Trail Mavens

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR URBAN WOMEN

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 Hendy Woods State Park

The Mavens

Ali

Ali

Pal

Pal

Alicia

Alicia

Sasha

Sasha

Anna

Anna

Sophie

Sophie

Maggie

Maggie

Teki

Teki

The Video

The Pictures

The Highlights

  • A-mazing kayak tour of the sea caves south of Mendocino
  • In-depth discussions of the best Persian food in SF, what it means to age gracefully, and beautiful hikes less than an hour from SF
  • Roasting S'More Mallows for optimal gooeyness (over fires we built ourselves) 
  • Unsolicited lecture from a Mendocino native re: changing society by flexing our sphincters (yes, this really happened)
  • Frolicking and cartwheels amid thousand-year-old redwoods
  • River-swimming, rope-swimming, and sunbathing at the Navarro River
  • Navarro Vineyards Pinot Noir grape juice

A Taste of the Takeaways

Every Trail Maven is issued a Field Notes book at the start of the trip in which to jot down notes, ideas, and memories. Here's a quick visual representation of some of what was learned and discussed:

To Watch: Ellen on GoGurtotters holding hands

To Read (for Inspiration): You Are a BadassWhat I Wish I Knew When I Was 20The Quarter-Life Breakthrough

To Patronize (for Persian food lovers): MayakadehLavashAlborz (in that order)

To Read and Eat: Kinfolk, the magazine and the Bernal restaurant

To Sweat: DaybreakerBarry's Bootcamp

To Stay On Top of News: The Skimm

To Hike In/Near SF: Land's EndHuddart ParkMatt Davis/Steep Ravine LoopBass Lake

To Buy: MSR Hubba Hubba tent

To Stay: Brewery Gulch Inn (Mendocino), St. Orres (Gualala)