No, not Oregon. 🙂 I’m on my way to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City and will be reporting back to Hiking Lady readers! I will be scoping out new hiking gear, trail treats, and the newest and most innovative apparel.
What am I MOST excited about? A meeting with the legendary adventurer, Helen Thayer! It is people like her that motivate and inspire us to live our dreams. To climb our personal Everest’s…break gender barriers…and get outside and enjoy the beauty of our planet!
I first learned of Helen Thayer while reading A Woman’s World: True Life Stories of World Travel. In a short story of just 3 pages excerpted from her book Polar Dream, I got to know an exceptional woman. She paints a vivid picture of her encounter with a female polar bear and two cubs on her solo journey to the North Pole.
Her love of life is contagious, and I hope you are as inspired by the video below as I am!