The last month I've been lucky enough to take to the trails at the iconic Wilson's Promontory not once but twice. Guiding women, most of whom it was their first overnight pack hike experience.
I am so grateful that I took the leap from 'day job' to follow my dreams of guiding hiking experience to empower people, to inspire nature connection, and help them discover the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature for our holistic health.
Pack hiking isn't easy. It’s not meant to be. We grow from the challenges we face, those moments that test us and bring us to the edge. That makes us feel alive. A weekend away hiking trails create such an internal shift, one of accomplishment, confidence, and self-efficacy.
Hiking within a group provides safety and reassurance and is a great place to start when considering your pack hiking adventures. Learn what you need to pack and how. Discover what is a worthy investment, how to pack ultralight food that is both nutritious and delicious, and hike hacks that optimize your trail time.
Here is a snapshot of what an overnight experience looks like with Holistic Hikes.
Fresh faces and eager to hit the trails. Starting from Telegraph Saddle.
Hikers head down to the junction from Telegraph Saddle. Poles help reduce the impact on the descent.
Views across the Southern Section of the Prom.
The resurfaced trail from the junction across to Waterloo Bay makes for easier walking.