Girl Talk: Techniques To Manage Your Period In The Backcountry.

How I Managed My Period While Backpacking The John Muir Trail. The day was hot. My feet were wet from the most recent creek crossing, the loose, powdery trail dust was quickly filling my shoes and turning to mud. My feet started blistering. We planned on having a big mileage day and I was determined … Continue reading Girl Talk: Techniques To Manage Your Period In The Backcountry.

Episode Six: Toeing the Line With Kaytlyn Gerbin

Kaytlyn is an elite runner for The North Face, a bioengineer, and all-around amazing human. And… I have to admit, she’s one of my personal heroes. We chat about what it was like for her to become a professional athlete and the challenges that come along with it, including imposter syndrome. We also chat about … Continue reading Episode Six: Toeing the Line With Kaytlyn Gerbin

Episode Five: Finding Food Freedom with Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, but we don't talk shop about nutrition in this episode. Instead, we chat about Amanda's struggle with an eating disorder and her recovery, and how it's influenced her life. Amanda is passionate about helping people find balance between the body and the mind, and that shines through … Continue reading Episode Five: Finding Food Freedom with Amanda Johnson

Hiking Guide: Mount Wilson in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV

By Ashly Winchester Difficulty: Hard Type: Mostly Off-trail, Scramble Round Trip Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation Gain: ~3,400 feet Cell service: Spotty Best Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Fall Permits: No Perk: the trailhead is not within the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop drive, so it can be accessed at all times, even if the drive … Continue reading Hiking Guide: Mount Wilson in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV

Episode Four: Nutrition Know-How With Kylee Van Horn, RDN

Nutrition is an important part of your training and can help you reach your athletic goals, yet many of us overlook it. It's easy to do with our busy lives. In this episode, Kylee and I talk about nutrition plans and training, fad diets, protein intake, sugar, what you can do about gut bombs and... … Continue reading Episode Four: Nutrition Know-How With Kylee Van Horn, RDN

Episode Three: Mel Urie – Uberman

Mel Urie is a tenacious ultra-distance triathlete who is breaking barriers and redefining what is possible. In this episode, we get a chance to hear all about Mel's experience with Uberman, arguably the world's most difficult ultra triathlon. We chat about her training, as well as transitioning back to normal life after accomplishing such a … Continue reading Episode Three: Mel Urie – Uberman

Episode Two: Renee Jacobs – Finding Balance

In this episode of Womxn Of The Wild, I chat with Renee Jacobs. Renee is a mother and wife who was trained to be an architect but decided to pursue full-time motherhood. In doing so, she has struggled to find the balance between being a mom and doing the things she loves; adventuring in the … Continue reading Episode Two: Renee Jacobs – Finding Balance

Episode One: Sunny Stroeer

Sunny is an ultra-distance runner and mountaineer who THRIVES in the alpine environment. On this inaugural episode of Womxn Of The Wild, we talk about women in the outdoors, the gender gap, the "confidence gap," and how we can empower more women to participate in adventurous outdoor activities. https://soundcloud.com/ashly-winchester/episode-one-sunny-stroeer You can find Sunny on Instagram, … Continue reading Episode One: Sunny Stroeer

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Womxn Of The Wild! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you why I’ve started this project. My name is Ashly and I’m an adventure addict. I jumped headfirst into all things adventure after I extracted myself from an extremely toxic marriage in 2015. Since then, adventure … Continue reading Welcome!