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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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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+)

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: February 1, 2019 Discount Code: EBVA061319 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/255553255106316/ 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 Wild

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Explorer Chick Wild is an inspiring weekend dedicated to that inner Wild residing in all Women! You’ll gather with dozens of rad chicks for a women-only weekend of mountaintop camping, endless adventures, whitewater rafting, and more! It all goes down at the exclusive Explorer Chick Mountaintop Camp on the Ace Adventure Resort property. You’ll bring your camping gear to share a space with perfect strangers (but not for long!). It’s just a short drive from Explorer Chick Camp to limitless adventure in the New River Gorge including lakes, rivers, rock faces, hiking, and mountain bike trails. Ace Adventure Resort is home to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails for you to explore. We kick off the weekend on Thursday with check-in’s, taking time to set up your camp, and commencing Wild with a Welcome Dinner. Friday is your Free Day! You’ll have the option to add Half Day and Full Day guided adventures including rock climbing, kayaking, SUP, boating, caving, and ziplining. Got your own gear and expertise? Then meet up with other Explorer Chicks to embark on your own adventures in the New River Gorge! On Friday evening we’ll have an inspiring Keynote Speaker TBA sharing her story with the Explorer Chicks while we chow down on dinner. On Saturday morning Explorer Chicks take to the New River for an adrenaline pumping full day whitewater rafting adventure! The New River won’t know what hit it when boats loaded full of Explorer Chicks go head to head with Stage 5 Rapids! Bring it on! We’ll share our final meal together on Saturday night to watch our rafting movie (starring you!) and reliving our rafting adventure! All weekend, you’ll have access to the Wonderland Water Park, ACE’s inflatable water park located on the property. In one word: Blob! It’s what childhood summer camp dreams are made of! Each night you’ll retell stories around a raging bonfire with your newest friends! (S’mores included!) Sunday is the saddest day of the weekend, departure. We’ll pack up camp, share hugs, and say our, “See you laters!” To join the party, you’ll need to register for your spot! At check out, you’ll have the option to add guided adventures on Friday to pack more adventure into your weekend. Please keep in mind space is limited on the optional excursions. Adventure Highlights • Meet up with Explorer Chicks you traveled with in the past or experience Explorer Chick for the very first time! • Whitewater raft the Lower New River tackling up to Stage 5 rapids • Cool off and play like a kid at the Inflatable Water park including the Blob • Every evening gather with Explorer Chicks for a picnic style community dinner • Be inspired Friday night with a Outdoors Woman keynote speaker (TBA) • Unwind each night around the bonfire roasting marshmallows and sipping, well, whatever! • Whether traveling solo or in a group, you’ll quickly forge new friendships with outdoor adventurous women! • Crank up your weekend with optional adventures including Rock climbing, Caving, SUP, Boating, Kayaking, or Zip lining. • Explore the New River Gorge on your own or with other Explorer Chicks – Hiking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Swimming, and more! See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/west-virginia-wild/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/525565501253396 Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.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: April 15, 2019 Discount Code: RedSum19 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/256559628570386/ 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/

Smoky Mountain Glamping and Hiking

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Hike through sweet smelling pine forests to sweeping panoramic vistas on our 4 day Women Only, Small Group Hiking and Glamping Adventure Tour in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This hiking tour has been carefully curated and “in the field” tested to include some of our favorite hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Expect to be challenged on the trail, only to be rewarded with stunning mountain views and lovely waterfalls. 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 on to a bald rock outcropping to be drenched in mountain scenery in every direction on Charlie’s Bunion. On two of your hikes, you’ll walk in the foot path of thousands of Appalachian Trail thru hikers that have come before you. 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. You’ll get to go behind the scenes at a real working still house and see how everything is made start to finish. You’ll learn the history of whisky including the Prohibition era, the state’s history with whiskey, and why these mountains were such an integral part of moonshine culture. Our nights will be spent at our adorable Glamping site located conveniently minutes from Gatlinburg. Each tent has been tastefully decorated and is totally Pinterest worthy! Your digs are outfitted with everything you need to camp comfortably including Wifi and temperature control. Your meals will be freshly prepared at camp by your Explorer Chick guides giving you the only task of relaxing daily after every hike! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Hike three of Explorer Chick’s favorite mountain hikes in the Smoky Mountain 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 private 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. • Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of bold women! Early Bird Discount: $200 Expires: 3/1/19 Discount Code: EBSM071119 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/2245751162365172/?active_tab=about 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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