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Calling all Chicks who dig the Outdoor, Adventurous life and Travel!

Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is an Adventure Travel Company that offers Women-Only, Small Group Trips, Work Shops, and Mini’s in the outdoors. We're local! Born and raised in Cincinnati.

Our adventures are endless including hiking, camping, rafting, backpacking, road trips, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors or being active and Playing!

Our destinations range from local Mini Adventures to weekends in the woods, and bucket list hot spots like Iceland and Machu Picchu.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS tribe of Women around!

This Meetup is sponsored by Explorer Chick Adventure Co (http://explorerchick.com/). So, there are no dues for joining our Meetup! Just follow along and hopefully, embark on an adventure with us!

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We are always looking for local Explorer Chick Ambassadors to host local events for your area! Check out our Ambassador page (https://explorerchick.com/about/brandambassador/) for all of the details and to apply!

Upcoming events (5)

Women's Smoky Mountains Glamping and Hiking

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Spend a long weekend hiking the best trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including parts of the Appalachian Trail and enjoy nightly glamping near Gatlinburg, TN on this 4 Day Women-only, Small Group Hiking Adventure. Your hiking adventure has been carefully curated by the Explorer Chick team over countless in-field tests. Only our top treks make the itinerary – so prepare to be challenged on the trail and rewarded with the most OMFG-level mountain views and waterfalls. You’ll stride through sweet-smelling pine forests to reach sweeping panoramic vistas with a girl gang you’d trust more than Paul Bunyan. You’ll climb to only one of three remaining fire towers in the National Park when you embark on the strenuous trek up Mt. Cammerer. You’ll take it “easy” on a moderate hike to the park’s highest single-drop waterfall, Rainbow Falls. You’ll inch out to a bald rock outcropping on Charlie’s Bunion to get your heart hammered by mountain scenery in every direction. On two of your hikes, you’ll walk in the foot path of thousands of Appalachian Trail thru hikers that have come before you. Your Insta feed won’t know what hit it. Yes, this is real life with WILD women. Of course, what’s a trip to Tennessee without whiskey? You’ll spend a few hours on an exclusive, private tour with our local guide visiting distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. Go behind the scenes at a real working still house and see how everything is made start to finish. Learn the history of whiskey throughout the Prohibition era, the state’s romance with whiskey, and why these mountains were such an integral part of moonshine culture. Each night, put your feet up in total Pinterest-worthy digs at our adorable glamping site minutes from Gatlinburg. You will sleep in a tent that has been tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed with WiFi and temperature control – with meals freshly prepared at camp by your Explorer Chick guides. You only have one task after hiking: RELAX. It’s a wonderfully wild weekend with a small group of women hiking the Appalachian Trail and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over the course of the long weekend, you’ll quickly grow close with your posse of Explorer Chicks as you hike the trails and share memories of summits. Join us on our 4 Day, small-group women’s weekend hiking trip to experience it yourself! Adventure highlights Activity level: moderate to strenuous • Hike three of Explorer Chick’s favorite mountain hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National park. • Enjoy the sweeping panoramic views from a fire tower high up on Mt. Cammerer. • Get up close and personal with the Smokies highest single-drop waterfall, Rainbow Falls. • Stand in the midst of mountains from the rock outcropping on Charlie’s Bunion. • Taste the flavors of Tennesee with a whiskey walking tour and sampling flights. • Kick back at camp with breakfasts and dinners cooked by your Explorer Chick guides. • Sleep easy at our Glamping site with canvas tents outfitted with all the creature comforts. • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything between easy. • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour. Early Bird Discount: $200 Expires: 6/1/20 Discount Code: SMOKIESFALL20 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/smoky-mountains-hiking-and-glamping/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/238016370922929/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Hocking Hills Night Rappelling

High Rock Adventures - Hocking Hills Ecotours

Join Explorer Chick for an Exclusive, Women-Only Night Rappelling Adventure in Hocking Hills! Headlights on and geared up, we'll take a short hike to our location as the sun begins to set. As we stroll along our hike going up and down hills and between colossal rock formations, we will take the time to listen to the sounds of the night and explore the nature around us. Your guide will share interesting tidbits about native plants, trees and the geology that make Hocking Hills so stunning! As if stepping off a rock ledge dangling yourself nearly 100 ft off the ground didn't get your adrenaline pumping enough, now lets do it in the darkness of night! 🧗‍♀‍ At each rappel, you will have two expert Guides: one top side and one below, to instruct you as you lower yourself down the rock face! No experience?! No worries!! This is a perfect event to get your toes wet and wanting more! Rappelling is less physically demanding than rock climbing, but doesn’t sacrifice any excitement! All the Hocking Hills Rock Climbing and Rappelling events can be done as a series. Do them all in the same weekend, or spread them out for Rock Climbing fun all season long! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Get a taste of outdoor rappelling surrounded by the natural beauty of Hocking Hills • You’ll experience up to 3 Rappels consisting of 2 different styles • Over a mile long sunset hike up and down hills and between towering rock formations • Learn about the native plants and geology of Hocking Hills • Exclusive and Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For all 2020 Hocking Hills events - To be able to participate in the event, you are REQUIRED to bring your own face mask! - You only need to wear when it is not possible to comply with the social distancing of 6 ft. (ie. when the guide is clicking you in/out of your harness) - The mask can be removed when you are able to maintain the 6 ft distance. This will help ensure your safety as well as the High Rock Staff. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You must book through the website to join us on this adventure. Full details are there as well. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/hocking-hills-night-rappelling/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/504876976841997/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Hocking Hills Rock Scramble & Climb

