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Alone in Wonderland

A story about backpacking.

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Alone in Wonderland

is a story about backpacking.

But it's also a story about:

Independence

Love

Grief

Freedom

Adventure

Family

Chosen Family

Challenging Societal Norms

Safety

Trauma

Overcoming

Letting Go

Letting In

Self-Knowledge

Self-Acceptance

Christine discovered long distance backpacking while surfing the internet at work. She decided that day to attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. One adventure led to another and a few years later she set out on the Wonderland Trail in Mt Rainier National Park.

Her Rugged Outdoors Woman persona started as a joke, a nod to the outdoor adventurer that she wished to be. But in the years since, she has come into her own as a backpacker, rock climber, and trail runner. This book is a testament to the decision to name who you want to be and make it so.

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