Trail Sisters Journal

Trail Diversity

The everyday notion of diversity is how human beings vary from one another. Gender, class, race, age, sexuality, and nationality are prime examples. Now, I know talking about diversity when it comes to race can make people uncomfortable. However, the truth of the matter is that it is something that we need to discuss.

Recovery Tools Review

We spend a lot of time talking about training, whether it’s on the trails or in the gym. Training is a huge part of how we get better at what we do. However, if all we focus on is training we’ll never spend any time recovering and recovery is ESSENTIAL!


Life for runners has been different lately. Instead of running in groups and carpooling to races, we’re running alone in places we might’ve previously considered boring. The other day, I ran circles around an office park because it was the only place I could find where there weren’t many people.

Trail Shoe Roundup : Merrell

Merrell started out as a hiking boot company in the 1980’s. They focused on creating an affordable option for technical hiking boots where they created four goals for each pair of hiking boots — comfort, design, durability, and versatility. As the company grew they expanded their line of footwear to include hiking shoes, running shoes, trail running shoes, and more.

Hiking and Backpacking Hacks

These hacks will save your back and feet and help you see more and enjoy it with less soreness!

Forward is a Pace

Pace means something different to every person: To one it can mean speed, to another it can be a goal, and it can also be a state of mind. Whether running on road or on trail, we always have an idea of what pace we should or could be doing.

The Power of Sportswomen and Storytelling

My two passions are sports and storytelling. I began swimming competitively when I was three years old, and I’ve been writing stories for almost as long. Sports and writing are activities I have always done for pleasure or self-fulfillment, but these are also rich areas of personal learning and potential social change.

Running with Your Cycles

Since, as women, it is in our nature to have hormone cycles throughout the month, it completely makes sense that our fitness and athletic abilities cycle too. Let me tell you what I’ve learned about how our cycles affect not just our moods, but our energy levels, determination, strength, and motivation.

In an effort to create a more complete and sound outdoor community Trail Sisters will be including hiking and backpacking in our future coverage!
We want women to feel included and encouraged to play on the trails, no matter their pace or mode of foot-to-dirt powered activity.

Mary Coté

Karla Ramirez

Junko Kazukawa

Kelly West

Devon Yanko

Georgie Islip