It all began with learning how to hang a bear bag high up in the trees. Then came a yummy, yet valuable, lesson on mixing butter into a cup of hot chocolate to add crucial calories for survival.
Next thing I know, I’m camping in the wilds of Alaska. For the first time in my life. In bear country.
Last weekend, I became a woman of the wilderness when I participated in a three day program called Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW). At an "off the grid" location 40 miles north of Juneau, I developed new skills and tested my limits. Sans my iPhone's compass, I was surrounded by fresh air, campfires, and supportive new friends.
The weekend was an incredible experience that left me bright-eyed, refreshed, and ready to learn more. Thanks to this program and my new friends, my apprehensions are in check, and my self-esteem has blossomed. Thank you, BOW!