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CALLING ALL CHICKS WHO DIG THAT OUTDOOR, ADVENTUROUS LIFE AND LOVE TO TRAVEL!

Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is empowering women to live their best lives. How? Through the shared experience of our kickass outdoor adventures and trips!

We provide exciting itineraries to local and global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans. Discover your awaiting adventure— from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime. Whether you arrive as a female solo traveler or with several of your closest girlfriends, you’ll be greeted by a small group of like-minded women travelers of all ages.

ABOUT US

Explorer Chick Adventure Co. (https://explorerchick.com/) is an adventure travel company offering women-only, small group travel trips, workshops, and Mini Adventures.

Our adventures range from local day trips (Mini Adventures) and weekend getaways, to multi-day travel bucket list hot spots all over the world! Outdoor activities on our trips include: hiking, camping, rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors to be active and play.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS group of women around! Explorer Chicks show up with open minds, willing to push their comfort zones, ready to have fun, and to be all in.

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

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BECOME AN EXPLORER CHICK AMBASSADOR

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

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Backpacking for Beginners Live Virtual Workshop

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**** Please visit the Explorer Chick website for full details and to book with the link below. Your spot is not confirmed until you do so ****

  • 8-10PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Ready to level up your day hiking adventures? Anxious to learn to camp for multiple days in the wilderness? Want to move from established campsites to the remote backcountry? We got you—and you can even wear your PJs. Learn how to backpack from the comfort of home (or wherever you get WiFi) with our live virtual online backpacking for beginners’ workshop, just for women! It’s the perfect introduction or refresher on how to go backpacking, taught by an expert Explorer Chick guide.

If you’ve booked (or are still considering) one of Explorer Chick’s backpacking trips—or heck, just want to see if backpacking is the right hobby for you—this live, two-hour workshop is an ideal introduction or next step.

Oh, and you know it’s not an Explorer Chick adventure without our classic SHE-nanigans—virtual or not! Come along as we transform your computer screen into a backpacking adventure lesson, all while you enjoy a cocktail from the comfort of the couch! You’ll even receive a few camp-inspired cocktail recipes leading up to your workshop. (Hello 👋 Punch O’ Pine, Campfire Sour, and Cranberry Margarita)

In just two-hours, learn all the backpacking for beginner’s essentials, from pre-departure to packing up camp—and everything in between. Watch live demonstrations of packing, cooking, setting up camp, meal prep, clothing, safety, filtering water, gear, equipment, and more. Yes! Everything you need to know, without having to dig through the endless blogs, forums, and books. Or worse, have it man-splained to you by the well-meaning males in your life.

You’ll also receive a copy of our very own Backpacking Field Guide. The Field Guide covers the backpacking essentials covered in the workshop, so you’ll have a handy reference of your future camping trips.

Get Answers to Your Toughest Backpacking Questions

Should I be concerned about bears? Where can I find deals on equipment? Is it cool if I leave a big dump in the woods? Ever had these thoughts, but were too afraid to ask? Fear not! Everything you ever wanted to learn about backpacking (especially as a woman) will be answered during a reserved Q&A session. (And we LOVE to answer your questions! Even the gross stuff!) So ask away, then hit the trails as a confident and empowered backpacker. Each workshop is limited to 30 Explorer Chicks. This means a small class setting where you will feel comfortable and supported, no matter your previous outdoor experience.

Virtual Workshop Price: $49

See the website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/backpacking-for-beginners-live-virtual-workshop/

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Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking

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Hit your bucket list with all the feels on this women’s backpacking weekend tour to Yosemite National Park as you climb the famous cables of Half Dome with ladies who do their own stunts.

Live out every last one of those John Muir nature quotes in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park. Mountains calling? Check. Between two pines? Check. Walk with nature? Double check.

