Trail Mavens


Skill-based camping and backpacking trips for groups of extraordinary women. Ready to build fires, read maps, pitch tents, hike, laugh, and drink wine around the campfire? Join one of our weekend adventures.

Camping in Armstrong Redwoods | June 20 - 21


From our recent scouting trip to the Russian River Valley:

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Trip Highlights

  • Hang and learn with a posse of inspiring women.
  • Relax. Unplug. No emails, no cell phones.
  • Learn and practice camp set-up and break-down, map-reading, fire-starting, camp cooking, and Leave No Trace principles.
  • Hike through redwoods that were around before the Magna Carta was signed.
  • Take a quick dip in the Russian River, or soak in the sun while skipping stones on the riverbank.

Itinerary Summary


8 AM departure from SF, challenging creekside hike with lunch by a swimming hole, camp setup and outdoor skills 'office hours,' sunset watching, dinner, fires, s'mores, and revelry.


Early morning hike, leisurely breakfast, camp break-down, hangout by the Russian River, closing ceremonies, and optional wine-tasting en route back to SF. Return to SF ~4:30 PM.

What's Included

  • Meals (Saturday lunch/dinner, Sunday breakfast/lunch) snacks, and wine.
  • Transportation, gas, and tolls between SF and Armstrong Redwoods State Park.
  • All campsite fees/permits.
  • Guided, hands-on instruction.
  • Shared items: Tents, stove, cookware, toilet paper, soap, lanterns, basic First Aid.
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, camp plates/cups/utensils, and camp chairs are provided at no additional cost for any woman who can't bring her own.

Trip Investment: $225

Questionnaire Deadline: June 11

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