The Comfort Zone

Mara here. As someone who hikes alone most of the time, I love this post by Ambassador Madelene! She has sound advice about the realities of stepping out of our comfort zone and risk assessment. So what helps us show bravery while implementing smart risk assessment? The Comfort Zone #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Call me […]

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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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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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Who We Hike With

Who We Hike With #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Lorna here. I recently was asked if Tallahassee had a local HLAW group.  I felt bad for a minute as I explained that no, they did not.  The closest group was in Central Florida. I felt bad because I know there probably are more women out there […]

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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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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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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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Jessica’s Galentine

Our Galentine’s Day love continues today with Ambassador Jessica. Jessica gives us an ode to her hiking gal palls, Karla and Danielle. Jessica’s Galentine #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: An Ode to My Hiking Gal Pals Okay, so this may not be an ode in the […]

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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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Lori’s Galentines

The Galentine’s Day loves continues today with a slide show and story from Ambassador Lori. Lori also shares how why having female friends is so important to her. Lori’s Galentines #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet A few years back while traveling with my mom to Smithers, BC; I met a glacier named, Roche de Boule. It […]

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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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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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When Women Lead-Dispatches From the OR Show

Hi Everyone, Rebecca here coming at you from the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah where I’ll be hanging out for the next several days checking out the latest in outdoor gear and clothing -and- learning every possible thing that I can about how the outdoor industry works. I’m actually at OR for […]

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Plus Sized Perception

I think as women we can have what society says is the “perfect body” and still see things wrong with it. We hear the negative comments from other and tell ourselves that it’s only words but it still hurts. Welcome Ambassador Annie to the blog today as she discusses our struggles with body image. Plus […]

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Hiking through Menopause

Simply talking about taboo topics is a great way to let others know they are not struggling alone. Welcome Annie to the blog today as she tell us about her struggles with early Menopause. Hiking through Menopause #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Hiking isn’t easy and neither is going through Menopause, especially early onset Menopause. Yes, […]

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Hike Like A Lady With Samantha

Welcome to a surprise episode of the Hike Like A Woman Podcast! Meet Samantha Odom, the founder of Lady Hike. Lady Hiking is an amazing apparel company for women hikers and in this interview, we’ll talk about the struggles and joys of entrepreneurship. It’s a must-listen to any woman who envisions launching an outdoor brand. […]

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The Truth About Outdoor Women In the Media

The Truth About Outdoor Women In the Media @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Recently I was listening to the She Explores podcast. It’s one of my new favorite podcasts so be sure to check it out. The episode that I was listening to was all about outdoor women online and how websites and social media channels […]

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4 Things The Woman Hiker Needs To Know

Please welcome Ruth to the blog today, with a few tips for hikers about things that are specific to women on the trail (ahem periods, bras, pregnancy, and jewelry). If you’re a male hiker who hikes with women pay attention too because this is good advice. Check it out, subscribe to Ruth’s YouTube channel and be […]

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The Truth About Mother’s Day

This morning I hiked with a group of my Mom friends. We watched our children charge up a hill. We watched them posthole through deep patches of slushy spring snow. We watched them play with sticks, fill their hats with rocks and throw pine cones. Now I’m watching my children nap on the couch, completely […]

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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 Help A Grieving Friend

How to help a grieving friend (it’s more than a crock-pot meal) @hikelikeawoman #friendship #outdoors Click To Tweet My crockpot has been busy this winter. Emails, phone calls and messages requesting meals have been an almost weekly occurrence. I’ve learned about mealtrain.com and takethemameal.com. I’ve learned what it feels like to stand with tear-stained cheeks […]

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How to have hope, when the world is a mess

How to have hope, when the world is a mess. #hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Terrorism. Mass shootings. Violence. Destruction. Crime. Sadness. Death. Here we are at what is supposed to be the merriest time of the year and every time we turn on a television or open a web browser we’re slapped in the face […]

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What I Learned From a Bunch of Outdoor Kids

Did you catch the harvest moon and the lunar eclipse last night? Our hiking group headed to one of our favorite local places, Vedauwoo, for a picnic, a short hike, some scrambling on the giant granite boulders, s’mores and moon-gazing. It was perfect. The weather was just right. The fall colors were beautiful. The moon beautiful, […]

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What Climbing Four 14ers Taught Me About My Friends

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ― Jim Rohn Click To Tweet When I brought up the idea of climbing four 14-ers in one day to my local hiking group I wasn’t sure if it would be something that anyone else would be interested in attempting. My post […]

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How to Become an Outdoor Mom

You’re at 10,000 feet, 4 miles away from your car at the trailhead and your 8-month-old baby suddenly starts screaming at the top of her lungs. You check her diaper, offer her a snack and a drink. You check her clothing to make sure she isn’t over or under dressed. You cuddle with her. Sing […]

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Living Simply to Simply Live

One of the things that draws me to the outdoors is the simplicity of being in nature. There’s something special about being able to carry everything we need for a few days on our backs. Days spent in the mountains help me realize that I really don’t need much to be happy. For the past […]

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A Few Thoughts on Peeing Outside

Recently a reader shared this photo on facebook. It caused quite the response. A few were outraged that I’d post a photo of a woman going to the bathroom in the wilderness on our facebook page. But most didn’t pay it any mind and started posting their tips and tricks for taking care of business…like […]

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