Not sure if it is politically correct to single out female outdoor bloggers but we are today anyway.
Because these four ladies have some great adventures, they write really interesting pieces and they love to share (and encourage) others.
In addition, they are really nice helpful people and love encouraging women to get out onto a track or trail and enjoy a hiking adventure.
Dressed in Dirt – Tips and tales of a female backpacker
Adelaide (Addy) is quirky, yep, she even describes herself as “a little bit silly. No, very silly.” That’s why we love her. She is as sharp as a whip, clever and writes interesting pieces. She is also regularly out in the bush doing some great trips.
I have lately been craving the communion I feel with a group of women in the outdoors. Many of us were not exposed to backpacking growing up, and it is fun to practice these skills together. Learning to take care of myself in the woods has been a really empowering experience for me, and I want to share that with others.
Lady on a Rock
We have been following Christie’s adventures as she thru-hiked 550 miles (885 km) on the Pacific Crest Trail this American spring /summer.
We enjoyed reading her posts and watching her videos because, she not only succeeded in her goal of walking a long section of the PCT, she also managed to “conquer” technology and post updates via her iPhone on a regular basis.
I am a backpacker, gear lover, learner, climber, Christian, mountain biker, teacher, runner, hiker, wife, mother, grandmother, trip planner, photographer, and researcher.
I am a lady that loves the back country and above all I want ultralight equipment that is safe and comfortable, but at the same time I want to look as cool as possible. (ed: she succeeded in her coolness)
Hike Bike Travel – Leigh
Leigh is a real “goer”. She is a prolific writer, traveler and adventurer.
Just this year she has hiked the Dingle Way and Kerry Way in Ireland, hiked the Cumbria Way and West Highland Way in Great Britain, biked the Napa and Sonoma regions of California, biked Tucson to the Mexican border and is currently on a three week trip to PEI, the Cabot Trail and the Iles de la Madeleine.
She also writes terrific free travel guides, of which there are now 19 available.
I’m a travel and adventure addict. I love most outdoor activities – especially hiking, biking, sea kayaking, canoeing and skiing. I also love the odd wildly epic day.
Calipidder – Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd
Rebecca is a terrific blogger and person. We don’t think she is ever at home unless it is to resupply or sit around and drink boutique beers planning her next trip. Cannot for the life of us work out where she squeezes in time to earn enough money to fund her trips!
Based in California, Rebecca hits the Sierra Nevada regularly and covers a wide range of topics on her site, including cooking up some very nice fish that she loves to catch.
I usually get out for several week-ish long trips a year, and many more weekends. I estimate that I spend 30-50 nights a year in my tent while backpacking; even more nights can be counted if car camping is included.
My dream vacation would be to spend months hiking along the John Muir Trail, taking every opportunity to explore side trails, bag peaks, fish, and relax indefinitely at favorite camp spots.
Keen observers will note the lack of any Australian women in this list.
This is not from the want of trying to include some (even one!) We haven’t discovered an Australian site maintained by a woman, which is pretty sad.
Can you suggest any additional sites run by a women we could include in this list?
Or, are you a female hiker who would love to share stories about your adventures? Please contact us, we would be keen to help you get started.