Love… the four letter word.

Mara here. I love this post by Ambassador Francis! I won’t give too much away, but if you had told me I was going to spend yesterday the way I did, I would have not believed you either. Hiking is definitely therapeutic. As we celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, I am reminded of how I don’t […]

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Coping with tragic loss and searching for solace

Have you ever had someone approach you seeking comfort, only to leave you self reflecting on some situations in your own life? Hike Like A Woman Chief Adventure Officer Annie is on the blog today writing about an encounter she had with a acquaintance. “Have you found Jesus?”, recently an acquaintance came to me and […]

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Gratitude for Mother Nature

Mara here. Today we reflect on what we are thankful for. At Hike Like A Woman we are for sure thankful for Mother Nature. But it goes much deeper than simply saying “I’m thankful.” So Ambassadors Madelene, Katheryn Jones, Sierra, and Lauren detail just exactly why they are grateful for Mother Nature. I will also […]

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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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Making the decision and saying “why not”

Have you been hesitant to go backpacking? We’ll don’t be. There are a lot of things that hold us back. But it is something you can do. Ambassador Jana tells us about her hesitation, what she did about it, and her first time on the trail. Making the decision and saying “why not” Click To […]

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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 World Needs You

Today on the podcast we talk about something near and dear to my heart. Those feelings of insecurity that tell us “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not smart enough,”…”I’m not brave enough.” As I wrestle with my own insecurities about speaking at an upcoming conference I realized that the world needs something only I can […]

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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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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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One Crazy Trip – Part III

For the final installment of One Crazy Trip, Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie tells us about the time she spent at the Hike Like A Woman Retreat and what makes Hike Like A Woman so special. Spoiler alert: it the women behind it. One Crazy Trip – Part III #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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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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One Crazy Trip – Part II

Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie tells us about the second leg of her crazy fun trip. After OR she and her mother took off to explore the Rocky Mountains. Here is “One Crazy Trip – Part II” follows. For part I click here. One Crazy Trip – Part II #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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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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One Crazy Trip – Part I

Have you ever had one of those whirlwind trips that leaves you exhausted yet thrilled at the end? Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie traveled across the country and pack a lot of adventure in. So much, in fact that she’s split it into three parts. Here is “One Crazy Trip – Part […]

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What’s in a Year?

A year can go by uneventful or can change your perspective on life. Ambassador Jessica talks about what has gone on in her life in the past year. And about what being a Hike Like A Woman Ambassador has meant to her. What’s in a Year? #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I sit here typing […]

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Episode 79: Finding the Courage to Quit

Hi Friends, Rebecca here with a big announcement. I quit. It’s hard to quit something that you start, so I guess I’m not really quitting I’m just stepping down to hand the reigns of Hike Like A Woman leadership off to someone new.  Someone with passion and motivation, someone with new ideas and who has […]

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Trail Connection

Today is Father’s Day. Our fathers have shaped us and molded us. As we celebrate our fathers today, we hear from Ambassador Lori about her father. It’s a beautiful piece and I can’t do it justice to try to summarize it, so I’ll just let her take it from here. Trail Connection #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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Good Job Miss America Organization

Mara here. So this week the Miss America Organization made a HUGE announcement. The are cutting the swimsuit portion of the pageant. This is a major step toward teaching women everywhere to embrace their bodies. Below is my reaction to the announcement. Good Job Miss America Organization #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The Miss America Organization […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Courage to Be Me

Self doubt is nasty friend to have. And yet, we’ve all welcomed this friend into our lives. Finding the courage to overcome it is one of the most freeing and rewarding thing you can do. Ambassador Jessica tells us about her struggle and how she worked to tell self doubt it didn’t belong. The Courage […]

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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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When Self-Doubt Rears Its Ugly Head

Hi Everyone Rebecca here with episode 063 of the HLAW Podcast. Today we get real on the show. Jessica, Lorna, Felicia and myself all share experiences where we’ve felt self-doubt creep into our lives and force us to question whether or not we are smart enough, brave, enough or tough enough to reach our goals. […]

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Episode 62: What We Learned in 2017

Well… We’re 27 days into 2018 and finally taking a moment to reflect on 2017. Between our 2-week Hike Like A Woman website and social media holiday break, and getting back into a routine after the ringing in the new year we’ve collected our thoughts on a few things that we learned in 2017. On today’s […]

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Episode 61: Building Community With Jacquelyn

Meet Jacquelyn. She’s a woman with a goal. To encourage and inspire women to get outdoors. But most importantly, she’s a woman with a goal to build community. If you’ve been following along on social media you might have seen this post about a presentation that Jacquelyn recently gave at her local library, or you […]

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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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Episode 60: On The Trail With Sarah

  When I started Hike Like A Woman a few years ago I had no idea that it would grow into a place where I’d meet amazing women and make incredible friends. HLAW has filled a gap that I didn’t know existed in my life. So much so that I want to share it with […]

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Episode 59: Moving Forward With Gear Forward

We have something unusual going on with the podcast today. Our first male guest! We’ve decided that in 2018 it’s time to open things up to the wider outdoor community. We talk about diversity so it’s time to practice what we preach. Please welcome Scott Gauvin to the show.  Scott is a hiker, an explorer, […]

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