Our most EPIC Women's Trip yet.

Get ready to enjoy a wild experience in Yellowstone National Park! 

Women in all stages of life, all experience levels, and of all backgrounds are welcome to join.

For women and led by women, you are given the opportunity to learn more skills, empower yourself in the backcountry, feel seen, heard, and loved.

This is a multi-activity experience. We will support beginners to experienced individuals find what they are looking for whether that is in outdoor skills or personal growth goals.

Through the landscape, new activities, and supportive programming this trip will open you up to what you have been searching for. 




The Trip

Learn New Things

Fly fishing, yoga, backpacking, camping, backcountry cooking, leave no trace, and more. All activities are challenge by choice and can accomodate all levels of experience.


Nature is healing and it speaks very loudly in the landscape of Yellowstone National Park. Unplugged and disconnected from phones, allows for an immersive experience into quietness. Let the view wash over you as your mind wanders and creativity begins to flow once again.

True Grit

Grit is courage. It’s strength of spirit and it is in each and everyone of us. Embrace the present moment and unleash your true grit once again



Your Guides + Coaches

Coach. Athlete. Mom. Wife. Photographer. Writer. Fishing Guide. SHANNON MAHRE brings women together to find their true grit. Shannon’s passion is to create communities of women that feel confident to play outdoors. Find your laughter while finding the fish.

Meet Angie Roberts-Schmeltzer, co-owner of Breakwater Expeditions. Angie will support Shannon in facilitating this experience. Angie has been working in outdoor education for over 15 years and her passion is showing people how they too can feel comfortable outside.




DATES - September 18 - 23, 2024 (6 days, 5 nights)

COST - $2,850 per person

DEPOSIT - $1,000 to secure your spot on this trip due by July 31, First Come First Serve with only 10 available spaces.

Trip is organized by Breakwater Expeditions



  • 1st and last night stay is at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort.
  • 3 nights will be tent camping in the backcountry - base camping at one spot and day hiking the area


  • A packing list will be provided for personal items you will need to bring.
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and tent will be provided if you do not have your own.
  • Not included - fly fishing set up


  • Lunch on Day 2 through Breakfast on Day 5 will be provided (snacks too)
  • When we are off the trail, you will be able to purchase your own meals at Chico Hot Springs
  • We accommodate dietary restrictions as well.


  • Please arrive in Bozeman, Montana by 4 p.m. on September 18 to meet your shuttle to Chico Hot Springs
  • All transportation to and from Chico will be provided.
  • You will be dropped off at the Bozeman Airport on September 23 by noon. Please make sure your flights are arranged accordingly.