Women Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

Women Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

by Heather Balogh Rochfort
Women Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

Women Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

by Heather Balogh Rochfort


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A celebration of athleticism, wisdom, and skill—Women Who Hike profiles over twenty of America’s most inspiring women adventurers ranging from legends to the rising stars of today. The book is both inspirational and aspirational as each adventurer tells her story in her own words through featuring their favorite hike, highlighting personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as providing readers with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in hiking but in life. The profiles are complemented by stunning color photographs. Each profile includes a map of the hike being profiled, hike specs, miles and directions, GPS coordinates to the trailhead, and a sidebar of something noteworthy about the hike, the location, or the adventurer.

Featured adventurers:

1. Ingrid Backstrom

2. Teresa Baker

3. Gina Bégin

4. Katie Boué

5. Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott

6. Caroline Gleich

7. Sarah Herron

8. Shanti Hodges

9. Kristin Hostetter

10. Jen Hudak

11. Rue Mapp

12. Hilary Oliver

13. Haley Robison

14. Elyse Rylander

15. Shawnté Salabert

16. Ambreen Tariq

17. Kalen Thorien

18. Mirna Valerio

19. Jolia Varela

20. Pamela Zoolalian

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493037131
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 675,416
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Heather Balogh Rochfort, a freelance writer in the outdoor industry, is a regular contributor to Backpacker magazine and is the founder of JustAColoradoGal.com, one of the most widely-read websites for outdoor women in Colorado. She is also the author of the book Backpacking 101, a how-to guide for backpacking beginners that was released in May, 2017. She recently appeared on the Weather Channel as their hiking expert and was featured on Frommer’s Travel Show as well as the She Explores podcast. She regularly speaks at local schools and on panels to promote conversation regarding women in leadership roles in the outdoor industry. Balogh Rochfort lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, dog, and soon-to-be baby girl who is set to arrive in late 2017.

Table of Contents

Foreword Katie Boué vi

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

How to Use This Guide x

Before You Hit the Trail xii

Map Legend xx

1 Ingrid Backstrom: The Enchantments Trail, Leavenworth, Washington 1

2 Teresa Baker: Cataract Falls, Fairfax, California 12

3 Gina Bégin: Gimli Ridge, Nelson, British Columbia 21

4 Katie Boué: Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah 34

5 Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott: Pamelia Lake to Hanks Lake, Detroit, Oregon 44

6 Caroline Gleich: Grandeur Peak, Salt Lake City, Utah 54

7 Sarah Herron: Half Dome via the Mist Trail, Yosemite Valley, California 62

8 Shanti Hodges: Rowena Plateau, The Dalles, Oregon 73

9 Kristin Hostetter: Franconia Ridge Loop, Franconia, New Hampshire 82

10 Jen Hudak: Mount Superior via Cardiff Pass, Sandy, Utah 91

11 Rue Mapp: Sequoia Bay view Trail, Piedmont, California 100

12 Hilary Oliver: Green River Lakes to Peak Lake, Pinedale, Wyoming 109

13 Haley Robison: South Rim Trail, Marathon, Texas 118

14 Elyse Rylander: Shoup Bay Trail - Section A, Valdez, Alaska 128

15 Shawnté Salabert: Campo to Warner Springs, Campo, California 136

16 Ambreen Tariq: Western Ridge Trail, Silver Spring, Maryland 148

17 Kalen Thorien: The Grand Sawtooth Loop, Stanley, Idaho 159

18 Mirna Valerio: Chattooga River Trail, Clayton, Georgia 168

19 Jolie Varela: Methuselah National Recreation Loop Trail, Big Pine, California 178

20 Pamela Zoolalian: Tuolumne Meadows to Devils Postpile, Yosemite Valley, California 188

Index 201

About the Author 204

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