The Pre-Adventure Adventure

Wow, I cannot believe Ambassador Val is going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail! Of course we at Hike Like A Woman are going to be following her like a hawk. In this eddition she talks to us about preparations. The Pre-Adventure Adventure #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Okay, so I’ve decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. […]

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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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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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Chilkoot Trail Trip Report

Have you heard of the Chilkoot Trail? It looks like something I need to add to my bucket list! It crosses an international border and is described as “the world’s longest museum.” A hiking trail that’s a museum sounds amazing. Ambassador Laura recently hiked it and gives us a detailed account of how to prepare […]

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“Hiking Through” Book Review

I love stories about people who thu-hike. I also love the stories behind the reasons people thu-hike. Looks like I’m going to have to add the book, “Hiking Through” to my list. Welcome Jacquelyn to the blog today and read her thoughts on the book. Hiking Through Book Review #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “Every year, […]

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No Questions: The Real World (Lack of) Curiosity about My Hike

I’ve have always been amazed at thru-hikers. And I would relish sitting down and discussing what it was like spending six months on the trail. But to the non-hiker, or non thru-hiker they may not know how to respond to the enthusiasm of thu-hiker. Contributor Rachael Leahy thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and had confusion on […]

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I am the storm

Long distance hiking is definitely no easy task! Do you have a mantra that keeps you pushing toward the end of the trail. Ambassador Amanda Westendorf used a mantra to keep her pushing when she began her hike on the Appalachian Trail. I am the storm #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “I am the storm.” This […]

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Wandering On Purpose With Erin

Excited to talk with @Erindooley34 on the @hikelikeawoman podcast about her new docu-series! Click To Tweet Meet Erin. Erin is a hiker, outdoor woman and filmmaker and today I’m so excited to have her on the show and discussing her upcoming four-episode docu-series, Wander On Purpose. She describes the series as, “a TED talk in nature” […]

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Thousand Miler Book Review

I am always amazed at people who thru hike. I cannot imaging hiking a long-distance trail from one end to another, but it is something that I would like to do someday. There are many more long-distant other than the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail. You can learn about the Ice Age Trail in […]

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Hiking With Chardonnay

Meet Chardonnay Elsye Walker is a thru-hiker who goes by the trail name Chardonnay. Currently, she is going after her Triple Crown, right now and we were so excited to get to talk with her. If you’re not familiar with that term, the Triple Crown is recognition of a hiker who completes the Pacific Crest […]

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Shawn on the Camino de Santiago

Met  Shawn Jardine. Shawn is a single mother of two grown boys who had a life changing experience on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 and she’s here to tell her story. I hope that it inspires you to do something bold and courageous. Enjoy our conversation. Quick note: our internet connection was a little […]

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Hiking With Chardonnay

People tease me about buying boxed wine because it has a hiker on the box. Having a glass of wine to celebrate an epic hike is awesome. Welcome chardonnay to the blog today and find out where she gets her trail name from. Hiking With Chardonnay #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet From time to time people […]

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Meet Andrea (Buddy Backpacker’s Mom)

Have you heard about Buddy Backpacker? If you haven’t you can learn about him from Backpacker Magazine. Let’s just say that his hiking resume is way better than mine, and probably yours too. I mean he’s an 8-year-old who has hiked the AT, PCT, & Colorado Trail…that’s 6,500+ miles. As the mother of a 5-year-old, […]

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What You Need To Know For Your First Thru-Hike

I’m so excited to have the amazing Anna on the website today with a few tips for beginning thru-hikers. I think you’ll find her post encouraging and informative. Thanks, Anna!  What You Need To Know For Your First Thru-Hike @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet ***** Do you want to go thru-hiking but don’t know how to […]

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