There are few things I value more in life than a hike on one of Wisconsin’s scenic trails, but when my mom isn’t available to come with me, I’m often left without a companion to share my favorite outdoor experience with. Sometimes, I still make an effort to hit the trails solo, but more often than not I postpone my adventure until I can find someone to accompany me. Solo travel can be fun, but making memories with friends and family on the trails is hard to beat. When I heard about Women Hiking Wisconsin, an online hiking community for Wisconsinites who identify as female, I was beyond excited. The organization, which has a strong following on both Facebook and Instagram, was founded by five women who wanted to create a united community of female explorers across Wisconsin. To date, they have hosted a multitude of successful hikes, and I was finally able to attend my first one last week at Harrington Beach State Park in Ozaukee County! Below are snapshots of just a few beautiful sites I took in during the hike. I was also able to meet and hike with two of the group’s founders, Sarah and Diana, as well as one of my Instagram friends named Chrissy! For more information on Women Hiking Wisconsin, including information on their next group hike at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area on December 15th, be sure to visit their website, Facebook page, or Instagram. The hike at Harrington Beach State Park was sponsored by the amazing ladies at Yellow Wood Gear, so be sure to check them out as well!
Do you prefer to hike solo or with friends? Let me know in the comments below!