empowering women

Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Today is International Women's Day and it seems fitting that I write about something that has been on my mind for some time now: what it feels like to be...

Mar 8, 2018 : Rebecca
Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five years ago I first decided that one day I will hike the AT. Five months ago I told my boss at work that I will be leaving in the...

Mar 3, 2017 : Alli Huggins
7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Last year, I wrote an article about seven incredibly influential women who hiked the Appalachian Trail. The list was hardly all-inclusive.

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
Reacting with Fear: A Woman’s Perspective on Solo Travel

Reacting with Fear: A Woman’s Perspective on Solo Travel

Disclaimer: I am going to share ONE experience. Before you read this article know that my intention is not to complain or insult, but to share knowledge - to make...

Apr 24, 2016 : Rachel Cheatham
How I became a Badass woman solo hiker when nothing about me was badass

How I became a Badass woman solo hiker when nothing about me was badass

I wasn't a marathoner, or any other kind of athlete. Find out how I discovered my inner badass.

Nov 19, 2015 : Carla Robertson
Ladies, How Can We Empower More Women To Join The Backpacking Scene?

Ladies, How Can We Empower More Women To Join The Backpacking Scene?

Ladies, How Can We Empower More Women To Join The Backpacking Scene? As Beyonce would say, “GIRLS, we run the world.” Unfortunately, we don’t run the Appalachian Trail. Backpacking is...

Feb 5, 2015 : Jessica Georgia