Women inspiring women to engage with the Appalachian Trail as adventurers, stewards, and leaders



Wild East Women is an affinity group working under the umbrella of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) to support women in engaging with the trail in meaningful ways. We are excited to feature interviews with women who are involved with the AT in a multitude of ways, provide tips and strategies for outdoor adventures, and most of all help YOU to get involved with hikes and trail days along the AT corridor. We can't wait to be a part of this community with you! Follow us @wildeastwomen




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"Backpacking Is My Respite from Sexual Harassment"
By Sarah Grothjan

"Backpacking, for me, is an escape from many things—emails, co-workers, relationships, routine. I feel at peace beneath the weight of a pack."

"On the Longest Hiking Trails, a Woman Finds Equal Footing"
By Jennifer Pharr Davis

" “When you’re traveling over 2,000 miles, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female. Superhuman powers are superhuman powers; they know no gender, no age.”"

"‘Unlikely’ Hikers Hit the Trail"
By Alyson Krueger

"Our public lands have a diversity problem. But grassroot initiatives and outdoor-gear companies hope to change that."


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