Episode Fourteen: Sunny Stroeer – Formative Failure

Sunny is back and she always brings the best topics to discuss! This time, we talk about failure.Failure… is hard. It can be difficult to accept, to process, and to overcome.  Sunny, who is a professional athlete, guide, business owner, and expedition leader, talks about her own failures in the outdoors, how she’s handled them, … Continue reading Episode Fourteen: Sunny Stroeer – Formative Failure

How To Handle A Mountain Lion Encounter

Puma concolor aka: mountain lion, cougar, panther, puma, catamount. It's said that there are over 40 different names for this elusive creature, but no matter how you know them; you know them. Pretty much everyone I know who spends any amount of time in the wilderness has voiced their concern about meeting a mountain lion … Continue reading How To Handle A Mountain Lion Encounter

Episode Thirteen: Jen Petrut – The Glacier Peak Century Sandwich

This is a story about a sandwich like none other... While recovering from an injury last year, Jen set an audacious goal. She took the year and planned, prepped, and trained, and then, at the end of August, she set out to make her dream a reality. With the support of her closest friends (and … Continue reading Episode Thirteen: Jen Petrut – The Glacier Peak Century Sandwich

Episode Twelve: Abby Hall on the Nüümü Poyo

Abby is an endurance athlete with Adidas Terrex who recently completed an epic journey on the John Muir Trail, which is also referred to as the JMT, or more appropriately, the Nuumu Poyo. Abby didn’t backpack this trail in the usual fashion, and her speed and style choice gave her a one of a kind … Continue reading Episode Twelve: Abby Hall on the Nüümü Poyo

Episode Eleven: Kelly Halpin – Solo in the Mountains

Kelly Halpin is a professional mountain runner and artist from Jackson, Wyoming. She holds speed records in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and California, all on technical mountain terrain. Kelly thrives in the mountains, and often prefers to take on these massive endeavors totally alone. Most recently she completed the Wind River High Route, a 100-mile, extremely … Continue reading Episode Eleven: Kelly Halpin – Solo in the Mountains

Episode Ten: Self-Defense in the Outdoors with Nicole Snell

If you’ve ever considered solo outdoor adventures, you’ve also probably also considered the dangers that might be lurking out there. In this episode of WOTW, I speak with Nicole Snell. Nicole is the CEO of Girls Fight Back, an organization that uses personal safety and self-defense as a way to empower women and girls in … Continue reading Episode Ten: Self-Defense in the Outdoors with Nicole Snell

Episode Nine: Jacky Hunt-Broersma – Amputee, Ultra Runner, Cancer Survivor

Jacky had to have the lower portion of her left leg amputated due to a tumor that was found just above her left foot. Resilient and determined, Jacky took up running AFTER her leg was amputated and has become an ultra-distance runner.In this episode, Jacky talks about how she took up running as an amputee … Continue reading Episode Nine: Jacky Hunt-Broersma – Amputee, Ultra Runner, Cancer Survivor

Episode Eight: Latoya Shauntay Snell – The Power In YOU

W. Eric Snell, Sr. (IG: esnelldesign) Latoya is a lot of things. She's an athlete, a mom, a chef, an endometriosis warrior, a body positivity advocate, a social media influencer… the list goes on. You really can't fit her big personality in a box.In this episode, we talk about all of these topics… and more! … Continue reading Episode Eight: Latoya Shauntay Snell – The Power In YOU

The Ultimate Guide To Being Eaten Alive By Mosquitoes

How one backpacking trip in the Eastern Sierras taught me everything I needed to know about camping in mosquito country. “They’re voracious little bastards, aren’t they?” I ask as I smash one into my forehead. “Yeah, they sure are.” Lynne replies, seemingly unperturbed. They’re buzzing around my ears, going up my nose, biting me on … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Being Eaten Alive By Mosquitoes

Episode Seven: Managing Your Mental Space with Danielle Snyder

https://soundcloud.com/womxnofthewild/episode-seven-managing-mental-space-with-danielle-snyder Danielle is a mental health therapist and running coach, and she’s found a beautiful way to marry those two things into a business called Inner Drive Athlete. Danielle specializes in helping athletes overcome mental blocks and negativity, among other things in conjunction with their training. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to … Continue reading Episode Seven: Managing Your Mental Space with Danielle Snyder