Sarah at has started a new hiking site for women called

I hope to show other women what they can do to carry less weight while backpacking, how to hike farther when dayhiking and to feel comfortable taking their children with them.

Expect to see articles on hiking and backpacking, a resource of links on books, magazines, websites and gear aimed for women. In the near future we will be debuting a store carrying hand crafted lightweight hiking gear designed for women. Ldyblade and I are working on prototypes currently of items and while hiking season does get in the way, we hope by late summer to be going into production.

Of course it has a blog.

Yesterday at Big Basin it seemed like half the backpackers were women, so it looks like Sarah’s tapping into a trend here.