Many of the best days of my life have been spent been spent in the woods. Every year as Anthony and I prepare to take another group of new hikers backpacking, I'm faced with some of the same questions and comments about female outdoors(wo)men. Most often I hear, "you?" Yes. Me. I spent weeks in the woods carrying everything I need on my back, sleeping under and tarp, and covered in a healthy amount of dirt.
And I see this