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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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Banff Hut to Hut Hiking Adventure

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Hike the towering mountains and glacier fed lakes of the Canadian Rockies and trek Hut to Hut in the remote backcountry of Banff National Park on this 6 day, Women-Only, Small Group Hiking Adventure Tour in Canada! Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Banff is surrounded on all sides by National and Provincial Parks boasting some of the most beautiful landscapes that Canada offers. You’ll have the unique opportunity to experience the iconic day hikes in the surrounding parks, the atmosphere of the quaint mountain town, and the rarely experienced tranquility of the remote backcountry. Your first three days will be spent exploring nearby National Parks and Provincial Parks on day hikes to turquoise glacier fed lakes, past waterfalls, along pointed mountain ridge lines, and through luscious green valleys. You’ll snap that iconic photo by Moraine Lake to add to your Instagram feed. You’ll feel as if you’re in a fairytale admiring the chateau from Lake Louise. You could be hiking to glacier fed lakes in Banff National Park, past stunning waterfalls in Yoho National Park, up and over a mountain pass in Kananaskis Country, and more. Each evening, we’ll return to our downtown Banff Hotel and head out on the town to dine as a group at a local restaurant. In your free time, you’ll be able to relax in one of the outdoor hot tubs or next to the outdoor fireplace gazing up at the stars retelling the SHE-nanigans from the day! On the final three days of your adventure, we leave behind the hustle and noise of the town and tourists. You’ll load up a 70L backpack with glacier crossing gear and the essentials for a hut to hut trek across the Wapta Icefields. The Icefields are rolling, gentle glaciers that you will trek up and over during the course of three days. You’ll experience a rapidly disappearing mountain landscape while immersing yourself in a truly remote and unique backcountry environment. Your destination each evening is rustic, remote alpine huts high up in mountains. There aren’t many backcountry treks that you can get the alpine trifecta – glaciers, mountains, and cozy alpine huts! Adventure Highlights: • Explore the Canadian Rockies in Banff and the surrounding National and Provincial Parks that will lead you to turquoise lakes, past waterfalls, along pointed mountain ridge lines, and through luscious green valleys. • Snap your Glamour shots with the backdrop of Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, and Peyto Lake. • Venture down the lesser known trails of the area on local led day hikes. • Enjoy the ambiance and buzz of a mountain town from your centrally located hotel in Banff for 3 nights. • Leave behind the noise to hike hut to hut high in the Canadian Rockies – an experience usually reserved for mountaineers. • Strap on crampons and a helmet, grab an ice axe, and rope up with our group to trek across glaciers and the Wapta Icefields. • Relish in the pristine mountain environment and tranquility for 2 evenings from your alpine hut. • Disconnect and reboot high in the alpine backcountry of Banff National Park where there is no Wi-Fi, cell reception, or electricity. • Simply show up to a fully-planned hut to hut trip with a backpack, sleeping bag, helmet, mountaineering boots, crampons, harness, and all other safety gear provided. • Relax with an itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meals, lodging, and everything between easy. • Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of bold women! Early Bird Discount: $300 Expires: 3/1/2019 Discount Code: EBBF081919 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/banff-hut-to-hut-hiking-adventure/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2055427607852305/ 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/

Alaska Wild and Unplugged

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Explore and hike the backcountry of Alaska in Lake Clark National Park on our 8 Day, Women-Only, Small Group Hiking Adventure Tour in Alaska. Immerse yourself in the last frontier and experience Alaska the way Mother Nature intended. It will take a Bush plane and a Float plane ride to access the wilds of Alaska. Once landing on Turquoise Lake in the heart of Lake Clark National Park, you’ll quickly feel at home in your cozy tent along the shoreline. Bask in the sunset rays painted across the sky while your local guides cook up delicious, backcountry meals. We’ll head off in a new direction to explore Lake Clark National Park every day. Day hikes will be on unmarked terrain that haven’t seen the influence of humans. We’ll rely on the expertise of our local guides, maps, and compasses for navigation. We’ll hike through the stunning 5000′ tall Grand Canyon of Lake Clark National Park. We’ll hike across the Alaskan tundra to witness a natural sheep lick near a Dall Sheep habitat. After 3 days at our basecamp, we’ll pack then load up our inflatable sea kayaks with our backcountry gear. We’ll push off from shore and begin the 5 mile paddle across Turquoise Lake to the far end. We’ll be kayaking on flat water which is suitable for beginners. We’ll explore the landscape from our new campsite for the next 2 days by embarking on day hikes in new directions each day. All too soon, the arrival of our float plane landing on Turquoise Lake will mark our slow return to civilization. The float plane drops us off at a cluster of quaint cabins along the shore of 35 mile long Lake Clark for our final evening. We’ll relish in a hot shower and feast at a local restaurant. On the last day of our adventure, we’ll board a charter flight that will take us back to Anchorage. ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Immerse yourself in a truly off the grid experience in Lake Clark National Park accessible only by boat or plane! o View Alaska from above on 4 flights to/from the Explorer Chick base camp including one of the most stunning bush flights in Alaska • Unplug for 7 days/6 nights in the wilds of Alaska without a sign or connection to the outside, developed world • Embark on day hikes every morning to glaciers, waterfalls, a 5,000 ft canyon, an Alaska mountain summit, and a mineral sheep lick notorious for having Big Horn Sheep nearby! • Explore Alaska like it was meant to be experienced setting up an expedition style basecamp at one end of Turquoise Lake (it’s as beautiful as it sounds!). • Paddle 5 miles across the lake with all your camping gear loaded up on your kayak to set up a new base camp for the best of both lake shores! • Explore areas of Alaska where there are no hiking trails, no signage, and no man-made structures of any kind while relying solely on our experienced, local guides to lead you. • Keep your eyes peeled for the native Alaskan wildlife: Dall Sheep, Caribou, Wolves, Grizzly Bears, and Wolverines. • Re-introduce yourself slowly to the modern world by staying in a quaint cabin for the final night on the shores of 35 mile long Lake Clark. ● Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments. ● Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meal planning, camping, and everything between easy. ● Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of bold women! Early Bird Discount: $300 Expires: 3/1/2019 Discount Code: EBAK082419 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/retreat/2018-0816/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/1143995192450559/ 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/

