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A few weeks ago, seven intrepid women came together to backpack through an area we lovingly call The Buttes.
We celebrated ourselves under the light of the full moon, washed away our worries in mountain lakes, reignited our strength on challenging trails, and remembered how to lean into the support of Mother Nature and other women again.
Here’s a mini-recap of our 3-day Quiet Adventure in The Buttes. I hope you enjoy it!
And for the women who I had the honor of sharing this magical weekend with—may this post serve as an anchor to help you stay connected to the strength, courage, and authenticity you found on this retreat. May you always remember the amazing memories we co-created together!
I took a deep breath, tightened my pack straps one last time, and looked at my watch.
Feeling nervous about my late start of 3:25pm (darn bay area traffic), I knew I’d have to keep a pretty good pace to make it to camp by sunset. My destination for day 1 was Star Lake, just 9 miles away. If I really hoofed it, I could be there in 3-4 hours.
As I set off on the trail, I was met by a group of women who were out for a day hike. They quizzed me about my gear, shared high fives, and gave encouragement for hiking alone as a woman. Their love and support ushered in an even deeper level of confirmation (Girl Power!).
I knew I was right where I was meant to be.