowa. She’s also in charge of our Adventure Book Club and this was the first time that we recorded a podcast live in our Membership community. I hope you enjoy our conversation today. You can listen to the show right here on our website, just click […]

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From Summer Camp to the PCT

Meet Jessie Dickerson. Jessie is a camp counselor. An outdoor educator. A thru-hiker and once she had to call Search & Rescue. Today on the show we chat about everything summer camp, to the future of our planet and her trek last summer along the California portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. If you send […]

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What I Learned From Cheryl Strayed

I feel like part of being human is dealing with the ebb and flow of life. There’s a cycle of stress followed by calm. There’s chaos followed by order. There’s disappointment followed by good news. Failure followed by success. Last night I attended a lecture given by Cheryl Strayed at the University of Wyoming. Her […]

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Balloon Bust

Mara here. I know that the effort and meaning behind balloon release mean well, but they are terrible for our environment and wildlife. I can’t help but view them as littering, and see them as the same as a group of people gathering to throw litter on the ground. Brand Sponsorship and Partnerships Team Leader […]

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Having The Courage To Be Authentic

  Meet Alexandra DiRuscio. Alex is a mom, a hiker, a cyclist, a comedy writer and founder of  who often channels her inner Katniss with archery. Today on the show we chat about everything from starting a new business to being authentic and I think you’re going to love our conversation. Alex is humble, down-to-earth […]

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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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An Interview With A Scaredy Cat

Hi Friends and welcome to episode 067 of the HLAW podcast! I’m thrilled to have Lori Roberts on the podcast today. Lori is an HLAW Ambassador and a woman who I greatly respect and admire. She is also one of my favorite Canadians, a hiker, and a self-proclaimed scaredy cat. You can learn more about […]

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Jenny’s Epic Side Hustle

Can you believe that we’re already at episode 66 of the podcast? I’m thrilled to have Jenny Owens on the podcast today. On today’s show we get to know Jenny and learn more about her start-up or as she put it, her “side hustle” — CampRents. CampRents is an online gear rental program coming live […]

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Feeling healthy, finding beauty on the trail

We struggle with our body image so much. Society tell us we have to look a certain way to be accepted. But nature doesn’t care, and in nature we can connect with ourselves and learn that we are perfect. And when we learn that we don’t care what society says the “norm” is. Ambassador Lori […]

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Reader Spotlight – Aaron Owens Mayhew

The women who read the HLAW blog, follow us on social media, join us for local hikes, listen to our podcast, and read our digital magazine are AMAZING. Today we’re highlighting once such amazing woman. Meet Aaron Owens Mayhew. (p.s. She eloped to this mountain and got married just a few months ago, how’s that […]

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The Inside Scoop On Deuter with Becky Marcelliano

Meet Becky Marcelliano Becky is awesome. Hands down. She once rode her bike coast-to-coast. She’s passionate about Mother Earth and sustainability in the outdoor industry. She cares about ensuring that women have gear that is functional and fits properly. And in today’s interview we learn that Deuter got it’s start making tents for German beer gardens. […]

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BONUS DAY 2 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Felicia

We wanted to keep the holiday spirit going, so we are bringing you bonus trails following our 12 Trails of Christmas. Today is our second bonus and final trail. Ambassador Felicia shows one her favorite trails in Mount Diablo State Park in northern California. BONUS DAY 2 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Felicia #HikeLikeAWoman […]

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Bonus Day of 12 Trails of Christmas with Marianne

Surprise! We wanted to keep the holiday spirit going, so we are bringing you two bonus trails following our 12 Trails of Christmas. Today Ambassador Marianne as she shows one her favorite trails, Frary Peak Trail on Antelope Island near Salt Lake City, Utah. Bonus Day of 12 Trails of Christmas with Marianne #HikeLikeAWoman Click […]

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Day 12 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Lucy

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 12 we welcome Magazine Editor Lucy to conclude our series as she shows us one of her favorite trails in east Tennessee. Today’s trail is sponsored by: Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro, GCI Outdoor  & […]

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Chicot State Park and Lake Chicot in Louisiana

In addition to our 12 Trails of Christmas this holiday season, we are giving you bonus blog posts to accompany videos from our Ambassadors and Staff. Today Ambassador Heather shows us hiking at Chicot State Park and Lake Chicot in Louisiana. Chicot State Park and Lake Chicot in Louisiana #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Since, I […]

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Day 11 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Heather

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 11 we welcome Ambassador Heather as she shows one her favorite trails in Louisiana. Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro & GCI Outdoor. We’re super thankful for our sponsors so be sure to give […]

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Nothing is What It Seems: Behind the Scenes of Social Media

In addition to our 12 Trails of Christmas this holiday season, we are giving you bonus blog posts to accompany videos from our Ambassadors and Staff. Today Ambassador Meg talks about life behind the vale of social media. Nothing is What It Seems: Behind the Scenes of Social Media #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Social media […]

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Day 10 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Lorna

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 10 we welcome Outdoor Education Team Leader, Mentor & Advisor Lorna as she shows us the Florida National Scenic Trail. Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro & GCI Outdoor. We’re super thankful for our […]

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Day 9 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Sarah

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 9 we welcome Ambassador Sarah as she shows one her favorite trails in Oregon. Day 9 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Sarah #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Today’s trail is sponsored by: Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, […]

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Day 8 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Meg

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 8 we welcome Ambassador Meg as she shows one her favorite trails in Colorado. Today’s trail is sponsored by: Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro & GCI Outdoor. We’re super thankful for our sponsors […]

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Littlest Sidekick: An Interview With Shannon Vistisen

Meet Shannon Vistisen Shannon is a Mom with a mission. A mission to equip children with high-quality and affordable clothing that they need for rough and tough outdoor play. We sat down to chat about her goals, dreams and some of the challenges of starting a small business from home in your spare time. We […]

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Day 7 of 12 Trails of Christmas with Jessica

We are excited to bring you 12 Trails of Christmas during this holiday season. For Day 7 we welcome Ambassador Jessica as she shows us one her favorite trails in Iowa. Today’s trail is sponsored by: Today’s trail is sponsored by Montem Outdoor Gear, Tubbs Snowshoes, Backpacker’s Bistro & GCI Outdoor. We’re super thankful for our […]

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