Jessica backpacked in the Canyonlands of Utah for 4 days. This was Jessica’s first
adventure after a 2 month recovery from a major surgery and staph infection. Hiking
to Chesler Park and Druid Arch pushed Jessica’s physical limits.
Jessica hiked down and up the Grand Canyon in 9 hours in the August heat. The hike
began at 10 am and finished up at 7 pm A burger and fries found a warm welcome after
such a test of endurance.
Jessica hiked to the top of Half Dome at Yosemite guided by only the moonlight and
headlamps. Jessica drove 4 hours before starting the climb. She made it to the top
just in time to watch the sun rise. The round trip was 16 miles long.