Nature and the outdoors comes with a certain ease where there are no distractions and its natural circumstances yield a certain healing. Whatever barrier or difficulty we might face, nature has the ability to erase it.
By removing some of these barriers, such as providing access to certain locations or activities and the gear to take care of people's basic needs, individuals can simply be present with nature creating a sense of appreciation and resiliency from overcoming challenges .
Every person has something special to offer and when you can connect the right people with the right experience, the outcome is far more plentiful for all parties involved.
Being on the farm gives me the opportunity to connect with the healing aspects of nature in a whole different way. Here, I can contribute my hard work directly with my hands in the earth and in return the earth provides me with direct nourishment. Experiencing this new collaborative role on the farm allows for an understanding of the relationship it takes to plant seeds, nurture and to be nourished all the while I continue my ever-enriching and servicing walk with nature.
This is a unique year for the Fjällräven Classic. Why take part?
It’s an honor to keep the Fjallraven Classic tradition alive and to continue to spread Fjällräven’s mission of inspiring people to get out in nature in a sustainable way and to especially be with nature during this historical time, even if it’s virtually. I'll do whatever I can to help others experience the spirit that lies within ourselves, just as being outside on the trail does.
I’ve never been on this trail before, I'm excited to see what's around the bend, crossing mountain streams, seeing the seasons change & spending time with my team. I also prepared for and recognize there will be challenges ahead, being in nature in a smaller group then past Fjallraven Classics. I might not be talking much or sharing the sights with friends, instead, this will be a time to re-connect with nature during a very unique point in our lives. I’m looking forward to what messages nature will give me and to those watching on TV.