The Girl 

Marie took her first backpacking trip with her mom as a teenager and has been hooked for the past 20 years. Her experience on the trails throughout the Sierra Nevada, Rockies, Cascades, coastal ranges and deserts of the Southwest have taught her a respect for nature, weather, and the alpine environment. She's taken classes on geology, cartography, and leadership and loves introducing her love of the outdoors to other women. As a Registered Nurse she is able to quickly assess situations and provide competent health care in the backcountry.