Our Leaders' Favorite Adventures of 2018!
Bold Betties has had an exciting year filled with our most diverse adventure offerings yet, thanks mostly to our inspiring leadership teams!
With 39 chapters across the country, our Chapter Leaders and Alpha Betties work hard to plan unique and thrilling adventures for our members! Let's take a look at how 2018 played out in our local chapters by asking our leaders their favorite adventures!
1. Kristen Anusewicz, Co-Chapter Leader, Ft. Collins, CO
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Amazon Adventures with Paul Rosalie
"Bold Betties taking a mud bath in an Amazonian river that was filled with caimans, piranhas, stingrays, and snakes. We all survived to tell the tale!"
We're headed to the Amazon again next year! CLICK HERE to find out more and to sign up!
2. Lena Krug, Chapter Leader, Bold Betties NYC
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Skeet Shooting Cabin Weekend
"The many moments of joy spent in the outdoors with amazing bold women add up to a happy life!"
3. Karen Vintar, Alpha Betty, Bold Betties Boise
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Trail Restoration Project, Cascade, Idaho
"Bold Betties from Boise believe in giving back to the trails we love so much, and what better way to do that than to do some trail restoration work, with the added bonus of learning to use axes, polaskis, and 100 year old cross cut saws? The work was hard but incredibly rewarding!"
Want to find more local adventures? Find your local chapter and get involved!
4. Laura Feeney, Community Manager and Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Boise
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Havasu Falls, AZ: Guided Backpacking Trip
"I expected to be blown away by the scenery, and I definitely was, but even more impressive was the amazing group of women who joined us. They made me feel like I could do anything and we helped each other through every single obstacle. A seriously life changing experience!"
Read more about Laura's experience in Havasupai HERE!
Check out our 2019 Guided Backpacking trip to Havasupai HERE!
5. Heather Gossel, Co-Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Ft. Collins
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Rocky Mountain NP, Guided Fly Fishing Adventure
"Here fishy fishy! Bold Betties learned to fly fish in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado!"
Ft. Collins has a ton of great stuff going on! CLICK HERE to see their latest survival skills hike!
6. Eddy Zuber, Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Triad (North Carolina)
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Wet and wind-blown and still smiling! It was a difficult day for normally chill stand-up paddleboarding, but we pulled it off, including the four Betties front and center, who were all first-time SUPers.
Don't have a chapter in your local area? Let us know! Go HERE to apply to be a chapter leader and to launch your own chapter!
7. Jen Hoge, Co-Chapter Leader, Bold Betties SLC
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Kodachrome State Park Camping Trip
"When you arrive at your campsite and the ranger tells you that you have “the best view of the park” from your campsite and this is what you see. Talk about starting the trip out right!"
Interested in finding out more about our awesome adventures? CLICK HERE to sign up for the Bold Betties newsletter and be the first to know!
8. Kate Clark, Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Big Bend (That's Tallahassee,FL y'all!)
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Full Moon paddle down the Wakulla River
9. Celia Nowicki, Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Charlotte
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Westcliffe Horse Retreat in Colorado
"The Westcliffe Horse retreat was awesome! Yes, we did more than fish at the private trout pond, but the reason this pic is so special to me is that two ladies went out for a dusk fishing trek with me! We crawled under the barbwire gate because the code we had was wrong and heard coyotes in the distance. But these two ladies wanted to catch their first fish EVER on a fly rod and I was bound and determined once I saw them face first in the dirt crawling under that fence. So sure enough, with our phone flashlights and a bit of country luck, both ladies hooked into fish and then we headed back home to shoot a spot of whiskey in congratulations!"
10. Kelsey Woods, Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Portland
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Whitewater Rafting
"The best part of our whitewater trip was the variety of women we had. Different ages and backgrounds and tastes. We finished the day camping together playing games and eating camp food. Sharing a tent with a Betty you've never met is an amazing experience!"
Checkout out the Bold Betties Blog to read more about our chapters and their great adventures!
11. Jill Davis, Co-Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Denver
Favorite 2018 Adventure: HikYoga!
"Stay inside? No, namaste on the top of this mountain."
HikYoga events are always an amazing time! Checkout the next one by clicking HERE!
12. Sommer Rains, Co-Founder and COO of Bold Betties
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Costa Rica and Adventure Retreat
"Costa Rica 2018 with the Bold Betties! Such an amazing adventure. Pura Vida!!"
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13. Sharolyn Kinneman, Alpha Betty, Bold Betties Portland
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Tamawanas Fall Hike
"The Bold Betties Portland Chapter at the base of Tamawanas Falls after an active hike through rock and forest! After this photo was taken by our photographer, Seth Payseur, the Betties got even bolder and climbed the rocks behind the waterfall, giving us all an true feeling of community and adventure."
14. Kim Heagle, Chapter Leader, Bold Betties Madison
Favorite 2018 Adventure: New Glarus Woods Snow Hike and Brewery Stop
"Bold Betties Madison doesn't let snow and cold hold them back! Feb hike in WI, 15 degrees, windy but made better with a stop at New Glarus brewery after a couple mile hike."
Bold Betties Madison hosts the BEST archery events! Local to the area and want in on the fun? CLICK HERE to check it out!
15. Niki Koubourlis, Founder and CEO of Bold Betties
Favorite 2018 Adventure: Moab, UT: Mountain Biking and UTV Adventure
"Bold Betties Moab trips are always the best! The colors and the views are always spectacular but the women who go with us are really what make the trips so special. It's hard not to feel like a badass when you're riding the trails in Moab!"