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About Hiking Boots & Socks

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 09:00

summer camp packing list hiking boot exampleHere's a common question that arrives to us from camp parents at this time of year: “I'd like to start getting our gear. Can you recommend a brand and type of hiking boot? She'd like to break them in before camp.” There are...

Bears, Bugs & Backpacking

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 09:00

Girls backpacking summer campSummer adventure camp in Montana? Sounds great. But what about ... Bears, Bugs and Backpacking? Bears: “What about bears in Montana?” The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is rich in biodiversity and unique landscapes. Bears and other wildlife live in all of the areas we travel in...

Wild Girls Look No Further

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 08:00

*** This article was originally published in Montana Parent magazine. *** Girls backpacking summer campMorning in the Paradise Valley: the summer sun is up and shining, drying dew from yellow grass and several large green tents pitched in a rough semi-circle. Nearby, there are a couple...

Winter at Alpengirl

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 22:18

Girls summer camp Montana skiingSnow covers the Bridger Range to the east, the Tobacco Roots to the southwest, and the Gallatin Mountains due south - the wide valley that Alpengirl Camp calls home is surrounded by mountain ranges. After winter snowstorms, they are sharp and white...

Alpengirl Summer 2021 Wrap-Up

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 23:38

Alpengirls on the beach That’s a wrap on summer 2021 here at Alpengirl! We had such an incredible summer with 16 different adventures and just over 150 campers who joined us to adventure throughout Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Taking on the challenges of planning and running...

Lil's B Backcountry Success

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 00:48

Montana Lil B's The Montana Lil's B have made it out of the backcountry, here is an update of how the trip went from their Alpenguides Arlee and Ellie! "We had an awesome trip and the girls crushed backpacking! Gabriela helped everyone learn to live without front country amenities...

Backpacking Hoh Rainforest

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 23:07

The WA Lil's have sent a quick photo and messgae about the Hoih rainforest backpacking trip... "The girls sucessfully completed the 5 mile hike to 5-mile Island on the Hoh River and set up tents next to the river where some deer were also setting up a home:) The hike started with...

Main Salmon River Trip

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 16:57

Main Salmon River Girls camp From Wild & Scenic Salmon Raft Adventure Alpenguride (Natalie & Anna): Camper highlights and more... Any opportunity Jorie got, she was in the swimming in the water. She encouraged others to get into it with her and always took charge of pulling...

Coastal Backpacking Success

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 16:50

WA Coast Backpackers I Washington Coast Backpackers have officially finished their backpacking journey! We saw a lot of sea stars and sea anemones on our hike out this afternoon and we climbed over tide pools and along the beach. We spent two nights at the beautiful Norwegian campsite...