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 Cliffnotes from Women's Wilderness                             July 2014
 
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THIS MONTH IN CLIFFNOTES
Girls Wilderness Adventure - in photos!
MMM Delicious Cookies
Wildfires and our Landscape
Outdoor Adventure Clinic - Conscious Goal Setting
Summer Camp for Adults
"A group of girls is one of the most amazing things you can put together" - Elsa, 6-Day Wilderness Expedition6-Day Wilderness Expedition
We couldn't Agree More.

How Our Gals are Spending their
"100 Days of Summer" so far! 

 
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And the summer isn't over yet! Stay tuned for more fun and adventures for our Girls' Wilderness Adventure gals.
                                                                        

MMM...Montana Monster Munchie Cookies! 

 

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Girls on our courses this summer have been munching away on delicious cookies, courtesy of our friends at Montana Monster Munchies. Their 3rd party certified gluten-free packaged cookies produced in Montana's sole commercial dedicated GF bakery are being enjoyed all summer long and we want you to get in on the deliciousness! Visit www.mtmonstermunchies.com and enter "wilderness" in the promo code field to receive 15% off your order! We'll say MMM to that!

Wildfires & Our Landscape

 
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Photo of the Owen Fire in the Laramie Ranger District taken July 7, 2014. This fire, currently 80% contained, is south of our course area near Medicine Bow National Forest.

Photo courtesy Teresa Sandoval, Women's Wilderness Intern

The landscape we travel in is ever changing and evolving. All kinds of weather - sunshine, rain, hail, clouds - all affect the experiences our gals have on their courses and something we consider each year is wildfire. 

 

As an outdoorsy gal, the Executive Director of Women's Wilderness, and a volunteer fire fighter for Lyons, I have a lot of mixed emotions when it comes to fire and wildfires in the backcountry.  I personally love the smell of a campfire... particularly one with marshmallows roasting over it.  And I love to watch the glow of the embers and the flames.  

 

As a naturalist and a fire fighter, I believe that fire is an important part of natural cycles. Although we work to protect lives and structures as fire fighters, it doesn't mean that we see fire as being negative or bad.  Fire is complex, as is everything in nature; including the girls and women that venture out with us.  

 

Click here to read more of Shari's perspective on Wildfires >>>

Conscious Goal Setting & Outdoor Adventure 

 
outdoor adventure seriesYou've been told about the power of goals before but perhaps they haven't worked for you, or the process felt too confining, reducing your spontaneity and confining your Wild Self? What if there was a deeper way to access your heart's desire for pulling things into your life and to bring focus and clarity to your daily actions? What if there was a fluid way to call forth vision that kept informing you, moment to moment, of the actions to take so they can add together to bring about your 'One precious life'?
There is. Join staff from Women's Wilderness in our Conscious Goal Setting and Outdoor Adventure  clinic on Thursday, August 14 from 6:30-7:30 at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. Put it on your calendar, and join us to play with discovery!
Camp is not just for Kids!
 

Finding yourself excited about all your kids' stories from their summer camp and wishing you had the opportunity to experience life on the trail?  Check out a few of our women's programs and experience your own "summer camp."

 

Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Snowy Range, WY
September 10-14

Explore the beauty of the Snowy Range in Wyoming and experience your deeply personal connection to yourself and the life all around you. On this course You'll learn important backcountry skills like map and compass work, base camp site selection, and we'll integrate group and solo activities from the arts, sense of place, sensory awareness, natural history, and ecopsychology. 
Rock Retreat
Rock Retreat
Veduawoo, WY
September 19-21

Build confidence, connections and climbing skills with three days of top-notch instruction, on a wide variety of rock terrain on which to develop your technique. Enjoy lots of individual attention as you learn crack and face climbing methods, belaying, rappelling, safety practices and an introduction to anchor and gear placement for those who are ready.
Grace & Grit
Grace & Grit
begins in Grand Junction, CO
September 30 - October 4

Dedicate five glorious days to yourself while you canoe along this beautiful section of the Green river as it winds through Labrynth Canyon. This trip provides a great introduction to river skills, options for day-hiking and plenty of time to relax and reflect, enjoy amazing scenery, terrific food, great stories and the camaraderie of a fantastic group of women.

    

Click here for more ways to adventure this summer. Don't see what you want to fuel your outdoor desires? Let us help you plan an inspiring adventure! Give us a call (303-938-9191) or send an email to discuss our custom course options.

 
   
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