Women's
Wilderness
Retreats


Retreat, relax, and recreate

Your adventure awaits...a fun, challenging, and rewarding weekend in the wilderness with two expert guides, lots of delicious things to eat, pristine lakes to swim in, alpine ridges to traverse, powerful muscles to stretch, and epic views to soak in.


Escape the stresses and pressures of daily life.

Explore one of the most beautiful sections of the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail.

Enjoy wholesome, artisan food—recipes designed to energize your body and excite your tastebuds.

Expand your awareness of your own strength, adaptability, and flexibility.


Whether you've never been backpacking before or consider yourself a wilderness expert, this retreat offers the perfect opportunity to connect with nature, yourself, and some fun, fearless females.



What’s included in your weekend retreat…

COMPLETE WEEKEND MENU OF NOURISHING, gourmet MEALS + SNACKS

  • plant-based, wheat-free, soy-free, and dairy-free

  • lovingly prepared for you in the Eat Hike Love kitchen, and packaged in ultralight, odor-proof bags

  • live cooking instruction at our backcountry campsite

  • detailed recipes so you can re-create what you loved for your next trek

FOUR BACKCOUNTRY YOGA + MEDITATION CLASSES

  • Friday evening yin

  • Saturday morning rise & shine flow

  • Saturday evening restorative

  • Sunday morning rise & shine flow

TOTAL LOGISTICAL SUPPORT + PLANNING

  • detailed list of what to pack

  • support and suggestions for how to prepare for the trek

  • trail, campsite, geographical, and wilderness area research done for you

  • backcountry access to one of the most beautiful places on the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail


To promote a true wilderness experience, each retreat has space for only 8 adventurers.

 

Mount Jefferson Wilderness

August 10th-12th, 2018

Mount Adams Wilderness

August 24th-26th, 2018

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The yoga + backpacking retreat gave me a revived reminder of the importance of nurturing our connection to nature, mindful eating, movement, meditation and relationships with others. Caroline truly orchestrated a thoughtful retreat to bring this combination of wellness together in a beautiful and safe setting. It gave each person an opportunity to explore their boundaries. Caroline excelled as a guide, teacher and listener. She is a true gem. I highly recommend attending a retreat with Caroline, it will be an unforgettable experience.
— 2017 retreat attendee
If you enjoy being outdoors, backpacking or in nature, delicious, nutrient dense-food, high vibe company, practicing yoga or accessing your higher self (or all of the above) then I highly recommend this retreat. Caroline is able to meld all of her passions and expertise so seamlessly in a way that feels fun, supportive and totally natural. I left our weekend together feeling incredible revitalized, inspired, loved and badass. I also want to point out I was a first-time backpacker and there were several women there more advanced but I never felt rushed or ashamed of my level of skill—all of the women were incredibly patient and generous and although I felt challenged I never felt any of the tasks were completely out of reach. So—if you’re nervous about your skill level—don’t be—no matter where you are at you will be supported but also pushed outside of your comfort zone in the most exciting and rewarding way!
— 2017 retreat attendee
As my first backpacking + yoga experience, I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing, inspiring adventure with such strong, BA women! The energy, the sisterhood, the love, the support and so much gratitude—all which were present and wrapped around us. This was such an uplifting and eye opening experience and I cannot wait for the next one!
— 2017 retreat attendee
This empowering retreat combined my strongest values—organic nutrition, adventure, yoga, and mindfulness. What a blessing to learn from a leader who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in hiking, backpacking, nutrition, and yoga! Great for both seasoned backpackers and newbies alike, this retreat connected us to nature and to each other. Very refreshing and enjoyable! I highly recommend Caroline as a guide and teacher, and would love to join her for another backpacking adventure in the future.
— 2017 retreat attendee

Meet your guides!

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Caroline went on her first backpacking trip in 2013, and loved it so much she decided to hike 2,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail the following summer. After more than a decade of an intensely stressful urban life, she discovered how much she loved spending time in wild places, and backpacking totally changed her life. Eat Hike Love was born of Caroline's desire to share the laughter, excitement, adventure, and deep, soul-reviving rewards of time spent in the wilderness with as many others as possible. She lives in the Columbia River Gorge between Mount Hood and Mount Adams, and has extensively explored the wilderness areas of Washington, Oregon, and California. Currently under contract with Moon Travel Guides, she is researching and writing Drive & Hike: Pacific Crest Trail, the ultimate guide to the best day hikes, scenic drives, restaurants, breweries, hotels, campgrounds, and things to do along the PCT (publish date 2020).

Caroline has a master's degree in nutrition from National University of Natural Medicine, and a passion for cooking & preparing foods that satisfy on every level: physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. She personally prepares every meal and snack for each Eat Hike Love Women’s Wilderness Retreat. She is also a yoga teacher with a 200-hour certification from YoYoYogi.

 

Becky has been backpacking since 2011. She grew up in the woods: hiking, exploring, fishing, camping, and taking in nature. Her love of the forest runs deep from her early youth and has only grown stronger as she's gotten older, and her explorations have continued to foster her adventurous spirit! She loves foraging for mushrooms, swimming in alpine lakes, and has been known to take a polar plunge whenever possible. Becky is all about being amongst her favorite people in the woods—and getting to know fellow nature lovers—amidst the beautiful trees and remote wilderness of the Northwest.

Becky and Caroline have been friends since 2006 and have been backpacking together every summer since 2015. As the Eat Hike Love assistant guide, Becky brings her wilderness expertise, culinary knowledge, and passion for outdoor adventuring.