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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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Friday, August 19 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fireside Chat with Guest Speaker Karla Amador, 52 Hike Challenge - 8:30pm-9:00pm

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The Hiking Secret: Finding Inner Strength

Karla set her mind to complete 52 Hikes in a year with her life partner Phillip. In the process, she overcame her limiting beliefs and they developed a strong bond through hiking. By sharing the Hiking Secrets they learned, they have helped thousands of people around the world to find their voice, and eventually their own inner strength. Experience what happens when individuals come together to create a community, with one goal in mind, to complete 52 hikes in a year.

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At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Karla Amador

Co-Founder, 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... Read More →

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Lagunitas Brewing

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and '94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing... Read More →
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West Side Wine Co.

From our sun-soaked California vines, home to some of the world’s most loved varieties, we stray from convention by putting seriously good wine in not-so-serious packaging: cans! Easy to transport and perfectly suited for today’s active lifestyle. No corkscrew or glassware needed... Read More →
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Igloo Products Corp

The Igloo® Story Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best in class ice chests. Igloo products made the family... Read More →
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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Dandies Marshmallows

Dandies Marshmallows are made with all natural ingredients, contain no high fructose corn syrup or gelatin (they're 100% vegan!), and are the first ever marshmallow to be Non-GMO Project Verified. Oh, and our marshmallows are kosher too! Traditional marshmallows are loaded with unnatural... Read More →
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Honey Stinger

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger makes nutritious and great tasting honey-based foods including energy bars, protein bars, energy gels, organic waffles, organic chews, kids specific snacks and our very own Organic Wildflower Honey. Fueling more than just the country’s... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
REI Village