In 2018 Alison Heebsh gave a presentation to the Rovers subtitled “Making it to Day 4” about solo backpacking for a week on the Colorado Trail. This time, Alison will tell us about her first solo backpacking trip, and the first time she struggled to make it to Day 4. Find out how NOT to start a backpacking trip, and the satisfaction that comes with making it to the end. Well, almost.
Alison Heebsh found the Minnesota Rovers in her quest to become a backpacker. Over the course of a year she completed the 300 mile Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) in 7 trips. She now coordinates Rovers backpacking trips and teaches backpacking skills to beginners, though she still loves a good solo trip. Alison has been on the MN Rovers Board, including 3 years as president, and encourages all Rovers to take a turn serving the club as a board member.