Episode 8: Alone On The Trail
Exploring The Benefits Of Going Solo While Hiking, Backpacking And Camping
This episode is about going it alone in the outdoors. As women, we’re often advised to exercise extra caution when we go solo. We wanted to create an episode that is motivating to other women to get out there on our own, whether it’s hiking, camping, or backpacking.
With the help of listener stories and advice, we hope you might be encouraged to plan your next solo excursion.
Featuring: Kyle Lefler, Caitlin Stiglmeier, Natalie Barros, Kate Thiel, Erin Rodman, Megan Radke, Bernadette McKeever, Jesse Jameson, Grace Gulley, Rebecca Cusworth, and Maiu Lunekund.
Music is by Nihilore & Steve Combs via freemusicarchive.org
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Meet some of the women you’ll hear in this episode:
Natalie Barros: You hear her talk about solo hiking while listening to John Denver.
Erin Rodman: Hiked Joshua Tree at night.
Bernadette McKeever: Provided perspective of solo life on the road.
Kyle Lefler: Being alone in the wild is a centering practice for Kyle – a time when she can hear her own heartbeat.
Rebecca Cusworth: She gains confidence in the outdoors by taking photos of herself in the landscape.
Kate Thiel: Going solo lets her find her own mental and emotional space.
Megan Radke: Solo excursions have taught her strength and that there’s no time like the present.
Jesse Jameson: Solo hiking in the White Mountains gave Jesse the courage to make a BIG life change.
Share an experience from a time alone on the trail.
[…] untamed out-of-doors spaces are unsafe for women; that women are unfit to walk alone. Like so many women, when I plan a solo hike, I am questioned if that “is a smart idea” and am told, “I hope you […]
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[…] few weeks ago, though, I was listening to a She Explores podcast episode about solo hiking, and it occurred to me that to my knowledge, I have never hiked by myself. Not […]
it’s awesome to see women doing solo backpacking despite the potential dangers on the trail. I remember my first solo hike, it wasn’t easy. Anxiety and tons of thoughts flooded my mind, but I pushed through, and I’m so happy I did it all by myself. If you guys thinking about solo hiking, just be fully prepared, and you’ll be good to go!
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