Women Are the Outdoor Community’s Next Thought Leaders | The Outbound


What happens when you invite 16 of the outdoor community's spirited and ingenious women to a high-alpine backcountry hut for a weekend?

Incredible things.

Long conversations about sustainability and conservation. Passion for a new sport you never thought you'd try. Diverse perspectives on what it means to be a woman in this industry today. Motivation to start new ventures. Newfound confidants. Lifelong friendships. For real.

And 16 enlivened souls, driven to conquer any endeavor imaginable.

We hiked. We ran. There was morning meditation, afternoon yoga, elk scouting, hammock lounging, campfire conversing and Bananagrams in between. And after an energizing and exhausting two day and two nights up at Opus Hut, I’ve never felt more empowered and motivated in my life. The surprising thing to me, was how everyone else felt exactly the same. I’m sure, there was something in that high country air.

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