It was only in the last few years that I discovered my love for backpacking. When my friend and I booked flights to Chile on a whim and had no idea what we wanted to do, we googled upon The W Trek. And thank you, Universe. It is the most breathtaking, incredible, astounding place. 360 degree views of mountains, glaciers, lakes. My heart pounds a little faster every time I think about it.
We hiked all 60 miles over 5 days, and it quickly became one of the best experiences of my life. My photo is of a morning when we woke up before sunrise to get a head start on a long mileage day. We ended up seeing the most unbelievable sunrise. I will never forget the feeling of jumping for joy (with a pack on) over the beautiful world we live in.