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, July 18, 2007

Two More Days!

This is a shout-out to all of the awesome women who will be arriving at the Riverside T stop and boarding a bus at 5:30 Friday morning. Just two more days, ladies, and we'll be in the mountains!

Last night I took my hiking boots out of the trunk and tied them to my pack. They'll be no boots left behind for me! I'll finish gathering all of my gear tonight. That way I can strictly focus on food Thursday night.

I hesitate to mention weather forecasts, but for anyone like myself who is obsessively checking the satellites, the Mount Washington Observatory provides up-to-date summit conditions here.

Above is a picture from a backpacking trip I took last summer. The view is a sunset seen from the summit of Mount Madison. I hope each of you sees equally glorious views this weekend!

Until Friday,

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