Wild Perspectives: Hiking 180 Miles with a Stranger

Hiking 180 Miles with a Stranger

by Arielle Shipe

Tuesday, February 22 | 7pm, doors at 6:30pm
The Collective in Snowmass Village

Advanced registration required | Free, suggested $10 donation

Please join us for Wild Perspectives speaker Arielle Shipe at The Collective on Tuesday, February 22, at 7pm, for “Hiking 180 Miles with a Stranger.”

Arielle Shipe is a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher, and Adventure Blogger from Aspen, CO. Her love for the mountains began as a young AVSC snowboarder and flourished in her 20s as she fell in love with rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. This connection to nature and her struggles with multiple autoimmune diagnoses fueled her passion for holistic wellness and supporting others in their health journeys. While her 2020 PCT dreams may have met an untimely end, she has spent the last few years exploring the big beautiful backyard we have here in Aspen and is ready to hit the trail with permits and a new start date in March 2022.

“We live in a time where social media is demonized for the way it fuels disconnection, but what about the potential it has for fueling connection. In 2020, I had everything ready to go to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I had the gear, the permit, the time off work and then… Well, COVID happened. After seeing my post about having to reschedule for a future year, a follower that I’d only ever exchanged a few words with reached out asking if I wanted to hike the 180-mile Tahoe Rim Trail with her instead… in 8 days. Join me for a story about an epic adventure, the amazing opportunities that come out of the curveballs of life, and how a simple direct message turned two strangers into best friends.” – Arielle Shipe

Wild Perspectives, launched in January 2020, features exciting accounts of world travel, adventure, and the natural world through stories and visual media. This series, which provides an opportunity for community-building and story-telling, is in partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and The Collective.

Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our community, and based on CDC guidance, masks are required to be worn while inside the venue. Masks may be removed only for a short time while seated and actively eating and/or drinking. Masks must be worn at all times when moving around The Collective. Proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test required for all attendees. Admission will not be granted to anyone (ages 12 and over) without proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test. Negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to the event. Documentation will be verified upon entry to The Collective.

Thank you to The Collective for their partnership in this series:

The Collective Snowmass

Wild Perspectives: Hiking 180 Miles with a Stranger

February 22, 2022 from 7–8pm