Alyssa Ravasio, Founder of Hipcamp
"They call it Mother Nature for a reason! Get out there. We’re naturals… I am inspired by all the awesome women who are making waves in the outdoor industry."
"I decided last minute to spend New Year’s Day watching the sun rise at the ocean. After five painful hours spent trying to piece together fragmented information from across the web, I finally found a campsite by the ocean. But upon arrival, I discovered that despite all the government websites, Yelp reviews, and blogs I’d read, somehow I missed the most important part — this campground (Andrew Molera Trail Camp) was home to a beautiful point breaking wave, and my board was four hours north in San Francisco."
"Instead of spending New Year’s Day feeling inspired by the sunrise, I sat on the beach watching this beautiful wave and wishing I had my board. Driving home that day I was thinking about how California State Parks were threatening to shut down 30% of their park system due to lack of revenue, and suddenly it hit me – if I built an easier way for people to find and book camping, then more people would get outside and the parks could stay open.”
She-explores, photo via GovTech