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Want to Backpack? Finding Support on This Women’s Backpacking Trip

Want to Backpack? Finding Support on This Women’s Backpacking Trip

Backpacking has always been on my bucket list. While I’ve been an avid hiker for years, the idea of carrying a giant pack and then sleeping on the ground after a long day seemed a bit daunting. Not fully knowing what I was doing nor having the right gear also made me feel intimidated.

But as soon as I heard about the Women’s Wine Hiking Society Beginner Backpacking trip, I knew it was the perfect way to get started. I knew I’d find the support and guidance needed to feel confident as a woman in the backcountry.

Overcoming Fear of Heights on Angels Landing

Overcoming Fear of Heights on Angels Landing

Fear has held me hostage for much of my adult life.

Fear of starting over kept me in an emotionally abusive marriage for 10 years.

Fear of disappointing others kept me saying yes to things when I should have said no.

Fear of setting boundaries and hurting people’s feelings kept me in one-sided friendships way past their expiration date.
Fear of asking for more kept me in jobs in which I was underpaid and overworked.

These are all fears I finally started facing in my 30s. With less than 5 months until I turn 40, I decided to conquer my fear of heights.

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