The Camp Kit! It’s like Netflix for camping gear, but better. I remember trying Netflix for the first time. After spending aimless hours in video stores throughout the late 90s, I can’t tell you how powerful I felt as a preteen using the service. Ordering (on the world wide web!) the exact movie I wanted …

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There is Sarah, the energetic blonde storyteller, a recent transplant from Florida. There is Leslie, the soft spoken and sweet Madison grad.  There is Laura, the Bay Area native with a bubbly exterior, but an introverted interior.  And there is me, the married dreamer from Minnesota.  Together we make up a group of four women …

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Five miles into a hike on Yosemite’s Mist Trail, I stopped and panted, wondering whether I should (or could) continue for the rest of the planned twelve miles. I tried to fend off disappointment in myself as I pondered, recalling a similar crossroads I encountered twelve years prior during my first ever backpacking trip. I …

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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 …

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How one all-female kayaking collective in California is propelling women’s leadership both on and off the water. Melissa DeMarie grew up dancing ballet. Anyone watching her maneuver up, down, and across rapids in a whitewater kayak can easily spot the markings of a dancer: every stroke is powerful yet precise and controlled. She can move …

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Choosing an RV Park doesn’t happen at random. I don’t just rumble into whatever park happens to be there at the end of the road, nor do I pull numbers from a hat to determine where my husband Spanky and I will stay next. When you’re looking for the RV Park that best suits you, …

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Vanessa understands fear and personal journey from multiple dimensions: as a young child that was brought back to life after drowning; as a lifelong student of Eastern philosophy, Western psychology, and meditation; as a coach/healer/advocate for hundreds of clients who seek her help in resolving personal crises.

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