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CYOP #13 - Conquering Fear + Working Through a Setback with Gina Begin of the Outdoor Women's Alliance


CYOP #13 - Conquering Fear + Working Through a Setback with Gina Begin of the Outdoor Women's Alliance

Gina Begin  // Writer, Photojournalist + Founder of  Outdoor Women's Alliance

Gina Begin // Writer, Photojournalist + Founder of Outdoor Women's Alliance

When I first heard about Outdoor Women's Alliance (OWA), I thought to myself, "Yes! This is something that needs to be out there in the world." And then when I met (online) the gal behind the movement I said out loud, "Dang, she's amazing."

And she is.

Gina Begin is a freelance writer, photojournalist, explorer, dedicated adventurer and the founder of OWA. She called into the show recently to give us the scoop on everything she's been tackling, both personally and professionally.

She is full of great advice—this I know for certain—but I double dog dare you not to be completely inspired to follow your dreams after listening to this episode.

She's the real deal, my friends. Enjoy! 


Episode description: Today's episode features writer, photojournalist and founding editor of the Outdoor Women's Alliance, Gina Begin. As an avid outdoor adventurer, Gina details her successes and setbacks throughout her journey.

Listen in as she discusses mantras that have kept her going, how she's getting past significant physical injuries and her tips for those looking to head out on their own adventures.  



"Go conquer." - Gina Begin // Listen to the full interview at


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Featured: Outdoor Women's Alliance + Hiking Near Sacramento


I was over on the Outdoor Women's Alliance site earlier this week sharing one of my favorite hikes near Sacramento and the timing of this post couldn't be better. As we gear up for the day when we all tend to... ahem... over-indulge, it's nice to spend the following few days outside.

If you're in the Sacramento area or have a visit planned, I cannot recommend the hike through Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve enough. It's a strenuous workout, great views are involved and the hike will get you out of that turkey-induced food coma with a quickness.

You can read the full article here.


Be sure to share your favorite fall hikes in the comment section of the story, so we can add them to our trail list!

To all of our friends in the states and those celebrating abroad: Happy Thanksgiving!


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Featured: Outdoor Women's Alliance + Easing into Adventure


I'm over at the Outdoor Women's Alliance (OWA) today discussing the simple tricks I've used to ease myself into adventure. As I mentioned the other day, I'm somewhat new to adventuring and have learned a few valuable things along the way.

You can read more here... 


Needless to say, I'm thrilled to be a part of the amazing group of people who are sharing what they know and love with OWA readers. Be sure to head on over and share your outdoor adventure tips and stories in their comment section!  

If you're looking for more outdoor inspiration, the OWA has you covered. I loved this article about Denali National Park (helloooo, bucket list!)  and this article about hitchhiking into the Scottish Highlands


Happy adventuring, everyone! 

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