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The Adventuress

The Adventuress is a blog for women with adventurous spirits. It's a source of inspiration, planning, tips, and advice from experienced travelers and outdoor adventurers with the extra flair of being for women and by women only.

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clothing and gear | safety | hiking trips

Trekking poles for hiking trips: the 4 most common questions

By: Marian Marbury
November 21st, 2013

We always have hiking poles on the packing list of any hiking trip we offer. Here are the most common questions we get.

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hiking | preparation | hiking trips

Should novice hikers go on beginner hiking trips?

By: Marian Marbury
December 5th, 2012

The first time I started to realize what a difference hiking experience made was about 20 years ago. I was in my early 40s and guiding a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. We were a small group of 5, including another woman my age and three women who were in their late 20s, one of whom ran marathons. And of course I wondered if I would be able to keep up.

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Ten Tips for Better Hiking Trips for Women

Ten Tips for Better Hiking Trips for Women

'Ten Tips' is the perfect companion for every female hiker. It offers well-crafted, not-so-obvious tools that hikers of all experience levels can use. From lacing up your boots the first time to thru-hiking a major trail, this piece will make hiking even more enjoyable.