High Rock Adventures - Hocking Hills Ecotours

Join Explorer Chicks in Hocking Hills for an Exclusive, Women-Only Rock Scramble Challenge and Climb! Combining two favorite events into one! You will get a taste of both climbing styles in one gripping Adventure! 🤸‍♀‍ What is the difference between Rock Scrambling and Rock Climbing you ask? A Rock Scramble is a middle ground between hiking and climbing; you use your hands for balance as you're ascending up the rock face. It's a non-technical climb that does not require ropes and other equipment. Rock Climbing, is more of a technical and adrenaline-pumping ascent up vertical cliff faces that requires safety equipment and a belayer. It's only human nature to be drawn to climb to the top of things! From the top of a mountain, a cliff, or even a hill outside your hometown, this is where we gain perspective and can imagine great things! Combining physical strength with mental focus, figuring out moves as you go, and then using your power, flexibility, and agility to conquer dizzying heights. 🧗‍♀‍ Rock climbing can be an intimidating sport, but it is also a rewarding form of exercise and adventure when done safely. After spending the first half of our day Scrambling through routes, you will then be ready to conquer the Natural Sandstone Rock Walls of Hocking Hills. You will receive technical instructions guiding you up the natural rock. All the Hocking Hills Rock Climbing and Rappelling events can be done as a series. Do them all in the same weekend, or spread them out for Rock Climbing fun all season long! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Get a taste of outdoor rock climbing surrounded by the natural beauty of Hocking Hills • Receive hands-on instruction from qualified guides who will encourage you and provide beta for each route. • Guided Rock Scramble • Finish by conquering a rock climb up the Natural Sandstone Rock Walls • Learn about the native plants and geology of Hocking Hills • Exclusive and Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For all 2020 Hocking Hills events - To be able to participate in the event, you are REQUIRED to bring your own face mask! - You only need to wear when it is not possible to comply with the social distancing of 6 ft. (ie. when the guide is clicking you in/out of your harness) - The mask can be removed when you are able to maintain the 6 ft distance. This will help ensure your safety as well as the High Rock Staff. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You must book through the website to join us on this adventure. Full details are there as well. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/hocking-hills-rock-climbing-101/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2501781093379280/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

West Virginia "Via Ferrata" Rock Climbing

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Experience a whole new style of climbing with other adventurous women on this day trip mini adventure. Located in Circleville, WV, “via ferrata” climbing is a cross between rock climbing and scrambling. Italian for “by way of iron,” the via ferrata is a permanently-installed system of steel rungs and cables. Initially designed and built to transport troops in Italy during WWI, via ferratas have now become a recreational activity for outdoor rock climbing enthusiasts.🧗‍♀️ GEAR AND SAFETY BRIEFING After a short 20-minute hike to the location, conquer a mile of fixed-anchor, professionally-guided rock climbing. Gear up and learn how to use the two-carabiner lanyard. This system allows climbers to be clipped into the safety cable at all times. Climbers each receive safety briefing, instruction, and equipment fitting on the ground before ascending the rock. VIA FERRATA AND SUSPENSION BRIDGE Off you go! The higher you climb, the better the views! The double-fin rocks provide a unique combination of physical challenge and overwhelming beauty! You’ll gain 1,085 feet in elevation, cross a suspension bridge that is 150 feet high and 200 feet long, and reach exposed heights of 280 feet! HEAD WALL CHALLENGE All WV Via Ferrata adventure climbers will experience heights of approximately 200 feet! The most adventurous climbers can take the extra challenge of completing the Head Wall, an additional 100 feet of vertical climbing. 🤩 ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS Highly skilled Guides No experienced needed! All equipment provided Elevation gain of 1085, Suspension bridge that is 150 feet high and 200 feet long, and reach exposed heights of 280 feet! Exclusive Explorer Chick, small group, women-only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women! You must book through the website to join us on this adventure. Full details are there as well. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/west-virginia-via-ferrata-rock-climbing/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/200195084738914/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

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