Audio: Interview by Christine Cowley

Listen to my 15-minute interview with Christine Cowley! Christine is HBR’s ‘Storylines’ host. She is an incredibly dynamic, supportive, and interesting woman who contacted me as a fellow Muskoka Novel Writing Marathon marathoner and supporter of women and nature. I talk about the connection between backpacking, writing, and women’s liberation!

La Cloche Silhouette (78k Backpacking Trail)

After maybe thirty minutes of trying all possible routes, I concluded this was definitely not the trail. I wasn’t sure how far back the actual trail was, all I knew was the hill I’d descended that branched into two options was my last previous certainty. To my dismay and rising horror, however, I couldn’t find the plateau and therefore the trail that had led me there. It had happened so quickly, I’d been sure I’d been keeping track of my whereabouts enough to at least find my way back to the plateau. But I couldn’t. I picked another centre point and circled it, trying to find anything that appeared familiar.