Mt. Gardner Magic
Sometimes it takes a mountain to remind you what you are capable of
When I first moved to Bowen, I would stare up at the peak of Mt. Gardner and think “one day”. It took two long years before one day came. I began to prepare myself for the journey in stages. I started with short hikes. Then I began to take longer and more challenging trails. And even though I was becoming physically prepared, I still felt intimidated by the unknowns. Then something wonderful happened. Someone who had been up the trail before invited me to join her on the mountain. My first time up Mt. Gardner was a significant personal achievement. I danced at the top and soaked in the glorious view. After that, I gained the confidence to do it again and eventually would hike it on my own. Since then, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve visited the summit of Mt. Gardner. 75? 100? More? And each time is its own adventure. And each time it’s magic.
Mt. Gardner is a sacred place. It has an energy that is soothing to the soul. It’s mystical forests are enchanting. Its varied terrain captures your heart. From every trek, you will return a new being.
If you’ve ever attempted to hike the trail but found it physically daunting or simply wished you had an adventure buddy at your side, this experience is for you. Over a period of 4 months, we will work our way up to the summit in stages. We will take it slow and easy to start, gradually working up to the final stage which is to dance together on the summit. Along the way you will learn valuable skills to be prepared and keep you safe on the mountain. These are key to enjoying yourself in the outdoors.
Now it’s my turn to invite you to join me on Mt. Gardner. If you are doubting your ability to fulfill a desire, believe you are capable, allow yourself to be supported, and your “one day” will also become everyday.