In this episode, we talk with Ruth Wikoff-Jones. Ruth is a person who discovered backpacking later in life. Her story is an important reminder that getting into the outdoors at any stage in life is possible! Ruth has fully embraced the lifestyle as a solo backpacker, but also as a leader in the hiking community. We dive into how she first got involved in backpacking when she volunteered to be an adult advisor on her son’s 10-day Boy Scout trip in 2015. This experience opened the door to endless opportunities in the outdoors, which is now an integral part of her life. We dive into her solo backpacking trip at Isle Royale National Park and she shares some important tips on planning a trip to this unique park. We talk about the community, Women Who Hike, and she shares about her role as a co-ambassador for the group. If you are someone who needs an inspiring story to get into the outdoors or feel you want to expand your hiking community, this episode is for you!
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Women Who Hike: https://www.womenwhohike.com/
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