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Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler & 5k Walk/Run

August 31, 2018

Coming September 3, 2018. One of the few races to be run on National Park Land. The 49th annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler & 5k Walk/Run is race that gives you a feel of the old Southwest. Choose from either an 8 mile course or a 5K course taking you through the hot, rolling […]

National Park Week 2018

April 19, 2018

Coming April 21-29, 2018. Next week is National Park Week, making it the perfect opportunity to explore our treasured outdoor sites that have been set aside for public appreciation and recreation. The theme this year is “Park Stars” and celebrates the night sky and beyond. The week kicks off with free entrance to all national parks […]

Utah’s National Parks Tour with Women Traveling the World

September 26, 2017

Coming October 25, 2017. Visit the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! What are hoodoos? They are the tall, thin spires of rock that are so characteristic of Bryce Canyon, which is one of the two National Parks that you’ll be visiting on the upcoming Women Traveling the World tour. The other park is Zion […]

2017 National Park Week

April 12, 2017

Coming April 15-23, 2017. It’s almost mid-April…don’t think about your taxes (hopefully you’ve already filed!)…think about National Park Week! That’s right, April is when there are oodles of activities going on at the National Parks: ranger led hikes, battle demonstrations, birding walks, parades, bike rides, Olympic distance triathlons, and more. Plus there’s free admission to all the parks on […]

Mount Rainier: Ranger Guided Snowshoe Walks

January 12, 2017

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! So said a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. And yes, it was true, if you can walk, you will certainly enjoy snowshoeing, especially if it’s at Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington and the fifth national park in the United States. During the […]

Everglades Half Marathon

October 27, 2016

Coming November 19, 2016. Keep an eye out for a manatee! The inaugural Everglades Half Marathon will be held entirely within Florida’s Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. This is a flat course with no major climbs and follows the Shark Valley Tram Road offering views of the diverse flora and fauna of the area. […]

Death Valley Hiking Tour by Adventures in Good Company

September 6, 2016

Coming February 16, 2017. Visit the hottest, driest, lowest national park (but not during it’s hottest and driest time of year!). Join Adventures in Good Company for their 5-day Death Valley Hiking Tour. For active women who enjoy the outdoors in the company of other like-minded women, this tour is aimed at the novice hiker […]

National Park Service

August 18, 2016

Happy 100th birthday! On August 25th, the National Park Service turns 100, and there are lots of celebrations planned throughout the entire month. Here are just a few of the special events taking place: August 20th: Festival of the Sea (CA): A full day of music and fun along the San Francisco waterfront to celebrate the NPS Centennial.Hosted by San […]

Creaky Knees Guides

June 16, 2016

We’ve just discovered some great, newly-released guides that we think will be just right for you TrailblazerGirls who want to explore the Pacific Northwest. Published by Sasquatch Books, the Creaky Knees Guides for Washington (2nd Edition), Oregon (2nd Edition), and the Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments are a comprehensive collection of hikes that are […]

2016 National Park Week

April 20, 2016

Coming April 16-24, 2016. Yippee! It’s National Park Week! Time to head outdoors and explore our more than 400 national parks. You have a full week of free admission to check out places like Olympic National Park (pictured above) in Washington with it’s three distinct ecosystems: sub-alpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate forest, and the […]

Dark Sky Festival, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

September 1, 2015

Coming September 11, 2015. Stargazers will jump for joy at the second annual Dark Sky Festival held at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Spend the day exploring these 2 national parks that have a combine 1,353 square miles of amazing wilderness trails, the largest remaining natural grove of giant sequoias in the world, vibrant […]

Pendleton National Park Scented Travel Candle

June 12, 2015

Bring the National Parks home! Even if you can’t make it to the parks this summer, feel like you’re right there in the middle of nature with the National Park Scented Travel Candles from our friends at Pendleton. Choose from scents to remind you of the Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountain, Rainier, Yellowstone (love the […]

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

June 12, 2015

Nothing bad about this national park. The Badlands National Park in South Dakota has extraordinary scenery, striking rock formations rich with fossils, the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairies in the United States, and incredible wildlife like bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs and the endangered black-footed ferret. The term badlands is descriptive of the park’s soft […]

El Tovar, Grand Canyon National Park

April 14, 2015

Make your Grand Canyon stay extra special. Known as the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges, El Tovar, has an ideal location set atop the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. First opening its doors in 1905, the architect wanted the hotel to look like a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian […]

2015 National Park Week

April 14, 2015

As if you needed another reason to head outdoors…National Park Week is coming up! With 59 protected areas designated as national parks, you’ll have quite a choice deciding which one (or more!) to visit during the fee-free days this Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19. Select from learning to track wildlife at the Santa Monica Mountains […]

Death Valley National Park, California

November 12, 2014

Timing is everything, and now is the right time of year to visit the hottest place on earth. Death Valley National Park. This is the driest and lowest place in North America, and while summertime temperatures may reach over 120 degrees, November’s temperatures are in the very comfortable 70s. Perfect for a hike through this […]

GearWagon 125 Camping Trailer

November 10, 2014

A cargo trailer and camper all-in-one! The GearWagon 125 Camping Trailer weighs in at 560 pound (empty) and can hold up to 1,000 pounds of gear. The hard shell pops open, and you can set up the tent and vestibule very easily. With the four deck panels, which are stored along the sidewalls when not […]

Lake Quinault Lodge, Washington

October 24, 2014

Nature-loving TrailblazerGirls will swoon over Lake Quinault Lodge. Built in 1926, this rustic wilderness lodge designed by Robert Reamer, the architect responsible for the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park, is set on a tranquil lake in Olympic National Park and Forest in western Washington. Loads of outdoor trails surround the lodge, and during the […]

Triangle X Ranch, Wyoming

October 16, 2014

Howdy partner! Head to the Cowboy State for a stay at the Triangle X Ranch, the National Park System’s only dude ranch. Located in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, an all-inclusive holiday at the ranch includes lodging in one of their 20 rustic log cabins, hearty ranch cuisine, western style cookouts, horseback riding, and all […]

I Heart Parks Organic Women’s T-Shirt

April 18, 2014

Celebrate National Park Week with the I Heart Parks t-shirt. An all organic cotton, women’s fit shirt that shows your support of our wonderful National Parks. A smattering of parks are identified in red and pink ink within the outline of a heart shape. A portion of the proceeds from all sales goes to help […]

National Park Week

April 18, 2014

Coming April 19 through 27, 2014. It’s that time of year again…and the theme is “National Park Week: Go Wild!” Head outside and you’re sure to be near one of the more than 400 national parks throughout the US that are offering free events like the Living History Weekend at Gettysburg or the Historic Waterfront […]

My Camp Kitchen’s Outdoorsman

March 19, 2014

Lewis and Clark must be turning in their graves, kicking themselves that they didn’t have the Outdoorsman for their trek across the country. The Outdoorsman is a complete camp kitchen that balances strength and weight. At 35 pounds without legs, it can be carried wherever you need and used not just for camping but also […]

Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia

March 19, 2014

Where’s the TALLEST cascading waterfall in the Southeast? Amicalola Falls State Park with its namesake waterfall tumbling 729 feet to a reflecting pool is a popular hiking park in northern Georgia. TrailblazerGirls can choose various viewing paths from an easy accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases galore. Make a day of hiking by […]

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

March 12, 2014

Where elves really live? Well, not everything in New Zealand is a set for the Lord of the Rings films, but here again is some of that natural beauty that might make you wonder. The Routeburn Track is a 2 to 4 day trail (32 km/20 miles) linking New Zealand’s Mt. Aspiring and Fiordland National […]