Meet your new woman crushes in the Valley as the landscape gives way to mountains, waterfalls, and a piney perfume that’ll make Yankee Candle jelly. Mother Nature swiped ALL THE WAY right. Leave the phone on airplane mode to immerse yourself in stunning National Park backcountry over the course of 4 epic days.

Romp through the backcountry on a demanding, yet epic backpacking trip. Climb steep, challenging trails to look down upon the Valley with a panoramic view that includes Mt. Starr King, Half Dome, Nevada Falls, Illilouette Falls, and plenty of ant-sized tourists with tiny selfie sticks.

Fuel up for the real MVP – the famous cables of Half Dome! Blast that hiker booty ascending 500’ over .5 mile up steps carved into the rock. Then, the real fun begins. It’s a 400’ gain up the cables with some points at 70%+ grades. Pace your footwork on wooden slabs spaced out on the climb as you get the upper body workout of a lifetime. Worth it? HELL YES!

Don’t have backpacking equipment, but can beast master the stairs? Perfect. Explorer Chick has you covered with a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and shared tent. You just need to show up to Yosemite National Park ready for a women’s backpacking trip.
Early Bird Discount: $200
Expires: 02/01/2022
Discount Code: YosemiteJuly2022

See the Website for full details and to book!
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-yosemite-half-dome-backpacking/

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Adventure to Machu Picchu with Rainbow Mountain Trek

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Enjoy biking, hiking, and rafting during our multisport on our Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour. Meet and travel with adventurous women just like you! You’ll spend 4 days on a multisport journey to Machu Picchu including Hiking, Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, and Zip-lining.

  • CUSCO AND THE SACRED VALLEY

During the first part of your adventure you’ll explore the ancient ruins, landmarks, and museums of Cusco and the Sacred Valley with Explorer Chick on private tours. Sites to see include Cusco Cathedral, the Inca Museum, and Sacsayhuaman. Our private guide will walk us through each site giving us a personal tour and revealing the stories of the Incan Culture. Along the way, we’ll have a few surprises and special moments that will leave you moved by the spirituality and kindness of the Quechua culture.

  • HIKE TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

On Day 3, it’s an epic and challenging day of hiking to Rainbow Mountain. It’s a super early start to drive our private bus to over the dirt roads to our trail head. Upon arrival, our team of chefs and porters will set up our dining tent and cook up a delicious and nutritious breakfast as you take in the views of the surrounding towering peaks. Then, you’ll hike deep into the spectacular painted hills, also known as Vinicunca.
The Red Valley will blow you away with the striking contrasts of green and red. You’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into a technicolor, fantasy land. Of course, the goal is Rainbow Mountain which will require every ounce of grit you can muster. The hike per se isn’t challenging, but the altitude will test your limits. Yet, the reward is the summit surrounded by an unexplored land filled with snow-covered glaciated peaks, wildly desert landscapes, herds of alpaca, and immaculate beauty.

  • CYCLING, RAFTING, HIKING AND ZIP-LINING

You’ll start your multisport journey to Machu Picchu on Day 4 with a string of exciting adventures. To reach the sacred site, you’ll first downhill cycle for nearly 30 miles descending from the high mountains into the cloud forest. It’s rush riding downhill while also taking in the high mountains around you. Then it’s an exciting white water rafting trip down the Urubamba River. The river is beginner friendly and your guides will have you in stitches! You’ll also hike a scenic portion of the Inca Trail high above the Urubamba River. Walking along cliff sides, you’ll get your first taste of Incan Steps while admiring their engineering feats.
Visit a real working coffee farm where you roast, hand grind, and sip on coffee. Hmmmm….Yes, it is as good as it sounds! Of course, we’ll take time to relax and soothe sore muscles in crystal clear hot springs. Next up is Zip-lining! Our course will have you soaring upside down, like Wonder Woman, across mountains and over canyons. Our final adventure is hiking another portion of the Inca trail to Aguas Calientes (aka Machu Picchu Town).

