Check out our interview with Sasha Cox in the Winter 2015 print issue!
Sasha Cox is the founder of Trail Mavens, a San Francisco-based business dedicated to drop-kicking the primary barriers to entry that keep women from adventuring outdoors. Trail Mavens organizes weekend-long, skill-based camping and backpacking adventures for groups of women, and provides everything you might need: food, gear, and a posse of badasses to explore with.
Where were you when you thought of the idea for Trail Mavens?
How do you define ‘maven’?
What is one image or moment from a Trail Mavens trip that’s stuck with you?
In August 2014, we tackled a 15-mile hike in Yosemite that included 6,000 feet of elevation gain. One of the women on that adventure has early onset rheumatoid arthritis—she’s 28—which primarily impacts her knees. We were all exhausted at the end of the day, but her even more so. As we drove back to our campsite, she turned to me and said, “I have to thank you, Sasha, because there’s no way I ever would have taken on a hike like this on my own, and I am so fucking proud of myself right now.” Still gives me goosebumps to remember it.
What is the best hike in California?
What do you do when you lose the trail? (metaphorically or literally)
For more info, check out trailmavens.com and use the discount code MISADVENTURES25 for $25 off the cost of a trip.