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
I wake up every morning to clean, crisp air and the most beautiful sunrises
And fall asleep, exhausted and with amazing feelings of accomplishment, to the most beautiful sunsets
It's amazing, and anyone can do it. Over the next few weeks you'll see how we prepare, and hopefully be inspired to get out yourself!
*All photos were taken in Killarney Providential Park in Killarney, Canada.