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Women In the Wild Events

By on December 13, 2018 in Events, News

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a variety of events to get women out into the wild. The day’s events will culminate in a celebration of women with the Women’s Adventure Film Tour—a tour that celebrates the extraordinary things that women are doing in the name of adventure.

We’ve created our own adventures to help you get out in the wild and connect with other adventurous ladies! Please join us at one or more of these events—all event details below the ticket box.

Everyone (not just women) welcome!

FOR MEMBER TICKETS : enter your member password below to unlock discounted tickets.

Tickets for the film screening will be available at the door for $20 per person. (If the event is not already sold out.)

Women in the Wild Events

Spots are limited. Reservations required.

Women’s Adventure Film Tour

Bring your chairs and blankets to join us for a movie night. Enjoy beverages from Chief’s Peak Bar, win prizes from women-owned businesses in our raffle, learn about the OVLC and celebrate women! Please bring low back chairs or blankets to sit on while you enjoy the films.

Saturday, March 9 at the Ojai Rancho Inn
Doors Open at 6:30—Film Starts at 7:30

Directions to Ojai Rancho Inn »
Please park along side streets and not in Rancho Inn’s parking lot as it is reserved for hotel guests.

Sunrise Yoga  

Experience a pink moment and get a workout in as you welcome the day on the beautiful Valley View preserve. Led by Peak Power Yoga and Wellness.

When: 7 am

Where: Valley View Preserve – Wilson Point. Park at the Valley View Signal St. Trail Head. Walk on Shelf Road about a half mile to Wilson Point. Yoga starts at 7. The walk from Signal to Wilson Point takes about 15 minutes.
Directions »

Cost: Free!

What to Expect: This is an easy hike on uneven terrain. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Please bring water and a yoga mat/blanket.

Women’s Backcountry Skills with REI

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing as REI leads a discussion on the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills.

When: 8 am­–2 pm

Where: Foothill Crag, Ojai. Directions »

Cost: REI Members $99. Non-REI Members $119

Purchase tickets through REI »

Trail Building for Everyone

Get your hands dirty with fellow Ojai ladies and help the OVLC build a new trail! Led by the strong and amazing Barb and Cynthia.

When: 8–11 am

Where: Meet at the OVLC Office. Directions »

Cost: Free!

What to Expect: You’ll be carpooling to the preserve and then hiking to the trail building site. There is poison oak in the area, long pants and closed toed shoes are required and a long sleeve shirt is recommended as well (if you don’t want to go anywhere near the poison oak, you don’t have to). It is recommended you also bring gloves, sun protection, water, and snacks.

Girls Gone Wild(flower) Hike

Spring will be in full swing! Here’s your chance to work up a sweat, bag some amazing views of the valley, and learn a thing or two about what grows here. Led by the fabulous Gretchen.

When: 9 am

Where: Valley View Preserve. Pratt Trailhead. Directions »

What to Expect: This is a moderately strenuous, 4-mile hike. Wear good shoes, bring plenty of water. Organic snacks provided. Prizes likely.

Cost: Free!

Kids in the Meadow

Explore the magic of the meadow with your little one. Learn about wildlife, wildflowers, and wetlands. Led by the fun-loving Bettyanne.

When: 10 am

Where: Meet at the Ojai Meadows Preserve Kiosk off of highway 33. Directions »

What to Expect: This is an easy walk. Strollers are okay. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Optional: Bring food for a picnic lunch in the meadow after the walk.

Cost: Free!

Walking Meditation

Practice mindfulness, connect with nature and other women in the beautiful Venture River Preserve. Led by the lovely Lyndsey.

When: 1 pm

Where: Park at the Riverview Trailhead and meet at the kiosk. Directions »

What to Expect: This is an easy hike on uneven terrain. Wear good shoes, bring water and an open mind.

Questions? Contact Emmie at or 805 649-6852 x 7.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Are these going to be the same films that showed in Santa Barbara or will they show different ones?

    • Emmie Pinedo says:

      Hi Nicole, we are still working on this event and don’t have the playlist quite yet. We should know soon so check back for updates!