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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.

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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Upcoming events (5+)

Virginia Hiking and Survival 101

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Nestled in Catawba, VA lies three of the Appalachian’s Trail’s most scenic gems: Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs known collectively as the Triple Crown of Virginia. Hike along the AT to enjoy the views from all three and learn wilderness survival skills on this 4 day women only, small group adventure. Enjoy stunning views from the most photographed spot on the AT, McAfee’s Knob. Trek through Scorched Earth Gap and peer down at Murder Hole to reach Tinker Cliffs. Rock scramble to climb to the top of Cove Mountain and the giant rock monolith that gives Dragon’s Tooth its name. Between hikes, you’ll learn wilderness survival tactics based on the Seven Priorities of Survival in an interactive outdoor setting. The seven priorities include positive mental attitude, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire craft, signaling, water, and food. By the end of your trip, you’ll know how to cope with psychological stresses, tie knots and lashings, improvise shelters, start and maintain a knee-high fire in the pouring rain, effectively communicate to rescuers, find and purify water, and understand how to procure food. You can even munch on a few bugs! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the views from three of the most iconic vistas on the Appalachian trail on daily, challenging hikes – McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs, and Dragon’s Tooth. Learn the necessary skills to survive in the Wilderness in an outdoor classroom with hands-on experience and practice. Gain confidence and independence learning the Seven Priorities of Survival including building a shelter, starting a fire, tying essential knots, and hunting for edible insects. Relax after your adventures next to a campfire at our Lodge nestled in the woods at the base of the mountains. Early Bird Discount: $200 Expires: January 1, 2019 Discount Code: EBVA042519 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/virginia-hiking-and-survival-101/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2145611505703331/ 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 Challenge

High Rock Adventures - Hocking Hills Ecotours

Join Explorer Chick for an Exclusive, Women-Only Rock Challenge Adventure in Hocking Hills! You’ll experience first hand a variety of challenges including narrow rock halls, tight squeezes, bouldering style climbs and much more! You’ll be greeted at beautiful High Rock House by your Explorer Chick Ambassador. Then your guide will run through a safety briefing and tour instructions. After gearing up, we’ll head out! On your way to the Rock Challenge, your guide will share interesting tidbits about native plants, trees and the geology that makes Hocking Hills so stunning! 🍂🌲 You will be guided through each crawl, under and between these giant rocks! You will be doing many mini climbs and rappels without the need of a harness! No experience?! No worries!! This is a perfect event to get your toes wet and wanting more! The Rock Challenge is less physically demanding than rock climbing, nothing else in Hocking Hills like it! • Get the rock climbing experience with a little less physical demands than the Rock Climbing 101 • You’ll experience all the excitement, just closer to the ground! • Narrow rock halls and tight squeezes • Bouldering style challenges • Tight crawls under and between giant rocks • Ascents and Descents • Mini climbs and rappels without the need of a harness! • 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 Badass women! 10 UNIQUE CHALLENGES: • Conquer several challenges utilizing stationary ropes and webbing for on-ground climbs (bouldering and scrambling) between mammoth rock outcroppings. • You will have to squeeze through tight rock narrows. There will be at least two crawls through small tunnels in and between giant sandstone boulders and rocks. • Enjoy shared knowledge of the local plants and trees as you are hiking through the trails. • You will also cross the Sky Bridges between towering cliffs. • Challenge yourself and ascend to the top of High Rock for a panoramic view of the Hocking River Valley! • EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: A helmet is provided for this tour. • INSTRUCTION: No experience necessary, there will be a safety briefing and two guides will lead you through each challenge, offering tips throughout to make your adventure the best it can be! • Weight limit for climbing and rappels is 275lbs. Applies for safety. • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure • Duration: 3 Hours • Women-Only, 21+ *Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents. *Tipping your Guides is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. Gratuities may be given to one leader—the team divides tips among themselves after the trip. We recommend 10-20%. Why aren’t Guide gratuities included in the trip price? Allowing Guides to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Guides personally for their hard work and keeping them safe See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/hocking-hills-rock-challenge/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/295408214484205/ 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 Rappelling 101

High Rock Adventures - Hocking Hills Ecotours

Join Explorer Chick for an Exclusive, Women-Only Rappelling 101 Mini Adventure in Hocking Hills! You’ll experience 3 rappels ranging from 35 up to 100 feet in a variety of formations including flatwall, canyon, and an overhang! You’ll be greeted at beautiful High Rock House by your Explorer Chick Ambassador. Then your rappelling guide will run through a safety briefing and tour instructions. After gearing up, we’ll head out! On your way to the rappelling areas, your guide will share interesting tidbits about native plants, trees and the geology that make the Hocking Hills so stunning. At each rappel, your guides will instruct you as you lower yourself down the rock face! With rappels beginning at 35 ft and up to nearly 100 ft, this tour is a great blend of nature and adrenaline! 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! • Get a taste of outdoor rappelling surrounded by the natural beauty of Hocking Hills • You’ll experience three different types of rappels: flat wall, canyon and a large overhang. • Average of 3 rappels of 35 to 100 feet • 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 Badass women! • Rappelling for all skill levels – on average 3 rappels of 35 to 90+ feet • All equipment is provided including a harness, helmet, climbing devices • Instruction – No experience necessary, two expert Guides: one top side and one below will walk you through your rappel and offer tips throughout to make your adventure the best it can be! • Weight limit for climbing and rappels is 275lbs. applies for safety • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure • Duration: 3 Hours • Women-Only, 21+ *Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents. *Tipping your Guides is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. Gratuities may be given to one leader—the team divides tips among themselves after the trip. We recommend 10-20%. Why aren’t Guide gratuities included in the trip price? Allowing Guides to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Guides personally for their hard work and keeping them safe See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/hocking-hills-rappelling-101/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2180404138940102/ 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/

Havasu Falls Backpacking Adventure

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Discover the turquoise waters of the iconic Havasupai Waterfalls in the Grand Canyon while camping along Havasu Creek on our 5 day, Women-only Backpacking Adventure. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect. To reach the oasis in the desert you’ll pack 4 days of gear into your backpack and hike 10 miles to our basecamp. Along the way, you’ll hike through the dusty desert canyons and washes of the Grand Canyon. You’ll trek thought the Supai village, the most remote village in the United States. Your next few days will be spent exploring the spectacular waterfalls including Mooney Falls, Beaver Falls, Rock Falls, and Navajo Falls from our convenient basecamp. Water temperatures at Havasu Falls remain at a fairly constant 70 degrees – perfect for a post hike dip. Every night, you’ll wind down with a home cooked backcountry meal from our guides and recount the day’s adventure before falling fast asleep in your shared tent. This adventure is for Explorer Chicks who love a good challenge, don’t mind trading their bed for a cozy sleeping bag, and basking in the beauty of turquoise waterfalls you won’t find anywhere else. Adventure Highlights: ● Spend 4 days/3 nights exploring Havasu Falls including Mooney Falls, Beaver Falls, Rock Falls, and Navajo Falls from our convenient basecamp in the Grand Canyon. ● Hike through and visit the village of Supai, the most remote village in the USA! ● Enjoy a rugged experience reaching the oasis by foot and carrying all of your gear for the next few days. ● Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments. ● Simply show up to a fully-planned backpacking trip. We’ll take care of the rest including snagging the nearly impossible to obtain permits. ● Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of Bad Ass women! See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/havasu-falls-backpacking-adventure/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/1175896012553614/ 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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