Posts tagged outdoor blog
Gear Spotlight: My Favorite Hiking Day Pack!

Girls Who Hike Los Angeles Ambassador Sasha Pechenaya gives a thorough review of her favorite hiking day pack! As Sasha says, "It was exactly 1 year ago that I went on my first official hike with GWHLA with just a water bottle in hand. Trailing behind the ladies, I couldn't help but think how "official" everyone looked "hands free" with some blue tube contraption coming out of their back. The next day, I went to REI (Recreation Equipment, Inc) to purchase what would be the first of many backpacks I would trial throughout the year..."

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Overcoming Group Hike Anxiety

Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Ambassador Naomy talks honestly about group hike anxiety and how to overcome it. As Naomy says, "A lot of people are surprised when they find out I struggle with anxiety, especially now as an Ambassador. But don’t get me wrong, it took me a long time to overcome that initial fear of committing to a hike, especially with strangers. In fact, I STILL feel this way at times before my official meet-ups. But it gets better each time. I close my eyes and just jump right in. I fight these invisible battles with myself every single time and force myself to overcome because I know that it will be worth it. It gets easier each time..."

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Making The Most Out of Girls Who Hike

Are you a new member of Girls Who Hike? In this blog post, Girls Who Hike Colorado Ambassador Sierra Hodges gives a step by step guide for getting involved. As Sierra says, "I know as a new member of Girls Who Hike it can be a little intimidating. It can be especially overwhelming if you just joined a chapter with a ton of members. Here are some suggestions on how to get the most out of your new found GWH membership!"

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10 Accessible Adventures in National Parks

Have you found your park? Girls Who Hike Tennessee Ambassador, Victoria Godwin, shares 10 accessible adventures in National Parks throughout the country. As Victoria says, "One of my favorite things about the National Park system is that it offers something for everybody, no matter one’s background, interests, age, or abilities. While many parks have facilities that were built before the creation of the ADA act in 1990, the National Park Service strives to create parks and facilities that can be enjoyed by all, including those with permanent or temporary disabilities, limited mobility, hearing/visual impairments, and their companions. This list is by no means exhaustive, but provides a snapshot of some of the diverse experiences the parks have to offer!

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