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.

Kayak Camping in Point Reyes

The Mavens

The Music Video

The Pictures

The Highlights

  • Gorgeously warm water in Tomales Bay
  • Beautiful hike with sweeping views of Tomales Bay, the California coast...and cows
  • Cooking dinner in the coals of the fire we built
  • Late-night kayak adventure to see the bioluminescence (!!!)
  • Lunch at Cowgirl Creamery, Mt. Tam cheese, and the best strawberries ever
  • Hours of amazing conversation about everything from communicating with your manager about career direction to relationships to mammalian biology (seriously)

A Taste of the Takeaways

To Watch: This American Life LIVE at the BAM

To Listen: Risk, Death, Sex and Money

To Read: A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, This Is How You Lose Her, Salvage the Bones, Eleanor and Park, Tell the Wolves I'm HomeJitterbug Perfume (esp. Chapter 1 on beets!)

To Read Online: (Marian's blog), (Amber's blog), (Abby's blog)

To Visit: Amora Museum of Sex in London

To Do: Write to Chuck Palahniuk and find out what your spirit animal is. Apparently, he'll tell you and send you a stuffed version of said animal. Ask Abby for details!

To Know So You Can Impress People Later: Crazy facts about platypuses, how baby elephants nurse, the difference between single, double, and triple-creme cheese

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