Today’s Feature Friday comes from Women Who Hike community member Kate @the.trek.life.
Sometimes the behind the scenes work at @WomenWhoHike
can be overwhelming. We are managing and moderating nearly 100 Facebook groups, planning and updating dozens group hikes, shipping product and membership orders and answering dozens of emails and messages through social media. Some days... it can feel like too much.
Then there are days when we receive messages like this, from people like you who help to fill the tank and remind us why @WomenWhoHike
“My name is Kate from Portland and I have been following WWH for a few years now. I took up hiking to help with a lot of stuff when my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Life was always just the two of us, so it was incredible to find a community that felt like a lifeline in so many ways (as silly as it may sound). @WomenWhoHike
has empowered me to adventure, explore nature, as well as myself, and to be proud of that. I also found other groups like @FatGirlsHiking
BECAUSE of @WomenWhoHike.
Because I have been following this organization it has helped to save my life from grief, I did the least I could do then was to purchase a membership, #wwhmember
. Every time I sit with my dog to share a summit and peanut butter sandwich, I see my Women Who Hike patch and know I’m not alone, and I’m proud to feel grateful for so much more than just the views.”
Thank you Kate and so many of you who are a part of who we are, what we do, and why we do it. #womenwhohike