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How Women’s Wilderness Changed My Life

By Hannah Dykes Photos by Henna Taylor Those who know me know I am a homebody. I rarely slept over at other girls’ houses growing up, I never went to summer camp, and I’d always rather stay home and curl up on the couch on Friday night. So two years ago, when I got it […]

International Women's Day 2017 brave girls

Happy International Women’s Day 2017!

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we’d like to share a few of the ways that Women’s Wilderness helps young girls find their strength, confidence, and bravery. Here to help us is guest blogger, Emily Eley.   A Brave Place for Brave Girls   Women’s Wilderness’s mission is to strengthen the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of […]

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. […]

3 Awesome Stories about Moms Getting It Right

Have you ever noticed that people who don’t have kids (like me) tend to judge the parenting skills of others really harshly? There’s too many examples out there of how parents are getting things wrong, so here’s 3 inspiring stories about moms who I caught in the act of doing being awesome. Moms Getting It […]

Outdoor Activities to Sooth Your Soul

Outdoor Activities to Soothe Your Soul

By Ally Mann There is something so serene and beautiful about spending time outside. Whether you are going on a long wilderness retreat or just out for a quick walk, spending time outside can be an awesome way to relax and get away from a hectic day-to-day life. Here are a few outdoor activities and adventures that will help […]

Why Wilderness?

Why Wilderness?

By Kris Norbraten-Duvernay, Women’s Wilderness Climbing Instructor I grew up in the 80’s. Going outside was not only encouraged but demanded. I swung upside-down in the front yard oak tree; burned twigs in terra cotta pots behind the garage; concocted cologne from mint leaves and hose water; rode my bike smack into a redbud tree; […]

The View from Mt. Bierstadt

10 + 1 Tips For Hiking Your First Fourteener

By Alexis Rose Visiting or living in Colorado presents many opportunities, one of which is hiking fourteeners. The famously tall and picturesque mountains are not only icons of Colorado, but fun challenges for hikers of any level. They’re rewarding too: after the hike up, you’ll get to drink up the gorgeous views visible only from the top. […]