Liz from Snowqueen & Scout recently asked me to write a post about my first backpacking experience in the wilderness. She's such a bright and passionate person, and her incredible blog focuses on getting more girls into backpacking and has lots of useful information on topics like hygiene, safety, and gear. I wish I had access to her blog when I was first starting out!
My first trip was into the Grand Canyon during my senior year spring break, and looking back on it now, I laugh about how unprepared I was, but I also remember how much fun I had. To this date, I still regard that trip as the most memorable, as it was the trip that sparked my passion for backpacking and the outdoors.