Quick Facts:

- Over 40,000 women within 54 chapters nationwide
- HosTS 100 group hikes/month throughout the United States
- 18,000 women in the Los Angeles chapter alone
- Named one of the premiere women's grassroots organizations in the outdoor industry, by Well + Good [2017]
- 8,000 website visits/month
- 90,000 combined Instagram followers [40,000 through @girlswhohikela]


About Us:

Sharron McBride - Founder sharron@girlswhohike.org A born and raised Southern California native, Girls Who Hike founder Sharron McBride was no stranger to her local trails. She only had one problem: she had a strong desire to dive into deeper, more advanced trails and a lack of female friends who enjoyed the same thing. She created Girls Who Hike with one simple goal in mind: to meet other ladies she can get outdoors with. Since the community's inception, she has traveled all over the United States and to multiple international destinations for Girls Who Hike events, all while spreading the word about the contagious, energetic organization that has become her full-time passion project. She is a firm believer that if she can be inspired by watching another girl get outdoors, then other ladies can receive the same results with her work towards nourishing and growing the Girls Who Hike community.

Sharron McBride - Founder

sharron@girlswhohike.org

A born and raised Southern California native, Girls Who Hike founder Sharron McBride was no stranger to her local trails. She only had one problem: she had a strong desire to dive into deeper, more advanced trails and a lack of female friends who enjoyed the same thing. She created Girls Who Hike with one simple goal in mind: to meet other ladies she can get outdoors with. Since the community's inception, she has traveled all over the United States and to multiple international destinations for Girls Who Hike events, all while spreading the word about the contagious, energetic organization that has become her full-time passion project. She is a firm believer that if she can be inspired by watching another girl get outdoors, then other ladies can receive the same results with her work towards nourishing and growing the Girls Who Hike community.

Melia Shumate - Social Media Manager melia@girlswhohike.org Melia handles the Instagram accounts for all of our chapters across the United States.

Melia Shumate - Social Media Manager

melia@girlswhohike.org

Melia handles the Instagram accounts for all of our chapters across the United States.

Los Angeles Moderators

Courtney

@climboncourt

As a competitive rock climber growing up, Courtney is no stranger to the back country. She currently spends her free time exploring the beautiful hiking trails California has to offer.

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Becky

Becky @justbexpix

Becky is a Land Supervisor who doesn't live in LA (but might as well!). She enjoys hiking with her basset hound and friends new and old throughout California and back home in New Mexico.

Cathleen

Cathleen @_catflores_

I'm Cathy, currently living in Costa Mesa. I work for the City of Long Beach but spend most of my spare time on mountain trails. I'm a proud dog mom of a handsome 4 year old morkie named Grizzy. Favorite place has to be Yosemite. Looking forward to meeting other women who hike.

Kara

@kara.mary.alice

Kara is a Wisconsin native, currently living in Santa Monica. She is in school at CSUN, working towards getting her teaching credentials for elementary education. She enjoys watching sports, going on adventures around Los Angeles, and all things nature related!

Sarah

@sarahmcarnold

My name is Sarah, and my husband and I love hiking! A few years ago I started trail running as a way to lose weight, and I gained a new love and lost a lot of lbs (135 lbs actually over the course of 1.5 years). I'm currently working on conquering the 6-pack with my husband, but our big dream/what we're working towards is knocking out the PCT and AT.

Heather

@heatherrrrrre

Thanks to Girls Who Hike, Heather rediscovered her love for hiking this past year! When she isn't working at the DA's office, she spends her time learning to rock climb, hiking, running around at Disneyland, or trying out new Pinterest recipes! Weekends are free game, and she's always up for a new adventure!

Tiffany

@followtiffsjourney

I'm just a SoCal born and raised girl who's found a love for the mountains. Hiking is not just a trend to me, it is a lifestyle; it keeps me sane and healthy- it's my therapy. As Gerard Way puts it, "one day your life will flash before your eyes... make sure it's worth watching."

Allyson

@soshewandered

Many things can be said about Allyson. She sneaks whiskey on long hikes, will always have a "that's what she/he said" joke hidden behind her tongue and have the next adventurous quest created before the first one's over. Her passionate lust for the zealous adventures of life have carried her to Los Angeles from Washington State, careering as showroom director for a custom hardwood flooring company in Beverly Hills.

Ashley

@heytherebuddybear

A native of South Florida, Ashley packed up and moved to Los Angeles in 2013 specifically to broaden her adventurous horizon. As a young girl camping, she would constantly get in trouble for wandering off into the brush and woods alone, and not much has changed today! She has since developed a great love for backpacking and will begin training for longer trips and further developing back-country skills that she can share and teach to others. Ashley's other loves include her pups, Buddy (the elf) & Ricky Bobby, and hitting the off-road trails in her FJ Cruiser.