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An Alaskan Hiking Lady

Leighan Falley

This sure is the month that companies seem to be going full force in support of women! REI launched their Force of Nature campaign, the sponsors of our May Hiking Lady Giveaway (WASPcam) have a new campaign “A Woman Belongs…Outdoors”, and we have Mother’s Day! There’s one more: YETI! The high end cooler and outdoor …

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REI’s Force of Nature – Women are the Focus!

Hiking Lady

Disclosure: REI has an affiliate partnership with Hiking Lady, and may receive a percentage of sales if a product is purchased at REI.com. As always, companies whose products are being reviewed are not allowed to exercise creative or editorial control over content. Let the Force be with you! REI’s new Force of Nature campaign is …

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Hiking in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Hiking Lady headed up to see "Hole in the Rock" at Papago Park

Venturing out of Southern California with Hiking Baby in tow, we went to Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, and explored some baby carrier and stroller friendly hikes/walks. Luckily the weather was still cool in Arizona (~50-65 degrees were the daytime highs in late February), and due to the dry climate we drank lots of water while …

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Take the Smokey Bear Campfire Pledge

History of Smokey Bear

Are you ready to help prevent wildfires? Each year hundreds of thousands of acres of forest burn, destroying beautiful landscapes, wildlife habitats, and putting firefighter’s lives at risk. As many of you know, controlled fires are necessary for forest rejuvenation, however, inadvertent fires are extremely harmful and need to be prevented. How can Hiking Lady …

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Summit France’s Mont Blanc!

Google Street View Mont Blanc

Do you want to summit Europe’s highest peak, the iconic Mont Blanc? Google Street View has now enabled all of us to see the top of Mont Blanc for ourselves, from the safety of our computer screen. Google has partnered with a few of the world’s greatest outdoor athletes to capture stunning “Street View” images …

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Go Take a Hike: Doctors Prescribing Time Outdoors!

Nature as a medical cure?

In the Atlantic Magazine I came across an excellent article by James Hamblin, “The Nature Cure: Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors.” Doctors are literally prescribing time outdoors. Traditional western doctors including pediatricians are writing prescriptions for their anxious, diabetic, and obese patients to visit certain parts for specified periods of time, …

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Hiking Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

View from Taft Point

I am back from a wonderful trip to Yosemite National Park where I had the chance to really explore Yosemite Valley, enjoy the picturesque views and see amazing wildlife including deer, a black bear mother with two cubs, and plenty of woodpeckers, ravens, squirrels. Yosemite is a magical place, accurately described as a place of …

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