Jenny Owens

Trail Friends – Mara of Hike Like A Woman and Right Kind of Lost

The Hike Like a Woman community has been consistently amazing. When I was but a wee baby backpacker, I listened to Rebecca talk quietly into my car speakers every Monday morning, telling me about her hikes, her experiences, and being an outdoors person with children. One of the first media spots I did when CampRents …

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Trip Review – Grins & Pickin’s CampFarm

I spend so much time thinking about camping, looking at pictures of other people camping, helping other people camp, and planning camping that sometimes I forget to actually…camp. I forget that it doesn’t have to be a huge Thing. I have two fantastic opportunities to raise little nature lovers, who often get to go party …

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Trail Friends – Gretchen Horinger, Certified Awesome

The outdoor industry can be a hard place. My Instagram feed is full of #influencers with perfect hair/abs and cool tattoos and maybe a dog, #vanlife-ing it up all up and down some sort of picturesque coastline. All my mega outdoor books have introductions that read “Ten years ago when I wrote this book about …

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Trail Friends – Lindsey Mitchell of Women of the Wild Midwest

Lindsey and I met while attending the kickoff hike/yoga/drinks session of Galvanize, a regular meeting of Midwestern female outdoor entrepreneurs. She pulled me in right away with her enthusiastic discussion about the Women of the Wild Midwest Gathering, a three day, two night outdoor event from September 21-23rd, 2018, near La Crosse, Wisconsin, that will …

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Gear Review – Backpacker’s Bistro Camping Food

Backpacker’s Bistro was founded in 2016 by Melissa Lynn Leiser as an alternative to overly salted, underwhelming  backpacking food. Melissa’s a lifelong hiker and backpacker, who also happens to be a chef who trained at the French Culinary Institute and was awarded the Top Chef award in 2008. So it’s a safe bet that her …

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