Recently we guided a backcountry adventure for Team Film in Charles C. Deam Wilderness – part of Hoosier National Forest. We led 17 amazing women, some of which had never backpacked, or slept on the ground, and most of which never had our s’moreos or rehydrated veggie tacos. It was an amazing experience to have spent the weekend sharing our backpacking skills and campfire stories with these ladies. We made 17 new friends and put together a short video that gives you a snippet of all of us “living our film” in the wild. Click below to view the video on You Tube.
Check out the blog post from Team Film to hear what the ladies had to say about their experience!
We were inspired to write a poem about our weekend with Team Film.
Writing a poem was quite an adventure for us!
“Smells Like High School”
19 women came near and far
Deep in the woods they raised the bar 😉
We hiked eight miles with no complaints
Everyone was smiling even with the dehydrated food we ate
We had Ironwomen, ultrarunners and marathoners in the group
We made up one badass troupe
Lake Monroe greeted us when we arrived
It wasn’t long before we all took a dive
Our neighbors turned out to be friendly in Deam
They even offered to share their bottle of Beam
We drank some beer and sang some songs
We may have stayed up a little too long
The next day came – sun shining bright
We sat by the lake and shared a bite
We packed up our tents and stuffed our packs
It was now time for us to head back
We left our mark that weekend in Deam
For the rest of our lives we’ll love the Team
Testimonials from the Adventure:
“I had no idea that I would meet SO many incredible women. I have 18 new friends — how fantastic is that?? Thank you so much for a great weekend.
The idea of micro adventures is a wonderful way to get introduced to something new. There isn’t a huge investment and you have an opportunity to try something new to see if it is enjoyable. When’s the next adventure?
I have already planned my next camping trip and found an easy backpacking trip to take my fam! If Team Film and DNK Presents didn’t offer this trip, I don’t know if I would have ever backpacked. Thanks Team Film!” — Karen Hale Yott
“What I learned in Deam Wilderness:
- When you spend a day with strangers on a trail carrying a pack, you learn the coolest things about their lives and personalities. It makes me want to pry open the story of more and more women.
- Jim Beam is no one’s friend.
- You should always travel with someone who knows about pressure points and therapeutic teas.
- Women share a bond that is innate and electric. Sometimes we need to get out in the woods to share it and feel it. That’s what happened in Deam.” — Casey Kenley