Wild Women Hiking is proud to be one of the few hiking groups in Los Angeles that is legally permitted by the park services to lead guided hikes on park land. The permitting process is arduous and quite expensive, but elevates Wild Women Hiking to a level of professionalism that benefits you!
Wild Women Hiking Is "The Buzz"
My name is Angeline Duran Piotrowski. I am your Adventure Guide.
I am an avid hiker, camper, backpacker, and explorer. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder and Personal Fitness Instructor.
I'm a homemaker, wife and mother to two adventurous young boys. My favorite trails are the historic routes that have a story to tell about those who passed there long ago, and there are many in the Los Angeles wilderness that sheltered native villages, Spanish ranches, gold miners, oil tycoons, and movie stars.
My personal day-hiking best is 24 miles in one day from the north rim of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim (see my victory picture above). My favorite wilderness exploration was of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness in Arizona where I explored 700 year old cliff dwellings in three remote canyons over three days. (Two rooms of a 70 room cliff dwelling complex is in photo below.)
I look forward to guiding you through our local wilderness and sharing some cultural history and natural beauty that can only be found on foot.
My personal blog is at www.dustyhouseadventures.com
When I tell people about my solo day hikes and backpacking trips, the first thing most women say to me is, "Aren't you afraid out there by yourself?" I've heard this question so many times that I've come to realize that the fear of hiking alone is holding many women back from experiencing the amazing treasures in wilderness. That is no longer a problem. This club provides hiking buddies and all of them are women (so no worries about unfamiliar men in the backcountry either). It also provides a members-only website that keeps our meeting spots, and member roster accessible only to members in good standing.
Personally, I have found strangers on the trail to be friendly, helpful and generous fellow hikers, but I have had some misadventures. I've almost stepped on a coiled rattlesnake, been stalked by a deranged coyote, felt uncertain in the company of a stranger, and severely twisted my ankle on a mountain 3 1/2 miles away from help. So I can understand why some people, especially women, may feel vulnerable alone on the trail. What this group offers is safety in numbers and the chance to spend time with other friendly, supportive, inclusive, fun-loving women who enjoy hiking.
This group does not promote or support any particular sexual orientation.
There are all ability levels and we do our best to plan adventures that appeal to everyone.
Men are welcome to accompany members as guests, but only women may become members and have access to the club roster and chat groups. This club is for the ladies.
Women age eighteen (18) and over are invited to become members.