Providing a Safe, Supportive Group for Women
What makes this hiking group unique–besides the wine–is our no-judgment attitude and commitment to supporting ALL women, regardless of who they are or where they are on the journey of life!
I came across the Wine Hiking Society in one of the loneliest times of my life. Through this group, I was introduced to a community of women I didn’t know existed, a community I didn’t know I could be a part of. I’ve been able to tag along on some of the most epic adventures I’ve had thus far. My life is much brighter with this group in it.
“At 59, I love the mountains more than ever. There is no age in the hills with this group: just peace, likeminded women, and some pretty good beverages. Love these ladies.”
From day hikes and backpacking trips, to weekend getaways and wine tastings, if you’re looking to explore the outdoors and socialize with other empowered women in a judgment-free environment, grab your hiking shoes and get signed up to hit the trail for happy hour.
2021 Wine Hiker Hiking Challenge
Part of our mission as the Women’s Wine Hiking Society is to empower other women to discover their strength and ability through the outdoors. Although a love of hiking (and wine, obviously) is what brings us to this group, it’s the encouragement and support from other women that makes this community strong.
Join our community in motivating each other to get outside more this year and with other women by signing up for our 2021 Wine Hiker Hiking Challenge.
The Latest from Our Blog
When you hike with a group of women, the chance of seeing wildlife goes way down. But, the chance you’ll make a new friend, have great conversation, learn something new, gain a different perspective, or try peanut butter whiskey for the first time is 100%. Check out our blog for gear guides, tales from the trail, hiking highlights, and more and see why this is the group for you.
There aren’t always reliable water sources available in the desert. Sometimes, you have to plan ahead and carry your own water for the duration of your backpacking trip. The Hydrapak Seeker makes carrying your own water easy and secure.
Backpacking has always been on my bucket list. While I’ve been an avid hiker for years, the idea of carrying a giant pack and then sleeping on the ground after a long day seemed a bit daunting. Not fully knowing what I was doing nor having the right gear also made me feel intimidated.
But as soon as I heard about the Women’s Wine Hiking Society Beginner Backpacking trip, I knew it was the perfect way to get started. I knew I’d find the support and guidance needed to feel confident as a woman in the backcountry.
Fear has held me hostage for much of my adult life.
Fear of starting over kept me in an emotionally abusive marriage for 10 years.
Fear of disappointing others kept me saying yes to things when I should have said no.
Fear of setting boundaries and hurting people’s feelings kept me in one-sided friendships way past their expiration date.
Fear of asking for more kept me in jobs in which I was underpaid and overworked.
These are all fears I finally started facing in my 30s. With less than 5 months until I turn 40, I decided to conquer my fear of heights.
More Alike Than Different
On every group hike we do, you’ll hear women, many of whom have just met, say things like, “Wow. That sounds just like what I’m going through.” “Oh my god, that sounds just like my situation.” Most our lives, we women are made to feel in competition with each other, to see other women as the enemy. We get caught up in gossiping and tearing each other down to make ourselves feel better.
But when it comes down to it, as women, many of us have the same struggles, the same insecurities. As women, a lot of us are fighting the same battles.
The Wine Hiking Society is about more than hiking and wine. Those are just the common interests that bring us together. We’re about empowering women to enjoy the outdoors, to see how capable they are.
sisterhood | sis·ter·hood | noun
1) the relationship between sisters. 2) a feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of women or all women. 3) an association or community of women linked by a common interest.
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As women, we’re not always encouraged from a young age to get into the outdoors. It can be very intimidating to get into hiking or backpacking, especially when you grow up feeling like you don’t belong in the outdoors, like it isn’t a place for you. There’s no better way to remove some of the fear of the outdoors–and of making new friends–than to get out with a group of supportive women (and a glass of wine, of course).