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An Outdoorsy Adventure Bachelorette Party for Rock Climbing Granola Girls

When it comes to bachelorette parties, most people might think of nightclubs, fancy dinners, and spa days. But for my group of adventurous girlfriends, we wanted something different. We wanted to be outdoors, testing our limits and pushing ourselves to new heights - quite literally. So we decided to head to Arizona for adventure - from rock climbing to kayaking to hiking.

Read on for your outdoor adventure-themed bachelorette party inspiration!

Outdoor activities for bachelorette parties: kayaking

Part 1: Kayaking

We flew into Phoenix and started the festivities with kayaking. We spent a day kayaking on a beautiful nearby lake, where we could take in the mountains and admire the huge Saguaro cactus along the shore. It was a nice lazy paddle, where we could relax, holding onto each other's kayaks to create a raft while we had the quintessential adventure lunch of PB&J and trail mix.

Bachelorette party rock climbing destination for outdoor enthusiasts

Part 2: Rope Climbing

Next, was the part I was most looking forward to: top-roping and lead climbing. As soon as we arrived, we knew we were in for a treat. The rock was pocketed limestone, and it was incredibly comfortable to climb. We all had a blast working through different challenges and overcoming our fears. We supported each other through the tough moments and cheered each other on when we succeeded, and even when we didn't.

Unique bachelorette party experiences desert hiking

Part 3: Hiking

It was definitely time to give our arms a break with a day of hiking. We were mesmerized by the incredible mountains and warm colors of Sedona. We enjoyed the spectacular views of the red rocks and valleys.

Fun and active bachelorette party activities: bouldering

Part 4: Bouldering

Back to climbing, this time bouldering. We worked on problems together and helped each other figure out the best techniques. We laughed, we joked, and we encouraged each other to keep going.

At the end of each day, we were exhausted but exhilarated. We also had memories that would last a lifetime and we had the sore muscles to prove it.

But what's a bachelorette party without matching outfits?

For this adventure, I designed a logo "Babes on Belay" and put it on t-shirts for all my girlfriends. We wore them proudly during our adventures, and it added an extra level of fun to the trip. If you're looking for merch for your upcoming granola girl bachelorette party, check out "Babes on Belay" merch available on Etsy. Take a look and find something special for your next adventure with your closest friends.

Check out more of my climbing related art here on my portfolio!

For anyone looking for an alternative bachelorette party idea, I highly recommend a rock climbing and hiking trip with your closest friends. Not only will you get to experience the beauty of nature, but you'll also bond with your friends in a way that's impossible to replicate in any other setting. So grab your granola, lace up your climbing shoes, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!


But where exactly in AZ was this trip?

As you read through my blog post, you may have noticed that I did not mention the specific names of the destinations we visited. Wondering why? Well, II very much value responsible and ethical outdoor recreation, I believe it is important to be mindful of the impact our actions can have on the environment. While I enjoy sharing my experiences with others and hope that they may have similar opportunities, it would be irresponsible of me to encourage a large audience of readers to visit these locations without considering their capacity. With the vast number of people using the internet, it is crucial that we think about the impact our posts can have on these spaces and their delicate ecosystems.

Planning your adventure-based bachelorette party? Consider checking out the Indigenous Field Guide before you go.

From the Indigenous Field Guide website:

"Our hope is to help you recreate through an Indigenous lens, so we can start creating a community-led movement for more responsible and ethical access to spaces."

I've signed the Indigenous Field Guide Pledge, and I hope you will too.

Thanks for reading, catch you next time! Alex


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