Wilderness Heals

Thank you for visiting the Wilderness Heals blog. Wilderness Heals is an all-women, three-day annual pledge hike that benefits the Elizabeth Stone House (ESH), a Boston-based emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and therapeutic community that provides services to women and children who are escaping violence and overcoming trauma. By encouraging hikers to set challenging physical, emotional, and financial goals, Wilderness Heals mirrors the experiences of hundreds of women who have sought help from the Stone House. Committing to hike is a way to grow personally while simultaneously standing in solidarity with women of the Stone House and women everywhere who are working to overcome the effects of violence in their lives.
Wilderness Heals 2011 will take place July 15-17, 2011. Registration materials may be downloaded here.
Go here to view the 2011 routes, and visit our Who's Who page to meet this year's team leaders and Recruitment Committee members.
Want to learn more? Visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Still have questions? Contact Erika Whyte, Wilderness Heals event coordinator, at 781-726-0551 or ewhyte@elizabethstone.org.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Memorial Day Weekend to Remember

Over Memorial Day weekend, fifteen Wilderness Heals hikers teamed up to collectively scale four peaks in the White Mountains. Saturday's training hike over Mount Percival and Mount Morgan proved to be hot and buggy--but ultimately beautiful. The hike included three team leaders, four veteran hikers, and five first-year hikers. Above: Shanti, Karin, and Vonda enjoy alfresco dining atop Mount Percival.

The Squam Lakes are seen from the summit of Mount Percival.

Susan, Shanti, and Karin make their way up Mount Percival.

Sunday's trek up the 4,003-foot Mount Tecumseh was an extremely pleasant hike. The weather was cooler, there were a lot fewer bugs, and the camaraderie was incomparable. Two team leaders, seven veteran hikers, and one first-year hiker participated in the hike. Above: Danielle, Susan, Donna, Eileen, Sandy, Sue, and Karin pal around on the trail.

There are limited--but lovely--views atop Mount Tecumseh.

Vicky eats an avocado atop Mount Tecumseh while Susan and Donna discuss the day's events.

Margaret, Susan, Donna, Karin, and Danielle are visited by a chocolate lab during a snack break.

On Monday, Karin, Eileen, and Vicky decided to hike the 4,051-foot Mount Tom on their own. While hiking up the A to Z trail, they hit many downed trees, stream crossings, and even some patches of snow. Above: Vicky at a snowy stream crossing on the A to Z trail.

Karin and Eileen enjoy the view atop Mount Tom.

The snow-covered Mount Washington is seen from the summit of Mount Tom.

A bird eyes Eileen's peanut butter sandwich. But being a responsible hiker, Eileen doesn't feed the wildlife.

While hiking Mount Tom, Eileen and Vicky discovered they share a birthday on October 18.

1 comment:

Monica C. said...

Wow...that's very cool you both share the same b'day. Danielle and I discovered we share the same b'day as well...even more reason to be a Wilderness Heals hiker :)