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An African Hiking Adventure: Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Have you heard of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa? Mt. Kilimanjaro is 19,371 feet high, and is a doable hike for most people. It isn’t a technical climb, and for the most part no matter what route you take, it is a long trek. Read on, because you’ll probably want to put it …

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Must Have REI Gear This Fall!

Has your hiking apparel seen its last days?  After hundreds of washes, thousands of trail miles, and lots of wonderful memories, it might be time to say goodbye to some of your gear and upgrade this Fall.  I often find it hard to part with old things; perhaps it is the combination of my love …

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Let Caroline Gleich Inspire You!

Follow Through - film

Are you as ready for winter as I am?  Then what better way to get inspired for winter outdoor activities than by watching this inspirational video about a female ski mountaineer in Utah? Caroline Gleich is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and like many others who accomplish amazing things in life, she faced a …

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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

Let the Force be with you! REI's new Force of Nature campaign is centered around women, with the goal to advance gender equality. For a company with a long history of women leadership, this is the perfect opportunity to let the world know that the outdoors world is for women too, and all of us need to get outside and enjoy it!

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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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