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June 12, 2020

In the link in our bio on Instagram we have been keeping an extensive and updated list of guides, resources, calls to action, and education sources for Anti-Racism work. To view our current list of action items CLICK HERE for our Linktree. This list is being regularly updated.

As an organization, we are making changes from the top down on how we approach community and events. We are also partnering with other organizations who are leaders in the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity space. If you are a member of this community, we invite you to do this work alongside of us. If you're a member through our website, these materials would've been emailed to you as well. 

Have a resource or a learning guide that you would like to add here? Email us with the info source at info@womenwhohike.com.

If you're just getting s...

June 9, 2020

Meet Dania Rivas, (pronouns: she, her, hers, ella). Dania is a professionally trained and certified Co-Active Life & Organizational Diversity Coach and founder at WilderLife Coach, LLC a professional coaching service that specializes in working with environmental and outdoor industry leaders that wish to cultivate diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace culture. Dania coaches organizational teams and works one-on-one with executives, managers, and professionals to enact change and forge healthy relationships within their organization.

Dania received her rigorous, intensive training with Co-Active Training Institute—the gold standard of coach training and the largest in-person experiential coach training and leadership development organization in the world—earning the credential of a Certified...

May 15, 2020

Infographic by @ohhappydani, “Areas To Diversify In Daily Life…” We know what we look like here at @womenwhohike. We are a women’s hiking group that is struggling with diversity. We are, and we have. As an org, it falls on us to get this right. But we haven’t gotten it right. It’s not that we’re not working on it. It’s not that we’re not trying. It’s that this work is ongoing. "Perfection is not a prerequisite for participation. You can actively work on diversity and use your voice against injustice at the same time…” - @ohhappydani.

We have not been using our voice. We have not been forthcoming in telling you that we have been actively working on diversity. Why haven’t we told you? It is because we have been trying to get it right, trying to get it perfect. And in trying to get it right, trying to get it p...

April 1, 2020

Where can I go hiking? Are the trails closed? How do I find out? Who do I call? 

There are 2.27 billion acres of public lands here in the US. What are our public lands? How do we find them and how do we use them? Our public lands are places where we can recreate. Recreation comes in all forms. Whether you’re a hiker or a climber, or simply getting out for a walk or a picnic, you’re probably doing so on lands that are public. I’ve come to learn that during this pandemic, people are wanting to get outside more than ever. While it’s a good thing that more people are interested in fresh air and recreating, it is not necessarily a good thing right now. We need to be staying at home, and if we are getting outside to recreate, we need to be staying as close to home as possible. 

So, how do we ge...

March 22, 2020

Can we still go hiking? **UPDATED MARCH 30TH** On Thursday evening, March 19th a Stay At Home order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 went into effect for all of California. Many people were confused at what the order meant for getting outside and going hiking. We spoke to one of our state legislators the next morning for the specifics about how we should and could still get outside, while also staying at home. In this blog is everything you need to know about what it means to ‘Stay At Home’ and how you can still get outside, responsibly. 

Here are some updates we wanted to add as more states, cities, and counties are adding Stay At Home orders. Many trails, parks, and campgrounds are now closed. Know before you go. If you're going outside, get outside where you live, in your immediate area. This...

March 13, 2020

Hello ladies,

We are aware of and are listening to concerns that you may have surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation is evolving rapidly, we are evaluating events on a case by case basis and following guidelines as shared by health officials.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is said to be spread by person to person contact.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

If you are an attendee registered for an event, you will be notified via email if that event is cancelled. In the meantime, if you feel that cancelling your registration is best, please do so. We will accept all cancellations at this time without penalty.

Please note that so far we have cancelled all of our overnight event...

January 29, 2020

It’s that time of year when pictures of those infamous crystal blue waterfalls start permeating your newsfeed. A clear reminder that Havasupai permit season is upon us. I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful place last May with a group of three other women. Yet access to this place is not as simple as just showing up or signing online to grab a permit last minute. Permits sell out almost immediately each year and, from firsthand experience, it is a very overwhelming and stressful experience. That’s why I compiled some tips here to hopefully help others avoid even just a little bit of stress. 

Pre-Permit Launch: 

In order to save precious time on February 1st, create an account on HavasupaiReservations.com prior to permit date. On the site they also remind you to do this prior to the permit launch as it i...

January 8, 2020

If you live in an area where the temperatures get cold in the winter, you’ve probably heard the saying “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.”

If you’re a Minnesotan, you’ve probably also groaned or rolled your eyes a little when people say that to you in January. Never fear, in addition to previous posts about warm layering tips, here’s a handy list of things I’ve used to stay warm or comfy on the trail!

Here's 10 Tips to Keep You Toasty this Winter

HAND WARMERS

Chemical hand warmers are great for keeping all sorts of things warm when it’s cold, including your phone battery. Use two if it’s really cold. My adventure buddy gave me this tip right before we hiked up Eagle Mountain in the BWCA in single digit temps and it totally saved my battery. For a more eco friendly version, and if you hav...

January 3, 2020

We are very excited to announce a partnership with WHOA travel for 2020! Whoa travel is a boutique high adventure travel company for fun adventurous women by fun adventurous women. WHOA travel is all about coming together and encouraging each other to step outside of our comfort zones and take on the world! 

“With every adventure we take, we give back by connecting with local women to make a positive impact. We don’t do just trips, we create experiences and friendships that will change the way you view the world and yourself forever.” -WHOA travel

Here is more about WHOA travel from their founders, Allison and Daneille:

“Hi! We’re Allison Fleece and Danielle Thornton (aka Dallison) and we’re the founders of WHOA travel— an adventure travel company for women by women that brings adventurers toge...

November 8, 2019

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month and today we are sharing the story of Jaylyn Gough and her org @nativewomenswilderness. Native Women’s Wilderness was created to inspire and raise the voices of Native Women, to encourage a healthy lifestyle grounded in wilderness, and to educate Natives and non-Natives about the rich beauty and heritage of the Ancestral Lands beneath our feet.

Yá'át'ééh! My name is Jaylyn and I’m the founder of NWW. You can say that I'm a kid straight off the Rez. I grew up on the Navajo Reservation, where you flicked baby rattlesnakes at each other and where boys tried to put black widows in the girls black hair. I was adopted at a young age by an incredible woman, a woman who taught me how to love and explore the land. You see, the land was our playground. The stick...

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