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Featured Leader of the Month: Tamara Maddox, Chapter Leader, Columbia, MO

July 01, 2019

Featured Leader of the Month: Tamara Maddox, Chapter Leader, Columbia, MO

We're introducing the leaders in our Community each month here on the Bold Betties Blog. This month, we're thrilled to introduce Tamara Maddox, Chapter Leader for Bold Betties Columbia (Missouri)! 

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How to be an Ally to a Person of Size in the Outdoors

September 27, 2017

How to be an Ally to a Person of Size in the Outdoors

By Jennifer Davis-Flynn

Next time you’re hiking the trails, mountain biking, paddling, skiing…take a look around. Who do you see? Does everyone look the same?

Outdoor brand catalogs and enthusiast magazines show us countless images of young, white, skinny yoga chicks, ripped female climbers, and a whole lotta dudes. And, not surprisingly, reality often follows suit.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Society places a lot of limitations on what fat people can and cannot do: sitting at home alone, feeling ashamed is okay. Traveling, eating in public, and engaging in outdoor pursuits – not so...

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Treat Yourself to Yoga, Hiking and...Wine!

September 05, 2017

Treat Yourself to Yoga, Hiking and...Wine!

Need a little “me” time? Join us for no-fuss mini retreat in the Rockies, September 15-17. Imagine waking up to a delicious breakfast, taking a rejuvenating yoga class, enjoying a gorgeous hike, and winding down the day with an evening yoga class, followed by a healthy catered dinner with new friends.

We’ve got three spots left for our Autumn Leaf Yoga and Hiking Petite Retreat in Winter Park, CO, next weekend. $475 gets you two nights of accommodation in a shared room, all meals (including adult beverages), three yoga classes, and spectacular afternoon hiking at...

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Always Pack Your Adventure Shoes

July 10, 2017

Always Pack Your Adventure Shoes

In my many travels through the beautiful state of Washington, I've noticed that there are an almost infinite number of places to park and take a hike through some breathtaking forests and rivers. Even areas that aren't officially national park (and there is a lot of national park), you can walk, climb, or swim through nearly the entire state. After living in the area for a few years, I had almost started to take this natural luxury for granted until one particular drive.

A few years back, I was riding with a close friend who had...

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May 06, 2016

Moab Adventures with Bold Betties

I hung up the phone.  How the hell am I going to get out of this?  I thought.  I had just agreed to go on a four-day, three-night camping trip with my sister.  

For many reading this blog, a camping trip might sound like fun.  Maybe even just a regular weekend.  

Not me.

I am decidedly NOT outdoorsy.  As a 45 year-old stay-at-home mother of two young boys, my physical activity is limited to walking my kids...

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August 10, 2015

The Best Hiking Spots in the U.S.

By Elisa Hindes

Whether you’re an experienced hiker wanting a challenge or a novice looking for picturesque views there is no shortage of amazing hiking trails in this country.  Some may be just an easy day trip, others may take weeks or more through grueling terrain.  No matter what your personal goals and abilities may be, there is a hiking trail out there just for you.  Here is just a short list of some of the best hiking spots in the U.S.

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February 03, 2015

The Best Outdoor Adventures for Beginners

You don’t have to be an extreme athlete or adrenaline junkie to enjoy these outdoor adventures for beginners.

 

by Elisa Hindes

Are you looking to start going on some outdoor adventures?  Good for you!  No matter how young or old you are, or regardless of your level of physical fitness, outdoor adventures are always a great idea.  You don’t have to start off with sky diving or rock climbing; there are plenty of fun and easy outdoor adventures for beginners.  It’s great to get outside of your comfort zone and face new...

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December 30, 2014

Moab Camping Adventure with the Bold Betties

by Yana Koubourlis

I hung up the phone.  How the hell am I going to get out of this?  I thought.  I had just agreed to go on a four-day, three-night camping trip with my sister.  

For many reading this blog, a camping trip might sound like fun.  Maybe even just a regular weekend.  

Not me.

I am decidedly not outdoorsy.  As a 45 year-old stay-at-home mother of two young boys, my physical activity is limited to walking my kids between the car and school, hauling grocery bags, and my Barre 3...

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