  • MACHU PICCHU

The next morning, we wake super early to be one of the first to board the buses to the gates of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival our local guide will quickly usher us through the queues and kick off our private tour awarding us some privacy before the crowds descend on the ruins. Our local guide will take us through Machu Picchu pointing out areas of significance. Oh, and the BEST spots to snag those Machu Picchu Glamour Shots. Then with remaining time, take an opportunity to climb Mt. Machu Picchu!

Early Bird Discount: $300
Expires: 01/01/2022
Discount Code: ATMPSummer2022

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Slovenia Hiking Hut to Hut, Julian Alps Lake Bled and Wine Country

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Get all the cowbell your heart desires in the undulating Alpine valleys and mountain passes of Slovenia. Slo-what-now? Slovenia is the sweet spot between Austria, Italy and Croatia. This week-long women’s hut to hut hiking, rafting, paddle-boarding and e-biking adventure includes all the good stuff. Ancient capital city exploration. Hiking hidden paths in the Triglav National Park. Trekking in the heart of the Julian Alps. Wild foraging and picnicking. And a winery bike tour! All in the company of your new BFFs forever. You’ll sleep in mountain huts and hotels. You’ll eat rich, comforting foods. And you’ll go home wishing your partner could talk dirty to you in Slavic.

HIT THE ANCIENT STREETS OF LJUBLJANA
This capital city is so beautiful and filled with history – that it doesn’t feel real. Wander the older-than-Rome winding paths. Fantasize over which poets strolled along the river banks. Wink at a street busker. Sigh as lovers canoodle by the overlooking castle. Slovenia feels like the place where things happen, and you’re here for 8 magical days to see it all.

HIKE HUT TO HUT IN TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK AND THE JULIAN ALPS
Clamber through remote mountain passes to the cadence of delightfully foreign moos. You’re seeing the hidden splendor of the Alps on a 3-day hut-to-hut hike! Traverse forest paths, wildflower meadows, and rocky trails. Gawk up at Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain. Sample fresh dairy from farming pastures near Lake Bohinj.

TREK THE SEVEN TRIGLAV LAKES. EXPLORE LAKES BOHINJ AND BLED
Enjoy some mostly downhill walking as you explore the Valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for marmots before journeying to Lake Bohinj, where you’ll stand-up-paddle in the morning sun. Next up, Lake Bled, the ultimate panty-dropper for nature lovers. Take all the photos from the best camera angles, brave a swim, and soak in some history as we explore a scenic drive on a road built by Russian prisoners during WWI.

EXPLORE SOČA VALLEY AND GORISKA BRDA, “SLOVENIAN TUSCANY”
Wander along verdant gorges, hanging bridges and turquoise river pools in the stunning Soča Valley. We’ll meet with a local wildflower expert to forage and prepare a meal of wild edibles. We’ll then hop a rafting boat down the Soča River to enjoy a leisurely float before preparing for WINE COUNTRY. We’ll E-bike, wine and dine in Goriska Brda, weaving through orchards and olive groves, sampling ripe fruit from the tree, and trying the local wine.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
-Hike Mountain Hut to Hut in the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park
-Push yourself in a challenging alpine environment with optional summits
-Wake early for a sunrise SUP sesh on Lake Bohinj
-Set your sites on the iconic Lake Bled with a hike above it all
-Go for a swim in Lake Bled while viewing the breathtaking scenery all around you
-Hike along the turquoise waters of Soča River
-Forage wild plants and prepare a picnic with a local wildflower specialist
-Leisurely raft down the Soča River with its beautiful crystal clear alpine waters
-E-Bike the rolling wine hills of “Slovenia Tuscany” with fruit orchards, olive groves, and hilltop villages
-Visit a local lavender and herb farm before winetasting at a local winery
-Sip coffee from the porch of Mountain Huts
-Kick back in 3-4 Star boutique hotels throughout your adventure with fabulous views that pair well with a cocktail

Early Bird Discount: $300
Expires: 02/01/2022
Discount Code: Slovenia2022

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