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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 


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Karla Amador

52 Hike Challenge
While going through a dark and emotional time in her life (divorce), fate stepped in, when she met her soulmate Phillip!  After seeing Phillip's weight-loss journey, Karla was inspired to get out and hike... while outdoors she noticed that she was starting to feel better inside.  

In January 2014, they were flying back from a SCUBA trip, when Karla shared her New Year's resolutions with Phillip. One, was to hike at least once per week, and that is how the 52 Hike Challenge was born. They completed the challenge in 8.5 months, they hiked and climbed some amazing places and mountains - including the tallest volcano in El Salvador and Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states.* Hiking changed something in her, it cured her from her pain, it made her more connected to what is truly important and made her feel alive. The Hike Challenge literally changed Karla's life, one step at a time. 

Karla is inspired to be the best she can be, and motivate others along the way. She was a teen mom who put herself through college, has started and sold several past ventures. She now runs, Thrive Financial & Bookkeeping Services. She loves working with entrepreneurs and managing their accounting effectively. Karla enjoys giving back, so a portion of sales to help others realize their dreams of education with the "Thrive scholarship," currently at Cal State Fullerton.

"Together, Phillip and I have committed to hiking 52 times a year, for as long as we can. We welcome you to join us on this life changing journey." - Karla Amador