Tips and Tricks for Women Hikers and Backpackers - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Seminar

Tips and Tricks for Women Hikers and Backpackers - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Join long-time backpacker and all-around adventurer Teresa Hagerty for this discussion of women-specific tips for gear, hygiene, and traveling safely / responsibly. This event is tailored for those who are familiar with the basics of backpacking. Teens are welcome!

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

The session will begin promptly at 6:30PM and will end at 9.

Calling all ladies who hike to the beat of their own drum. Mark your calendar for this evening with other female adventurers to discuss trip planning as well as women-specific tips for gear, hygiene, and traveling safely / responsibly. Women of all athletic backgrounds and abilities are welcome. Bring a lady friend and all your burning questions!
NOTE:    This event is focused on the women specific tips, must have gear, and awareness points above and beyond the basics.   As such we won't spend time on the generic basics of backpacking and trip planning.  Just getting started and still need information on the basics?  No worries! Check out some excellent beginner-backpacking resources at https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/foothills-branch/committees/foothills-hiking-backpacking/foothills-backpacking-committee/course-templates/backpacking-building-blocks-b3-course/course-materials.

 

High Level Outline:
  •        Women Outdoors: You are a Backpacker! (who happens to be a woman too....)
  • Women Specific Gear: The Important, the Gimmicks, and the Unisex Gear        Options (Hiking Skirts are Awesome!) 
  • Nutrition & Medication Considerations: Different Nutritional Needs, UTIs, and Cramps on the Trail
  • Women Specific LNT Considerations: Peeing, Pooping, and Periods - Oh My!
  • Safety Concerns: Domestic & International
  • Women Adventure Travel Options
 
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Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


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