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Hiking Women, a lovely long distance trail through the Italian Dolomites with beautiful and varied scenery, delicious Italian food and a laid back Mediterranean atmosphere.
Route: from Bressenone to Feltre, north eastern Italy
Distance: 115 miles / 185 kilometres
Altitude: mainly from 2000m to 2500m with maximum altitude of 3,2999m
Grade: Strenuous. The route includes a number of ascents and descents along zigzag pathways with hairpin bends. Walking varies from an easy ramble along flat paths, ascents through deep forest and steep climbs over scree or snow.
Landscape: Snow capped mountains, alpine meadows, wooded valleys and deep blue lakes.
Normal duration: 2 to 2½ weeks
To find out more, read Jenny’s report on Alta Via 2 for a first hand experience of the trail.
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Hiking Women, are you based in the United States?
Then why not join a lively group of ‘curvy women’ to celebrate hiking, backpacking and the love of the outdoors, at the 2nd Trail Dames Summit from 8-10 June at Durango, Colorado.
Find out more about the Trail Dames Summit 2012.
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Hiking Women, I thought you’d like to know that Eden Valley Enterprises are working on a project to tell the story of Ohio’s Grandma Emma Gatewood, the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail at the age of 67 in 1955!
Not satisfied with just one trip, Emma walked it two more times and, by the time she retired, had hiked over 10,000 miles. She was also a prime mover in starting Ohio’s Buckeye trial and an early advocate of the ultra-light hiking movement. And all this after surviving an abusive marriage and raising 11 children!
Eden Valley Enterprises have already created a storytelling program about Grandma Emma Gateway’s amazing life and now want to make a documentary to really bring her complete story to life, using her own words from her extensive journals. They have recently opened a Kickstarter campaign to raise $3,500 in seed money by 19th January 2012, which will be of enormous help when approaching larger corporations and foundations for the rest of the money needed to produce the documentary.
Amazingly, they have already 18 backers who have pledged $1,362, but need further pledges if they are to meet their target of $3,500 by 19th January. If you would like to find out more about Emma and the project please follow this link:
Eden Valley Enterprises have collected stories about other little known but inspirational women, such as the baseball pitcher, Alta Weiss and photojournalist, Margaret Bourke-White.
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Hiking Women, our guest blogger this month is Rosie Enos, a long distance backpacker, dog sled musher, co-owner and guide for Roam the Woods, a U.S. company dedicated to empowering women to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.
With her partner and trusty canine friend, Trinity, both veteran hikers, she recently embarked on a hike along The Long Trail, Vermont. This 273 mile track follows the ridge of the Green Mountains, running the length of Vermont from from the Massachusetts-Vermont state line to the border of Canada.
The best planners always plan for the unexpected, and Rosie was ready for any eventuality. After four days into the trip and with over 50 miles under their belts they were forced to cut short the trip because of an injury to Trinity’s foot.
Read more about Rosie’s hike along The Long Trail on our blog page, the lessons she learned and her advice on planning for, and caring for, man’s best friend during a hiking tour.
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Hiking Women, if you are looking to fit in a walking holiday before the winter sets in
You want good company and beautiful varied landscapes
With accommodation, routes and guide all arranged
Then join Walk the Landscape to hike along the Oxfordshire Way from 15th to 21st October. Starting at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds and ending at Henley-on-Thames (in easy travelling distance of London) the route includes a short detour through Blenheim Park to Blenheim Palace, the world heritage site where Winston Churchill was born.
So what’s in it for me?
Just turn up, we make all the arrangements and bookings in advance, saving you time.
You can come alone or with others, and will travel with a friendly group of like-minded companions, making new friends.
Walk 10 to 15 miles a day through beautiful countryside (you’ll hardly notice the miles go by!), improving your fitness and well-being ready for the winter.
See our photos of the Oxfordshire Way in spring.
Contact Walk the Landscape for more information and to book.
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Hiking Women, if you live within travelling distance of Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, had you thought of joining Trail Dames at their Hiking Summit 2011?
It will be held from 24th to 26th June at the Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia and will feature classes on all aspects of hiking and backpacking, lectures and slide shows from women that have hiked all over the world, panel discussions and much, much more.
Trail Dames is a hiking club for women ‘of a curvy nature’ and has an amazing 1500+ members throughout the US – which is huge so it must have something really good!
Hiking Women, to find out more check out Trial Dames Hiking Summit 2011
Hiking women come in all shapes and sizes; whether you are a walker, hiker or trekker, German, American, Japanese or Australian …, rich, poor, single, married, old or young – women all over the globe love to hike.
So why do we do it?
· Some like to ramble for days in the wilderness and others to amble a few miles on a warm sunny afternoon
· Some like gentle exercise but others want to burn off the fat
· Others are just passionate about the countryside and love a long hike
· Some see the challenge of a mountain to conquer and relish the reward of being on top of the world
· Others love the companionship, an opportunity to relax with friends and family, to chat, catch up or meet new friends
· For others it’s therapy; sometimes it’s just good to walk and to talk
Whether you hike every day, on holiday or vacation, for health and wellbeing or for charity, hiking is a rewarding activity enjoyed by women everywhere.
Why not let us know why you like to hike?