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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!

Upcoming events (5)

Virginia Hiking and Survival 101

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Find your bold on a Women’s weekend hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Slay the most iconic summits on the Appalachian Trail – Dragon’s Tooth, Tinker Cliffs, McAfee Knob – as you earn your survivor badge in Catawba, Virginia. Between hikes, you’ll learn basic hands-on wilderness skills from emergency bug-hunting to fire-building in the rain.

You’ll kick off your adventure on Thursday arriving to our lodge in the woods in the late afternoon. Your feet won’t be settled for long as we gear up to tick off the first jewel in the crown: Dragon’s Tooth. It’s the shortest of the three hikes, but the most exciting as you scramble up rocks and via ferrata-type ladders to reach the summit and the huge monolith stretching to the sky on the summit.

The next morning, you’ll embark on your hike with the most elevation gain – Tinker Cliffs. It’s a beautiful hike that takes you a across a field where you’ll be able to stare way up to our goal. It’s a lovely hike through the “Green Tunnel” with a gnarly steep section before you connect with the Appalachian Trail to reach the summit. Then you get to kick back, break out that sandwich, and bask in the view of the next day’s summit: McAfee Knob.

On Saturday morning, we’ll take a short hike to our outdoor classroom where we’ll spend the day learning and practicing wilderness survival skills.Throughout the day you’ll learn a variety of knots, how to construct a few types of wilderness shelters, how to start and feed a fire even in the rain, and which bugs are the tastiest for eating! 🦗 Yes, it is completely hands-on. You will be building fires and shelters all with a supportive group of like-minded, fun women

In the evening, we’ll hit a mall walker’s stride as we jump on the trail to catch one of the best sunsets. The hustle up the mountain is totally worth the burning quads as you rest your hiker booty and kick your legs off the edge of the world on McAfee’s Knob. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail. (And, one of our favorites!).

On your final day in wilderness paradise you’ll learn hands on Backcountry Personal Self Protection. During this hands-on course you’ll gain the necessary skills to break free from a stranger’s hold, recognize the signs of threatening behavior, and objects that you carry in your day pack that can be used as a weapon. You’ll be able to practice in a supportive environment with a “Red-Man Suit” while learning a proper palm strike, finger fan, knee jab, knee strike, and blocking moves. KA-POW!!! We’ll say goodbye Sunday afternoon, after refueling our bodies during one last delicious lunch at our Mountain Lodge.

Each night, you’ll be resting your head at a beautiful lodge nestled in Catawba,Virginia. You’ll call the place home with freedom to stretch your legs on the lawn soaking up the sun after hiking, sharing stories around a campfire, or knocking back a few beers in the communal area. And, food! Your dinners and breakfasts will be home-cooked goodness served up on a plate! (Don’t worry! Bugs are optional and not on the menu!)

It’s a wonderfully wild weekend with a small group of women hiking the Appalachian Trail and learning wilderness survival tactics. Over the course of a long weekend you’ll quickly grow close with your posse of Explorer Chicks as you hike the trails and share memories of of summits. Join us to experience this small-group women’s only hiking weekend yourself!

$200 Early Bird Discount code: EBVA042221
Expires 10/01/2020

See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/virginia-hiking-survival-101/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2572005183021324/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We're also on Instagram

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Women's 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!

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/176755900589653

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 Scrambling & Climbing

High Rock Adventures - Hocking Hills Ecotours

$110.00

OVERVIEW
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.

Join Explorer Chick as we combine these two favorite events into one! You will get a taste of both climbing styles in one gripping Mini Adventure day trip! All equipment is provided including a harness, helmet, climbing devices, and climbing shoes.

ROCK SCRAMBLING AND CLIMBING IN THE HOCKING HILLS
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.

Check out our other Hocking Hills adventures to make the most of your rockin’ weekend!

Rappelling in the Hocking Hills
Hocking Hills Rappelling at Night
There’s also plenty of hiking in the area, so stay and explore if you have time.

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!

The Details
For all 2021 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.
- Harness Size restrictions from 18-43" waist size applies for safety
- This is an active event, bring snacks to keep you fueled!
- Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure
- Duration: 4 Hours
- Women-Only, 21+
- If you are interested in looking for lodging:
- Most of the local Cabins have a 2-night minimum
- For single nights check local hotels
- The Holiday Inn Express in Logan or Lancaster both are close
Or the Baymont Inn in Logan

Waiver(s)

Print and Sign the High Rock Waiver prior to your arrival
Your order Confirmation will include a link to our Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.

Rappelling in the Hocking Hills

10108 Opossum Hollow Rd

$82.00

Join us for a Rappelling in the Hocking Hills Mini Adventure with a supportive group of women! No experience? No worries! This one-day trip is a perfect introduction to rappelling and will leave you wanting more. Rappelling is less physically demanding than rock climbing, but doesn’t sacrifice any excitement.

Hiking in the Hocking Hills

Once you're all geared up and ready to rappel, we take an over a mile-long hike to the starting location. As we stroll along our hike going up and down hills and between colossal rock formations, we will take time to embrace the nature around us. Your guide will share interesting tidbits about native plants, trees and the geology that make Hocking Hills so stunning!

Rappelling the the Hocking Hills

You'll experience 3 different types of rappels! We'll start with a 35-foot flat wall rappel, then proceed to a higher 65-foot breathtaking rock canyon rappel. Finishing with Pride Rock, a big overhang rappel. It's just under 100 feet, which allows you to flip upside down toward the bottom for an added thrill!

With rappels beginning at 35 ft and up to nearly 100 ft, this tour is a great blend of nature and adrenaline! At each one, you will have two expert Guides: one top side and one below, to instruct you as you lower yourself down the rock face.

Check out our other Hocking Hills adventures to make the most of your rockin' weekend!

Hocking Hills Rock Scramble & Climb
Hocking Hills Rappelling at Night Workshop

There's also plenty of hiking in the area, so stay and explore if you have time.

Adventure Hightlights
- Get a taste of outdoor rappelling surrounded by the natural beauty of Hocking Hills
- Experience 3 rappels ranging from 35 to 100 feet in a variety of formations including flatwall, canyon, and an overhang!
- 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!

The Details
For all 2021 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.

- Weight limit for climbing and rappels is 275lbs. applies for safety
- This is an active event, bring snacks to keep you fueled!
- Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Women-Only, 21+
- If you are interested in looking for lodging:
- Most of the local Cabins have a 2-night minimum.
- For single nights check local hotels
- The Holiday Inn Express in Logan or Lancaster both are close
Or the Baymont Inn in Logan

Waiver(s)

Print and Sign the High Rock Waiver prior to your arrival
Your order Confirmation will include a link to our Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.

Past events (240)

Cincinnati Observatory Astronomy Workshop

Cincinnati Observatory

$25.00

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