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Have you ever wished for a Best Hiking Tips expert to answer your questions about how to hike?

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Women hikers world wide have the same basic hiking questions:

  • How do I start hiking?
  • What are the best womens hiking clothes?
  • Do I have the right hiking gear?
  • What should I know to keep myself safe on the trail?
  • How do I plan for my first hike?
  • What can I do to minimize my hiking aches and pains after a long day on the trail?
  • What should be on my backpacking list?
  • Is it safe to hike solo?
  • Backpacking food ideas - where do I start?

Grab a comfy chair and your favorite beverage, because this is the place to get your questions answered.

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Hiking For Her gives you a bounty of free how to hike advice and information geared toward women hikers - because we do things a little differently than the guys.

  • Is this a female hiking blog?
  • A how to hike guide?
  • Or an archive of hiking knowledge?

Use all of the information on Hiking For Her any way you'd like!

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Why Hiking For Her?

You might be asking yourself:

"Who would sit down and write all this stuff about hiking?"

To be honest, this collection of best hiking tips for women hikers was a long time coming...

beginning in 1971 when a 14 year old girl (me!) put on her first clunky external frame backpack and joined a week-long Girl Scout expedition into the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Then Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior beckoned, and there was no turning back!

That intrepid youngster went on to hike many types of trails, learning (sometimes the hard way) how to take care of herself in the great outdoors.

If you'd like more of the back story (and to see that 14 year old hiker girl), go here.

Now, 4+ decades later, she's dug out her trail journals and put together hundreds of pages of free hiking information just for you.

It's been a pleasure building this hiking resource for women hikers, so please enjoy every page.

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My heartfelt wish for you:

Happy Trails always

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