Gila Wilderness Backpack

Stephanie Kichler


New Mexico

Cairn Project Ambassador Stephanie Kichler takes a selfie on a talus field in the mountains

About Stephanie Kichler

Stephanie is a teacher, hiker, and lover of the Colorado Plateau who calls New Mexico home. She is an avid backpacker, hiker, rock climber, and kayaker who spends most of her free time meandering through canyons throughout the southwest. She is committed to honoring the interconnectedness of the land and doing adventures that give more than they take. By becoming an Ambassador with The Cairn Project, Stephanie hopes to continue these efforts of giving back while also getting out and doing what she love.

About Stephanie’s Adventure

Ambassador Stephanie has an exciting adventure in store this fall! She will be backpacking through the pristine Gila Wilderness along the Middle and West Forks of the Gila River. Stephanie plans to not only share her journey, in hopes of breaking down barriers of entry to backpacking, but she will also explore the connection between the people, land, and water, highlighting the importance of wild flowing rivers like the Gila River.

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