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“This was my first event being an ambassador for the Mtn Chicks Carolinas group and I was so excited to connect with a group of like minded ladies! Having been able to make tons of new friends when I became an ambassador in Montana I couldn’t wait for this opportunity. I was nervous to lead an event in a new state that I didn’t know, but it easily became one of my favorite days since moving to NC. Getting outside with an awesome group of women was exactly what I needed. One of my favorite parts about Mtn Chicks is how it connects us to people we may have never met otherwise. Living in a small college town I wasn’t sure how I’d make new friends outside of co-workers and I am so thankful to be a part of this global community. It was many people’s first Mtn Chicks hike, and we even made new friends on the trail who decided to join our group. Being able to connect with women a variety of ages and a variety of backgrounds but with one common denominator, a love for the outdoors, was so much fun. I cannot wait to continue expanding with this group in North & South Carolina. There are so many places I haven’t seen and we are just getting started. Thank you to all who came out who really welcomed me with open arms to this area and for making it feel a little more like home. ❤️” - #mtnchicks ambassador North Carolina @_erikakathryn on a recent event she planned for the community. Visit the link in our bio to join your local @mtnchicks Chapter. Thank you to our friends like @sawyerproducts for making these events happen! Our hearts go out to all those on the East Coast who are currently dealing with the recent hurricane. #mtnchicksdoitbetter
"I feel so fortunate to be in a position to lead groups of women to magically places like this. When the opportunity was there to extent our planned 4 mile hike into 11, these women said yes to an adventure! When you surround yourself with women who encourage and support you, amazing things can happen. So thankful to push my comfort zone and see the magic unfold!" - #mtnchicks ambassador @ellen_drury_ from a group hike she hosted to Pamelia Lake in Oregon! Don’t miss another event! Join your local @mtnchicks Chapter by visiting the link in our bio! If you don’t have a Facebook, simply visit our site and sign up for our newsletter! We’ll email you about new events!
“19 hours. 19 hours of hiking so that we could summit the highest peak in the contiguous United States. We started at 12:30 am, hiking in the dark for 6 hours while watching shooting stars and following the dark lines of the trees and mountains. The flicker of headlamps here and there of other hikers let us know that we weren’t alone. At 5:43 am, just as we were nearing Trail Camp, the sun started to rise. The sky changed from a midnight black to stripes of orange, golden yellow, fiery red, and a grey blue, casting an alpenglow over the mountains. The infamous 99 switchbacks were next, and while they were steep, they weren’t as tedious as we had thought, and we made it up to Trail Crest pretty quickly. Here, we entered Sequoia National Park and were greeted by a hefty dose of wind combined with gorgeous views of infinite mountains and alpine lakes. Many people kept warning us before this adventure that Mt. Whitney was a mental game, and we didn’t know what that really meant until we had reached Pack’s Rest, signifying just 1.9 miles more. Those were the toughest miles we had ever faced, and we had to keep telling ourselves, “just one more step” to keep going. When we finally saw the hut, we both started to cry as we walked our way to the register to sign our names, signifying the success of our journey. Despite the fact that we got lost twice (in the same spot, mind you), endured exhaustion like we’ve never felt before, and had beaten up feet from the rocky terrain, we got to check off one more thing from our bucket list. It was the hardest hike we’ve done, and yet, it was by far the most beautiful and memorable. If you asked us at the time if we would do it again, we would have said heck no, just get us off this mountain! But looking back, it was the experience of a lifetime, one we got to conquer together, and one we will forever be grateful for.” - #mtnchicks ambassadors @courtadventures and @chel.c.adventures recently conquered Mt Whitney and wanted to share their experience with the community! How inspiring to say the least! What’s a summit you’re looking to conquer? Let us know in the comments!
“We set out for a weekend of mountaineering adventures with an all female guide team from @mountain_madness_inc. Even though the weather did not allow for a summit, the group participated in learning about snow hiking, glacier traverses, and tried ice climbing. It was a weekend full of trying new things, building new friendships, and lots of fun and laughter.” -#mtnchicks Washington ambassador @adventures.with.chelsea on a mountaineering event she planned for the WA Chapter! We love seeing the bonds that form from one of our events and we want you to experience them! Visit the link in our bio to join your local @mtnchicks Chapter!
Big Announcement! Not only does the #mtnchicks team have some amazing hikes planned for you this month, but we now have 4 INTERNATIONAL VACATIONS planned for you! In 2019, we’re taking community members to Namibia, Costa Rica, Bali, and Peru! These trips are meant to bring you to some of the world’s most amazing adventure spots with a group of adventure lovers like you! To find out more about these trips, check out our Instagram story! We’ve post detailed links to all of our retreats. See you out there! #mtnchicksdoitbetter Photo by @scottyreichard and @dani_the_explorer
Any other #mtnchicks out here trying to soak in the last of summer?! Thanks for the snap @heidiventurine_! Make sure you check out our stories! We just posted a new blog by @dani_the_explorer on one heck of an epic trekking spot that we may or may not be planning to take a group of you to in 2019😉. *hint: it rhymes with Beru
Hey #mtnchicks! Founder @dani_the_explorer here. I hope all of you had an amazing weekend full of adventure! Can we talk about this spot for a sec, though😍. How are these Peru gems even real✨?! Later today, I’m releasing a blog about my multi-day trek through the Ausangate Mountains with @killaexpeditions. Stay tuned on the @mtnchicks stories to see when it’s live! In the meantime, what bucket list destinations are you dying to get to? A little birdie told me we’re looking for more spots to host our international Escapes 😉. Photo by @scottyreichard
Our #mtnchicks NorCal Chapter had a blast at Mt Tallac this weekend! Thank you to all the amazing ladies who hiked and camped with us! Shout out to ambassadors @clsedlak and @sjschwrtz for putting this together and our friends @theprobar for fueling our adventures! Want to join the fun next time? Visit the link in our bio to join your local @mtnchicks Chapter! #mtnchicksdoitbetter
“Spending time in the outdoors helps me healthily cope with depression & anxiety, issues I do not often feel comfortable talking about openly. I am so so grateful that it is here for me always, even when friends & family are not able to. Overall, being outdoors refines my internal compass & teaches me huge life lessons. So that I may connect with people on a deeper level & share this amazing resource with those individuals who are open to it. ☺️” - #mtnchicks Tennessee ambassador @ashandirons telling us why she gets outside. What motivates you to adventure? Send us a message with your story for a chance to be featured!
“The PCT has become the most intentional, consistent thing I have ever faced. So much of this thru-hike is doing a lot of the same things over and over again. Walking. Eating. Sleeping. Pitching my tent. Taking my tent down. Filtering water. And repeat. But ironically, the changes I have seen in myself are ever-evolving. I am more determined and confident than ever, but have been humbled immensely. This trail has broken me many times and the thought of quitting comes to mind often... But I have learned to persevere even when I was too tired for words and even when I was scared for my life. And that has been the greatest thing I have learned about myself thus far. That even when I wanted to quit and run away, I trusted myself enough to continue on, and that is what is most beautiful to me about this thru-hike.” - #mtnchicks ambassador @thewhimsicalwoman (aka Starburst) talking about her experience on the PCT this far! If you’re not following her already, make sure you do! What are your favorite backpacking trails? Let us know in the comments! #mtnchicksdoitbetter