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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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection | Written by Shelley Roberts Bendall Nothing gets me jazzed up more than making a connection. Luckily, I get to do a lot of that for my job. I coordinate a couple of community-wide accreditation programs and through that I get to meet many people from all walks of life. I […]

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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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Thank You Anna

This morning I did something that I don’t normally do. I stopped at the coffee shop down the street for a chocolate croissant and a mint tea on my way to work. You see, I’ve had a crazy week full of ups and downs. I needed chocolate. On Tuesday I got some news that totally […]

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Path to Discovery

In life, it is never a straight path without mountains and valleys. We can get off course and sometimes off-course is where we’re supposed to be. It can lead us to a better place. I love this piece by Leadership Team member Jessica! She writes about taking chances and taking control of that path. Exploring […]

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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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Not Instagramable

Mara here. I love this post by Chief Adventure Officer Annie! I have often felt like I don’t belong in the outdoor community  because I don’t measure up to what I see on Instagram. But that really doesn’t matter does it? Not Instagramable #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a yearning for travel, exploring […]

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Being Truly Alison Again

For our next installment of Self Improvement Month Ambassador Allison tell us how a major life event led her to new beginnings. For the first installment click here, and for the second installment click here. Being Truly Alison Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I guess I always loved the outdoors but never knew it until […]

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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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I Could Chase It Forever: On the things that change your life

Have you thought about becoming a Hike Like A Woman Ambassador? The applications period is now open. Ambassador Sarah writes about what being an Ambassador means and how it has changed her life. If you are interested in becoming and Ambassador, check out the Become An Ambassador page. I Could Chase It Forever: On the […]

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Wyoming CDT Adventure

Do you let fear keep you from doing something that has the potential for awesomeness? Self doubt is most definitely not a friend. Ambassador Michelle writes about how she almost let self doubt get in the way of a trip of a lifetime, but instead pushed it aside. Wyoming CDT Adventure #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet […]

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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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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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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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Embracing The Beauty of Aging With Marianne

Hi Everyone Rebecca here with episode 064 of the HLAW Podcast. I’m excited to have Marianne Hoffman on the show today. She is a HLAW Ambassador who recently relocated from Utah to Ecuador all for the sake of adventure. Marianne has also hiked the Camino, and she’s an advocate for living life to the fullest […]

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I Would Love To Hike Solo, But I Am A Woman

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Do you want to get out and hike but you have no one to go with, or do you crave that solitude in the woods? And you think, “I would love to hike solo, BUT I am a woman.”? Well, Ambassador Jacquelyn […]

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Body Image and Outdoor Media: Working Toward Change

For our fifth and final installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Laura as she discusses the importance of diversity in the outdoor community. Body Image and Outdoor Media: Working Toward Change #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a hard time relating to the female athletes who grace the covers of outdoor magazines […]

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It’s about being healthy, not just skinny

For our second installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Crystal. Crystal discusses how she has struggled with body image her entire life. And how she wants to change that for her daughter and encourage her to be healthy. It’s about being healthy, not just skinny #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I get older […]

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No bad weather, just bad gear debunked

Have you heard the phrase, “There’s no bad weather, just bad gear”? Do you agree with it, or have you had all the right gear and still wished to not be in the elements? Hike Like A Woman’s Brand Partnerships & Sponsorship Team Leader Annie writes about running into weather that no gear would have […]

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The first mile

– The first mile #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The first time I set out to summit a mountain, our group had decided on an alpine start, meaning that we woke at 2:45 a.m. – in the morning – and were setting out hiking by 3:30 a.m. It was a late July morning, and there wouldn’t […]

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When 12 Miles Isn’t Enough: Dispatch from the CDT

This post isn’t sponsored but it does contain a few affiliate links. We love it when you shop through them because the few pennies that we earn from each sale help keep HLAW up and running. Thank you! When 12 Miles Isn’t Enough: Dispatch from the #CDT @hikelikeawoman #thatsWY #wyomingtourism Click To Tweet A few […]

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Klondike Letters Project

Have you ever wanted to communicate with your future self? Tell yourself, don’t forget this part of your trip. Or remember how amazing this part was? The Klondike Letters Project is a program where hikers write post cards to themselves from atop Chilkoot Pass, and then receive that note a year later. Reader Corrie Francis […]

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Fear vs A Force Of Nature

Today’s post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Fear vs A #ForceOfNature @hikelikeawoman in partnership with @REI #sponsored Click To Tweet Sometimes as an outdoor woman, it would be easy to listen to the naysayers who believe that we shouldn’t be adventuring unless “protected” by a big strong man. This […]

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From 0-100 Miles. How Each Step Transformed Me.

From 0-100 Miles. How Each Step Transformed Me. @hikelikeawoman #womenwhoinspire Click To Tweet Please welcome Jordan to the website today with a tales of transformation and a story of determination. Reading her story hit close to home for me…how often do we fight against feelings of insecurity? Too often. Jordan’s story will leave you smiling, […]

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Backpacking with the Bugs

I’m excited to have the amazing Mara on the blog today with a little story about when flies came buzzing into her backpacking trip causing quite the stir. Have you ever had to cope with bugs on a backpacking trip? #backpacking with the bugs @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet I absolutely love backpacking, but at […]

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Trip Report: Montgomery Pass

Please welcome Amanda to the website today with an awesome trip report from Montgomery Pass trail in Colorado. I think that after reading this post and checking out her amazing photos you’re gonna wanna add this trail to your “must-hike” list.  ~~~ Let me start by saying that prior to Colorado, we lived in Louisiana.  […]

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The Truth About Fear in the Outdoors

The Truth About #Fear in the #Outdoors @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet When I was a tween my favorite movie was Iron Will. It’s sappy, feel-good, Disney movie about a teenage boy who enters a dog sled race hoping to win money and save his mother’s farm. One particular quote from this movie became my mantra […]

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Why You Need to Plan A Girls Weekend Now

Why you need to plan an outdoor girls weekend now! @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet This weekend I’m skiing into a backcountry cabin with a group of friends. We’re leaving our children with our spouses and venturing out into the wild unknown. Sure, we’ll only be a few miles from our SUV’s parked at the trailhead. […]

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How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors

How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet A few days ago I was walking through the Kmart parking lot with my kids. Yep, I said Kmart…we live in Wyoming and sometimes we shop at Kmart. We’re classy like that. All of a sudden an old, filthy, greasy McDonalds bag flew […]

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Four Words We Need To Hear More Often

4 Words We Need To Hear More Often @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Have you ever had one of those moments where you say the wrong thing? Yesterday was a pretty typical day for me but I said something that I regret. Here’s the story. I took my kids out for a little snowshoeing on one […]

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What Happened When I Skied in Yellowstone

I love to hike but I have to confess that my first true love is with the sport of nordic skiing. There’s just something about the sound of the snow gliding underneath my skis, it’s magical. What happened when I #skied in #Yellowstone. #hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Cross-country skiing (and biathlon) pretty much defined me […]

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What to do when your car breaks down at the trailhead

Recently I was exploring a new trail with my kids.  We were only about 20 minutes from town, but we had taken a gauntlet of old, barely-maintained forest service roads to get to the trailhead.  It was a maze that would make it easy to get turned around and lost if you didn’t have a […]

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