Overcoming Fear

Bring Less - A Backpacking Strategy

Bring Less - A Backpacking Strategy

"I'm having a hallucination," I panted. "When you look at those trees, does it look like they're pushing away?" The stand of redwoods fell perpetually away from me. The harder I blinked, the harder I stared, the further they retreated. Like a vertigo GIF, my view zoomed out on repeat.

Guest Blog - Happiness in the Mountains by Jess Mitchell

Guest Blog - Happiness in the Mountains by Jess Mitchell

But I was by myself. I had to make all of the decisions. I was in a crazy ass storm. It felt safer to stay put. I imagined that if I packed up and tried to head home I might’ve gotten lost somehow or tripped and slid down the steep slope next to part of the trail. No, being alone, it was better to stay where I was until the sun came up.