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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Till the Clouds Roll By

Like the famous folk singer Joni Mitchell, team leader Liz Varney has looked at clouds from both sides--of the White Mountains, that is. On June 3, 2007, amid ominous storm clouds, she and co-leader Beth Grierson led hikers over the rocky summit of Mount Chocorua. One week later, Liz had her head in the clouds again when she joined six other Wilderness Heals hikers as they trekked over Mounts Lincoln and Lafayette. Here, she shares her photographs from both hikes. Above: The 3,490-foot Mount Chocorua looms in the distance.

Danielle climbs the slippery slabs leading to the summit of Mount Chocorua.

Sandy and Beth scramble over rocks.

Sue, Beth, and Mary summit Mount Chocorua.

Liz summits Mount Chocorua.

Gathering storm clouds indicated that it was time to get below treeline. Thankfully, the rain held until the hikers were headed back to Boston.

During the hike over Mounts Lincoln and Lafayette, hikers took a short break at Shining Rock.

Clouds are seen from the Franconia Ridge Trail.

Mounts Lincoln and Lafayette are seen from Little Haystack.

Clouds billow across the ridge.

Liz enjoys the view.

More cloud cover.

Still more clouds.

Laura, Liz, Jocelyn, Karin, Jenn, Linda, and Danielle smile at the top of Mount Lincoln.

Jenn is tuckered out.

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