Lauren Sherwood

After visiting her first Overland Expo in 2014, Lauren said, “This will be my life.” Later that same year, Lauren turned wrenches and drilled holes at AT Overland Equipment here in Prescott, the only woman in a shop of men. Three years of gearing people up for their adventures encouraged Lauren to embark on her own. In 2017, Lauren set off on 6 magical months of solo travel through Mexico, immersing herself in the culture and becoming fluent in Spanish. Commonly referred to as “Lolo”, some of her travel/adventure accomplishments include having open water and advanced diving certifications, as well as being a 52 Hike Challenge Finisher (47 hikes of which she did in Arizona). Lolo has been to the top of Humphrey’s Peak and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon backpacking from Rim to Rim, Coyote and Buckskin Gulch, Havasupai, and more. Lolo also did advocate work with the Coconino Forest Service while a Comprehensive River Management Plan was being developed for Fossil Creek. Some of Lolo’s craziest adventure moments include surviving a 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City, a Tropical Storm in the Mexican Costa Maya, and a little accident with her foot in a smoldering campfire! Lauren firmly believes that prices cannot be put on experiences and that just about anything is worth trying once. Lolo has an insatiable thirst to know the world, the people in it, and the stories that go along with the people in those places because she sure has her own!

Follow Lolo on all her travels and adventures @lolosherhood


Posted on

April 18, 2023