DISCOVER YOUR POWER in DESOLATION WILDERNESS. *Women only *
Date: June 29 - July 1, 2018
Listen to nature's quiet whispers and discover through deep listening, journaling, sacred sharing circles and solo-time in nature that YOU are your own best healer. You are a powerful, wise woman.
This 3 night/4 day backpacking trip is lead by 2 experienced retreat/outdoor facilitators that will be with you every step of the way. This trip is designed to help you embody a deep sense of trust and belonging to your own path, life and body.
We will hike out ~6 miles where we'll set up base-camp next to a lake. After a healthy dinner we'll have a sacred witness circle where we address our emotions regarding the journey ahead. You will be given life-affirming tools such as guided meditations, sacred journaling topics and soul-work assignments to explore the inner-depths of trust, wisdom and nature-spirit connection. On the morning of day 2 you'll set out to establish your solo camping spot within a 20-30 min. walk of "base camp". You'll be provided with all the food and water necessary. On the eve of day 3 you'll return to base camp at 5pm for check-ins and a sacred witness circle. The morning of day 4 we'll have a short journaling session, pack-up camp and head back home with a renewed sense of trust, empowerment and belonging to our lives!
The high mountain peaks, lakes and clean air of the sierra are healing of their own rite. Just being in this ecosystem is rejeuvenating, revitalizing and life-affirming. We take care of all the details regarding planning, packing, what to expect and what gear to bring. Don't have the gear? No sweat, let us know in your backpacking intake form and rent it from us for a modest fee.
*All breakfasts and dinners are included and delicious. Please bring your own lunches.
Meet at the Pyramid Creek (Twin Bridges) parking lot at 10AM on day 1. Directions sent upon registration & payment. Carpools available. If you rented any gear, we'll have it ready for you when you arrive. We'll check gear, make sure our bags are packed correctly and set out on our 6-mile journey to camp. Lunch enjoyed on-trail. We'll help each other set up camp and explore our surroundings. Food tastes SO good when you've worked for it! We'll cook dinner together settle in for some journaling and share circle.
7AM-ish Coffee & hot bevvies ready. Morning meditation and intention-setting circle. After breakfast you'll gear-up for your 2-day solo camping time with food, water and other necessities. Head out, set up camp and embrace the mystery that unfolds...
5pm Return to base camp. Enjoy dinner together before sacred witness circle
7AM-ish Coffee 7 hot bevvies ready. Morning meditation and guided journaling. Breakfast, pack up and hike out. We should be on the road by ~2pm Sunday.
** WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ITINERARY AT ANY TIME **
What Should I Pack?
Firstly: YOU GOT THIS! Our guides will send you a thorough packing list along with "what to expect" on this backpacking trip upon completing your reservation. A few things we KNOW you'll need: a good (warm) sleeping bag/pad and tent. Don't have those things? That's fine, we'll rent them to you for a modest fee. When you fill out our backpacking intake form we'll handle all your gear needs. Clothing and other equipment packing list emailed upon registration.
Breakfasts and dinners, permits and camping fees, 2 experienced guides to lead you through your own soul-discovery. Bring your own personal gear (clothing, etc), LUNCHES and special snacks if desired. Transportation is NOT included, we'll do our best to organize carpooling. Once you get yourself to the trailhead, you're taken care of every step of the way.
Are the Hikes Hard?
No, though there are hills as this is mountainous terrain at altitude. If you've never hiked before, we recommend training with weight, though it's not required. If you can comfortably hike 6 miles with weight on your back at altitude, you'll be fine! We take it nice and slow and stop often.
When you reserve your spot, we'll send you a detailed packing list & itinerary with everything you need to know including where to park, what to expect, carpooling, routes, elevations, etc. These trips are profound experiences and our expert, friendly, professional guides will be with you every step of the way to help you have the most memorable, life-affirming trip of your life!