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.

Trip Leader Profile: Jenny

Name: Jenny Gottstein

First Trail Mavens Trip:
Mount Tamalpais Camping

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Four Things Jenny Is Great At: 
Making a mess +
guacamole +
tap dance+
bad puns 

Director of Games at the Go Game

The Last Thing That Made Her Laugh Out Loud: Mike Tyson dancing

The Latest Huffington Post Article About Her Work: Disaster Preparedness Gaming

Juicy Quote:

"In an urban environment, it's easy to make A LOT of superficial connections with people. But Trail Mavens is a rare opportunity to really dig in and learn about yourself and other remarkable women. There is something really special about conversations that take place while hiking, making dinner over a camp stove, or roasting marshmallows around a bonfire. Things tumble out that would never surface at a dinner party or happy hour gathering."

And finally, if you weren't already totally intrigued by Jenny G, here's a snippet from an amazing profile that was recently written about her. Click for the full piece from the Somewhere Project:

"I moved to NYC at 17, got a degree in something nerdy at Columbia, accidentally became an embedded reporter in a violent student revolt in Chile, produced a roving graffiti gallery in a U-hauls, sang on a Lady GaGa acid trance spoof track that became briefly popular in Ukraine, and spent the next 4 years throwing parties…"

Jenny will be co-leading our upcoming Butano foodie adventure. Thing you might want to too? Learn more here.