Women Who Hike has grown so much since we first started it. The idea of bringing hiking women together on social media started in late 2015. Then, we brought it to you, here on Instagram, in January of 2016. We started our membership program in spring of last year. We had our first group hike in April and since then we have done dozens of group hikes in several states and have more planned for this year as we bring one of our hosted hikes with Merrell to you on the east coast. We also, last summer started our state, regional and worldwide Facebook groups to bring all of you, the #womenwhohike community together. We also added other ladies as ambassadors to help us lead hikes near you. We couldn’t be more happy, proud, excited and truly touched by so many of you all getting together, making memories on the trail and making friends with your fellow women who hike in nature and in your day to day lives too.
When we started we also wanted to give back. To nature and to the outdoor community. We spent a lot of time considering different options and today we are happy to announce that we, @WomenWhoHike is a 1% For The Planet (@1percentftp) company. We decided on 1% For The Planet so we could not only give back to nature but also connect with, work alongside and expand our current strong network of trail loving women and people. As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, we donate 1% of our annual sales to help protect the environment. 1% for the Planet certifies our giving. In addition to donating a portion of our sales, we will also be partnering alongside great organizations, non-profits, projects, programs and companies who also are part of the 1% for the Planet community.
If you go to our website, link in bio, you can become a part of this network of extraordinary women who hike and also give to this great cause. Our membership will also now come with a Women Who Hike sticker to go along with our member patch!
Thanks to all of you: followers, members, and women who hike who have joined us on this journey. We appreciate each and every one of you!
If you have questions about our community and cause, please email us email@example.com