Norway’s Best Mountain & Fjord Hiking

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Hike all of Norway’s best trails in the mountains and above the Fjords with our 10 Day, Women Only, Small Group Hiking Adventure Tour in Norway. Norway is every avid hiker’s dream world with glaciated peaks, exposed trails with panoramic views, roaring waterfalls, fairy tale scenery, and dramatic cliffs plunging into deep fjords! This hiking tour has been carefully curated and “in the field” tested to include only the best hikes in Norway. Everyday you will be immersed in spectacular beauty! In the mountains, you’ll hike high above a waterfall to a small farm for a rustic farm-to-table picnic. You’ll trek cabin to cabin in the “Home of Giants” enjoying the tranquility of Jotunheimen National Park. You’ll hike through the Black Valley surrounded by towering peaks steeped in all the drama of Norwegian mountaineering history. You’ll hesitantly look over the edge of Besseggen Ridge and down 2,300 feet to the turquoise lake below as you scramble your way up. You’ll enjoy the warm welcome of gracious Mountain Cabin hosts and cozy fireplaces. Once in the Fjords, you’ll strap on crampons, grab an ice axe, and rope up with the rest of the group to explore Norway’s third largest glacier (Don’t worry! You’ll learn how to use your equipment!). You’ll spend a long, challenging day hiking up to Trolltunga, but stepping out onto the narrow ledge surrounded by the vastness is worth it! You’ll enjoy a picnic dinner on the famous Pulpit Rock just as the sun is setting. You’ll call upon all of your bravery to step out onto the Kjerag Boulder that remains wedged 3,300 feet above the fjords. Not only will you play in the outdoors like a Norwegian, but you’ll dine like one too! Norwegians pride themselves in serving local foods – prepared according to traditional recipes and inspired by international cuisine. Meals are made from ingredients found in the area. Reindeer, anyone? Feast upon berries gathered from the forests and garden vegetables grown organically. Sourcing local reduces the impact of pollution from transportation while also providing fresh, healthy ingredients. Oh, and the butter! This is something we can sink our teeth into! Your nights will be mostly spent in traditional, Norwegian Mountain Cabins and tourist hotels. You’ll be engulfed in the atmosphere, community, and tradition of Norwegian hospitality. You’ll be traveling, not touring, in Norway! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Snap your Glamour Shot from Trolltunga hovering 2,300 feet high over the lake • Fall in love with the backcountry of Norway hiking cabin to cabin in Jotunheimen National Park • Test your wit scrambling up Besseggen Ridge – One of National Geographic’s Top 20 Hikes • Stare in awe up at the towering peaks of Norway’s tallest mountains capped with glaciers • Enjoy the rustic charm of a farm nestled high above a waterfall while eating a freshly prepared lunch • Strap on crampons and a helmet, grab an ice axe, and rope up with our group to trek across a glacier • Catch an unforgettable sunset over the fjord from Pulpit Rock • Dare to walk out onto Kjerag Boulder resting in a mountain crevasse 3,300 feet above the water • Dine like a Viking feasting on local food possibly including reindeer, moose, sheep, and lots of butter • Kick off your dirty hiking boots in the warmth of traditional Norwegian Mountain Cabins and Hotels • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics of arrival, departure, and everything between easy Early Bird Discount: $300 Expires: April 1, 2019 Discount Code: EBNW083019 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/norways-best-mountain-fjord-hiking/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2188245054837584/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram too! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

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Learn how to backpack with our small group, women only backpacking workshop in the Red River Gorge. Have you ever dreamed of hiking to a faraway, remote land to spend a few days camping and living in the wild surrounded by mountains? We have! And, we want you to be able to live freely in the wild at your every whim armed with the skills and experience to do so! We’ll meet you in the Red River Gorge to spend 2 days teaching you the fundamentals of backpacking with plenty of hands-on experience. With it’s abundance of natural bridges, sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, and arches, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful location to teach you how to backpack in the wilderness. The best part? We’ll lend you the essential Gear to get started! Every Explorer Chick will be provided with a Backpack, a Sleeping Bag, a Sleeping Pad, and a shared 2 person tent. We’ll provide all of the meals beginning with Saturday lunch through our Sunday closing lunch at a Red River Gorge local eatery. As for the rest of the gear, you’ll be provided with a packing list. Workshop Highlights: • Explore the many Arches, Sandstone cliffs, Natural Bridges, and Rock Shelters in the Red River Gorge. • Receive a hands-on experience with a small group of women guided by the Explorer Chick experts. You’ll be able to ask all of your questions, practice your skills as often as necessary, and get personal attention without feeling awkward or embarrassed! • Borrow the expensive gear giving you the opportunity to learn all about Backpacking and the required gear before investing in your own! • Spend two days meeting and becoming friends with a fabulous group of outdoor adventure lovin’ women! • Optional day hike to Iconic Landmarks in the Red River Gorge on Sunday • Eat Picnic lunches surrounded by the natural beauty of Red River Gorge. • End your Outdoor Adventure with our closing lunch at a local Red River Gorge eatery. Go home with a full belly and a happy heart! Early Bird Discount Savings: $20 Expires: June 15, 2019 Discount Code: RedFall19 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/red-river-gorge-backpacking-workshop/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/621253381665518/ 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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