Chana Putnam

"Welcome, fellow backpackers! Get ready to join me on an epic journey like no other as I tackle the legendary John Muir Trail. Brace yourself, because this year we're facing Snowmageddon with record-breaking snowfall and water crossings that would give even Moses second thoughts. Yep, I'm certifiably insane!But hey, who better to inspire you to step out of your cozy bubble? Let's embrace the great unknown, meet fascinating new souls, and push ourselves to the limit. And if we're lucky, we might just stumble upon nature's magical healing powers along the way.As a seasoned solo backpacker, I've discovered firsthand the transformative escape from the relentless rat race. It's a simpler life, free from judgment, where challenges become stepping stones and personal growth is inevitable. Oh, and did I mention I'm a sleep connoisseur? Swinging in my feather-filled hammock, I've perfected the art of a good night's sleep amidst the elements. And don't even get me started on my meticulous obsession with every single gram—Hey, I'm no camel!So, let's embark on this adventure together, where laughter, tears, and the occasional tumble are all part of the package. Because let's face it, life's greatest adventures are the ones that push us to our limits and leave us with unforgettable tales. Buckle up, folks, because we're about to make some extraordinary memories!"