My name is Dani and I'm the creator of Mountain Chicks. It wasn't until I moved from the Midwest to Arizona that I started hiking. What started as a small Instagram page, just for funzies, flowered into something I never imagined.
In November of 2016, Mountain Chicks was just a curation page. Images of women exploring made up the feed. Little by little, followers would ask when group hikes were going to happen. By February 2017, the first set of Mountain Chicks ambassadors were chosen and the first group hike in Arizona took place. Before I knew it, there was a Chapter in the PNW, Colorado, Utah, California and other states I had never even visited before. Something was missing, though. I started to notice that all the outdoor communities available made themselves ultra exclusive. They catered to only women, only men, just hikers. That's when I decided that Mtn Chicks would be different. Here, we preach that we're "all-inclusive". That means we'll never turn someone away from wanting to get outdoors, regardless of race, gender or sexuality. Mother Nature would never do it, so why would we? We're not on a mission to own the outdoors because we never will. We empower women by letting them invite others into this space. That's how we're changing the way women get outside. Today, we stand 90 ambassadors strong and have Chapters in each state as well as Canada.
Thanks for stopping by! When you have a chance, head on our to the "Chapters" page and join a Mtn Chicks Chapter near you! It's free and we're in all 50 states.
I also work with various outdoor brands to create content for social media and websites. I specialize in social media management, strategy and photography. I would love to help your brand tell its unique story, taking it from a commodity to an experience. You can view my work below.
We believe everyone should get outside regardless of race, gender, and sexuality. We encourage all people to hike and explore together while showing off the badass women in our lives. - The Mountain Chicks Mission
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