‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Drops Gorgeous Photos From Colorado Mountain Hike: ‘It Was Hard, Oh So Hard’

by Samantha Whidden

Following a hike in the Colorado mountains, The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond took to her Instagram account to post breathtaking photos of the outdoor adventure.

“Bottom Line: We made it to the top of Berry Picker,” The Pioneer Woman star says in the post. She then states it took her and her husband to hike 3.8 miles and they gained 1,838 feet of elevation. “It was hard, oh so hard. And I griped a little, tried to quit once, and stopped a lot…”

Ree then says that when they reached Eagle’s Nest, she had “the very best burger” and admits she slathered unapologetically with mayonnaise and ketchup. “I can’t feel my legs and my hips are killing me, but it gave Ladd and me a great new memory to cherish in our ripe old age.”

Ree Drummond Talks The Pioneer Woman Empire in 2019 Interview 

In a 2019 interview with USA Today, Ree Drummond shared details about her growing The Pioneer Woman empire. “It’s not something that I could have possibly conceived of or orchestrated. I think that’s part of why it’s been so much fun because it wasn’t ever a direction I thought my life would head.”

While chatting about The Pioneer Woman Food Network show, Ree Drummond explains that the series helps a lot of people relax in the kitchen. She also proclaims that people don’t have to attend culinary school in order to be a good cook. “I’m just a home cook, and that probably makes it a level of accessible to a lot of people.”

Ree also discusses her approach to losing weight. “I did a little playing with keto last summer,” The Pioneer Woman star explains. I’ve kind of taken some of those concepts and tried to consider the amount of sugar and flour I’m eating on any given day.” She does note that neither of her flour and sugar intake is earth-shattering or ground-breaking, but for her, it’s a little of a shift.

While also chatting about being compared to Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines, Drummond states she actually does see some similarities. “Joanna and I have exchanged an email or two cheering each other on.”

She then says that while Gaines venturing out with her own network, The Pioneer Woman is just happy where she is. “That’s where our paths will diverge; I think my husband and I are too tired for that.”

In regards to how she received her The Pioneer Woman nickname, Drummond reveals that when she told her high school friends she was marrying a rancher and moving to the country, they started calling her “Pioneer Woman” as a joke.