Spent 2 summers solo backpacking the Sierra Nevadas

This was a time of soul-searching. I found my personal understanding of God while lost deep in the mountains. Dehydrated, exhausted, scared and unprepared to sleep in the bushes alongside my dog; I sat down and prayed. Moments later I heard a voice that said: “go back the direction you came”. I had done that 4 times prior to no avail. I was back on the trail 10 minutes later. Warm, fed and safe by my campfire that night, I decided to expand my understanding of faith.