True North Treks - Young Adult Cancer Survivors Wind River Mountain Range Backpacking Trek

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Young Adult Cancer Survivors Treks

In 2018 True North Treks is offering both canoeing and backpacking treks for young adult participants. Apply soon so you can reserve a spot!

Wind River Mountain Range Backpacking Trek 
Come join us to backpack through the beautiful Big Sandy Lake area of the Wind Rivers Mountain Range in Wyoming. We will hike from the valley floor and into the high alpine environment scattered with many hidden and exposed alpine lakes, which you'll be able to take a dip in. 

Shared experiences empowered by nature and mindful meditation. Recalibrate, rejuvenate and reconnect to life. Get ready to explore the beauty of the wilderness, take a closer look at the person you’ve become since your cancer diagnosis, and meet other young adult cancer survivors who know what it’s like to hear the words, “You have cancer”. At True North Treks (TNT) we bring young adult cancer survivors together in outdoor settings away from medical clinics and doctors’ offices. The natural world can be a place of stillness and healing, and offers a chance to gain perspective by getting away from the everyday stresses of life back home. Following the guiding metaphor of the North Star, TNT gives young adult cancer survivors tools to find their own “true north” through connecting with the outdoor world, connecting with other young adults with cancer, and connecting with oneself through practicing mindfulness meditation & yoga. We believe this is good medicine that contributes to a rich and fulfilling life and new normal once treatment ends.

This July, TNT is offering a unique and exciting backpacking experience in the magical Wind River Range, Wyoming. Participate with other young adult cancer survivors in this once in a lifetime experience where we will be exploring the inspiring Big Sandy Lake area. This trek will provide ample opportunity for participants to connect with nature, take a refreshing dip in the alpine lakes, and help replenish spirits through training in mindfulness meditation and yoga. We will hike from the valley floor and into the high alpine environment scattered with many hidden and exposed alpine lakes. We look forward to sharing this Wyoming experience with you!

Itinerary

  • July 15: Fly into Jackson Hole, WY
  • July 15-20: Wind River Range
  • July 20: Back to Jackson Hole
  • July 21: Fly Home