True North Treks - Cancer Survivor-Caregiver "Mini Trek" in the Beautiful Selkirk Mountains, Idaho
Cancer Survivor-Caregiver Treks
In 2018 True North Treks will offer two amazing survivor-caregiver treks. Caregivers are defined as anyone who has or currently provides support for the cancer survivor, including spouses, siblings, parents, and friends.
"Mini Trek" in the Beautiful Selkirk Mountains, Idaho
The Selkirk Mountain region of North Idaho is a glacier-carved nature paradise with an abundance of wildlife and beautiful vistas. Nearby Lake Pend Oreille is surrounded by these mountains and is the 5th deepest freshwater lake in the US, just behind Lake Superior.
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.
TNT is offering a unique and exciting long-weekend “mini-trek” in the Selkirk Mountains of Sandpoint, Idaho for those who would like a taste of what TNT offers but aren’t able to go on a week-long experience. Participate with other young adult cancer survivors and their caregivers (e.g., spouse, parent, friend) to connect with nature, one another, and help replenish your spirits through training and practice in mindfulness meditation and yoga. Home base will be with our friends at the Eureka Institute http://www.eurekainstitute.org/. Be prepared for a day hike in remote and pristine Selkirk Mountain wilderness, a day kayak on the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, amazing food, yoga, and downtime for rest, relaxation, and connection. We look forward to sharing this experience with you! If you are interested in vacationing pre or post trek, let our Sandpoint resident Gwen know and she can help steer you in the right direction for booking accommodations and activities.
- June 28: Fly into Spokane, WA & drive to Sandpoint, ID
- June 29th: Selkirk Mountains Day Hike
- June 30th: Lake Pend Oreille Kayak
- July 1: Fly Home