This weekend we had our first official group hike in Minnesota. It’s one we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time!
My heart warmed up when I received this recap about our hike in MN hike from WWH Ambassadors @wandering.pine
“So much fun today during what was our first official @womenwhohike
Minnesota group hike! We planned a route that we called a ‘choose your own adventure hike’ with options of 2.5 mi, 6 mi or 9 mi with increasing levels of difficulty. Frontenac State Park has so much to offer, swaying prairie grasses, leaves bursting with color, rocky bluffs overlooking Lake Pepin and the Mississippi and even a little loop within a Pine forest. But my favorite part of today’s hike was spending time with this awesome group of women.
Our hike plan allowed all skill levels to participate with a central intersection so everyone could gather back together. I talked to several women today but my favorite part of the day was hanging in the back of the pack. I made a few new friends back there including a newer 60+ year old hiker who said she felt a little out of place at first in a younger bunch. She needed a few breaks, apologized profusely for holding me up, to which I replied that I was still a little stiff from my last long hike and really didn’t mind. We became fast friends, took our time to appreciate the beauty that surrounded us, and shared stories about our lives. We shared a couple of tears too and hugged at the end. My heart is full. I love that this group is a safe place where everyone can participate and encourage eachother to enjoy the outdoors.”
A huge thank you to all of the women who joined us this weekend, and our ambassador team who not only lead the way on the trail, but also lead by example and their hearts too.
To find a hike happening near you, visit our website www.womenwhohike.com and visit our Group Hikes page.