Mirasol’s adventure therapy program includes camping, hiking and also backpacking. Each trip is a logistical nightmare, but we always find that time spent
in wilderness is a great way to restore inner peace while connecting with ourselves and with each other in ways that would never be possible within the walls of a
residential treatment facility.
In mid-April, we spent three glorious day backpacking with clients in a steep-walled canyon where a permanent stream creates a lush riparian environment.
In this extraordinarily wet El Niño year, we lucked out and slipped between unusual April storms. Days never got much warmer than 80 degrees, and the nights
were just cool enough that we appreciated our big fluffy down sleeping bags.