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When Women Venture Outdoors Together

By Shaina Maytum, Women’s Wilderness Instructor Magic happens when women are outside together Anytime more than two women venture outdoors together, we become a spectacle.  Sometimes this is good: “Wow! I hope my daughter does that some day!” Sometimes this is bad: “I’d do anything for a girl wearing ski boots and a smile!” or […]

A Story of Queer Nature-Connection

I am who I am today in part because of programs like the ones run by Women’s Wilderness. Queer Nature, the program I co-facilitate at WW, which teaches survival skills and natural crafts to the LGBTQ+ community, would also probably not exist if it hadn’t been for my initiation into nature-connection at a pivotal age. […]

Learning to Guide

By Shaina Maytum, Women’s Wilderness Instructor At low water, the crux of the Shoshone rapid section in Glenwood Canyon is a move called “the slot.”  The move itself isn’t actually that hard, but the consequences are dire.  You have to sneak your boat right between the ominously named Tombstone and Razor rocks (the latter often […]