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Trip of a Lifetime

July 14, 2018

Trip of a Lifetime

Westcliffe Horse Ranch Retreat Adventure Review from Susie Halsey

I had the amazing opportunity, thanks to Bold Betties, to spend 4 incredible days at Music Meadows Ranch, a beautiful 3,800 acre cattle ranch in the Wet Mountain Valley at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It truly is God’s country.

The ranch is owned and operated by Elin Parker, an incredible rancher, horsewoman, business woman, and human. I am so appreciative of all the wisdom and stories she shared with us. I am amazed at how she, with her ranch manager (another tough as nails...

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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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Snowshoeing, Winter Hikes and Finding Inner Peace

February 05, 2017

Snowshoeing, Winter Hikes and Finding Inner Peace

" Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread." – Edward Abbey

Along the trail, we made some John Muir quips, updated each other on our jobs, our boyfriends, and what we’re doing with our lives. But our longest discussion was how important our time in the wilderness was to us...

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2016: A Bold Year in Review

December 27, 2016

2016: A Bold Year in Review

For most of my adult life the holidays have been tough time of year, and I tend to have moments where I am sad and go down a negative path, feeling stuck or at least not where I thought I would be at this point in my life. But the end of the year is also a great time for reflection, gratitude and an opportunity to recognize the awesome events that have happened over the last few months.

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Bold Meets FitLo! Wait, What?!

December 13, 2016

Bold Meets FitLo! Wait, What?!

By Arezou Zarafshan

Back in the month of November, I was doing my daily (or rather nightly) social media stalking.  All CMO's do that and if they tell you they don't, they either are lying or they don't know how to do their jobs!  I stumbled upon FitLo Denver's Facebook page and I was intrigued.

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Leave No Trace, Bold Betties, Women Hiking, Women Solo Adventure, Women Adventure

December 05, 2016

Leave No Trace

Imagine every time you visit a natural environment, you get to enjoy pristine outdoors, where even if other people are present, they are not distracting from the beauty of nature. Imagine being able to visit these wild places as often as you wanted and they never change. The Bold Betties take an active stance in respecting nature and encourage all of our event attendees to enforce the Leave No Trace guiding principles, ensuring that women of all ages can continue to Discover Their Bold time and again.

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The Hike that Wasn't

November 21, 2016

The Hike that Wasn't

Last week I was supposed to lead a Bold Betties night hike under the glow of the super moon. You know, that event that hasn’t happened since 1948 and won’t happen again until 2034...Here is what happened!

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The question isn’t “why?”  - it is “Why the F*** not?”

November 21, 2016

The question isn’t “why?” - it is “Why the F*** not?”

Read about Kristin Mattera's adventures in Utah and her bold question of herself:  The Question is not Why but Why the F not?

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November 04, 2016

The Kindness of Strangers

After a week in different national parks, what I loved the most was being reminded that the outdoor community is so open and welcoming. My travels were filled with random conversations, temporarily hiking buddies, campsite mates and tour guides.

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Women Adventure | Trip to Machu Picchu | What you need to know for Machu Picchu

October 24, 2016

Women Adventurers | Trip To Machu Picchu | What You Need To Know

 

Machu Picchu is one of planet earth’s most mysterious and beautiful world heritage sites. Built over 500 years ago, without the assistance of iron, wheels or steel. The Inca Empire created this impressive fortress, leaving patrons puzzled seeing that the Incas did not write but somehow created such complex measurements and calculations. It is a site worth seeing and a history worth knowing.

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Finding my Bold Out West

September 26, 2016

Finding my Bold Out West

Sometimes you find yourself and your inner strength in the oddest places – for example a dude ranch.

When people asked me how I got to Colorado, the snarky answer is “Well, I drove over 2,000 miles.” The short, non-snarky answer is “a bad break-up.” 

While this is an over simplification, let me try to explain where I was emotionally before I decided to quit my well-paying professional job in Boston to go work a summer...

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So How Are Those Resolutions Going?

February 02, 2016

So How Are Those Resolutions Going?

Yeah, yeah…we know. Resolutions Shmesolutions.  We sort of wondered how many people stayed inside on this Colorado snow day and got obliterated on old wine since they have all been on the wagon for a month.

Or maybe you’ve been Planet Orange-ing Fitness Theorizing or whatever. (Patience, Regulars, everyone will be clearing out soon and you can have your playthings back to yourself! ; )

Or maybe you stopped swearing (people do this)…well, let ‘er rip because we all discovered on the facebooks recently that cursing means you are smarter.  EINSTEINS OVER HERE!!! 

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February 02, 2016

So How Are Those Resolutions Going?

Yeah, yeah…we know. Resolutions Shmesolutions.  We sort of wondered how many people stayed inside on this Colorado snow day and got obliterated on old wine since they have all been on the wagon for a month.

Read more →

February 02, 2016

So How Are Those Resolutions Going?

Yeah, yeah…we know. Resolutions Shmesolutions.  We sort of wondered how many people stayed inside on this Colorado snow day and got obliterated on old wine since they have all been on the wagon for a month.

Read more →