Monday, April 12, 2010

Into the woods we go

It's my birthday next month, I'll be 26. That sounds very grown up, 26...

The last few years in a row I celebrated the usual way, clubs, bars, fancy restaurants, sparkly mini-dresses and lots of good friends by my side. While I love me a good cocktail and a fancy dress this year I decided to do something a little different; a little more challenging.

I'm going on a 4 day backpacking trip through Lake Tahoe and roughing it the whole way. Just me, a close friend who knows the ropes, a tent, a map and a pack on my back. While I was originally avoiding the idea of it and kind of dreading the thought of being in the wilderness for 4 days straight I found out that the planned trip fell on my birthday weekend and decided to make it a personal challenge.

So I'm jumping in with gusto, learning all about how and what to pack, I went to REI today, bought a backpack and I've been scouring the internet (mainly ebay) looking for appropriately priced hiking boots and appropriate hiking gear.

The more I think about it, the more excited I get about it. It'll be something different for me (I love to hike but I'm not a roughing it in the woods kinda lady) and I'll bring in my 26th birthday with a challenge to myself, something I'm really looking forward to.


  1. Sounds like a blast! Although I wouldn't be able to handle all the spiders and other bugs. Will you be bringing a camera?

  2. The boy is getting me a new digital camera for my bday, and I get to have it early so I can take it with me! Yay.

  3. That is very cool. My birthday is Thursday, my friends and boy are all thousands of miles away so i've been scouring for something awesome like that to do. Seeing as I'm stuck on a 7 mile long island, the woods isn't really an option. I'll think of something.

  4. That sounds like so much fun! What an awesome way to spend a bday! :) xo

  5. Lovely! I have also spent my birthdays the typical way. Perhaps for my 25th in a couple months I will go sailing. I haven't been since I was 16 and there's nothing I love more than sailing...

  6. I think that is an incredible way to celebrate. Wish I was brave enough! ah ha ha