Why do you #ChooseAdventure?
We only get one life and there is so much to see...
Adventure makes you feel...
Free & truly alive
Favorite type of adventure?
My favorite type of adventure lasts a few days- I have everything I need on my back and I don't have to think about anything except what is right in front of me.
Favorite adventure to date?
One of my favorite adventures to date was a backpacking trip in to the Weminuche Wilderness to finish summiting the 14ers. The Weminuche is the most secluded wilderness area in Colorado. To access it, you have to ask for a special stop mid way on the train from Durango to Silverton. Once the train pulls off, you are truly alone. We hiked in 8 miles and set up a base camp below four 14ers and many 13,000ft peaks. It was early October and getting a little colder, so the only company we had were a LOT of sheep. We had incredible weather and successfully summited Eolus, North Eolus, Windom and Sunlight, just in time for the snow to come in. The melting snow created a waterfall that cascaded down from the snowcapped peaks into the golden aspen trees below... pretty much felt like a dream.
What is your next adventure planned?
My immediate goal is to finish summiting the 100 highest peaks in Colorado (I have 8 left). These provide mini adventures to beautiful & remote parts of the state. Other than that, I am planning a trip to Bolivia to make clothing donations to guides & porters for Corbeaux's Join the Flight Campaign. While there we plan to ski a few high volcanoes. So excited!
Your ultimate adventure bucket list is?
Oh boy... it gets longer all the time! A few highlights: Run Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon Ski Aconcagua Ski Denali Ski in Antartica Climb the 14ers in California Ski Rainier Bike hut to hut in BC Bike hut to hut in Scottland Adventure time in Indonesia & climb Carstensz Climb in Ethiopia Bike-packing through Europe
The person/people who inspire me most to take an adventure...
Actually, it is my 93 year old grandmother. She grew up on a farm in Michigan in the '20s and somehow got the adventure bug. By the '70s she was traveling around the world alone with no itinerary and a very small budget. It was such an interesting time to travel- a lot more trust in people and no internet. She actually just wrote a book about all her travels- it includes stories about 47 countries and it is 708 pages.
Adventure item you can't live without?
Corbeaux Silkweight Amie Ankle Pant & Everyday Tee. The fabric is so soft & comfortable I can't help but wear it everyday. It is super light weight & thin, but actually keeps you warm when you need it. I will wear the pieces all day (4 seasons) and then change into a fresh set for sleeping.
How can people follow your adventures?
Let me and my team help you get ready for your next camping adventure!