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.

Yo! Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park is the first place I camped as a grownup (if you can really call a 21-year-old 'grown up,' anyway) so it's always held a notable place in my heart. Whenever I'm there, I feel all:

You can imagine how thrilled I was, then, to spend Labor Day weekend in the birthplace of America's national parks system with nine other all-star women. We hiked, we talked, we laughed, we built fires, we ate and hiked and ate some more, and even though today's the first day I don't feel residual soreness from our epic 14-miler in my legs, it's definitely been a 'hurts so good' situation.

Stay tuned for the full trip recap. In the meantime, check out our highlights reel, and a selection of the *excellent* photos taken by trip leader Abby.

Pro tip for making those hard-to-come-by Yosemite reservations: campground reservations are available in blocks of one month at a time, up to five months in advance, on the 15th of each month at 7 am Pacific time. Want a spot on Memorial Day, 2015? Better boot up your computer at 6:55 AM on January 15.