Heart of the MacDonald ~ August 13 – 16, 2021
You come to love it; the blisters and the bruises, legs shaking under the
weight of your pack. When bad weather strikes, and you are tired and soaked
and wondering why you chose to put yourself through this. But you love it;
because through it all and at the end of it all you are stronger, tougher and
taller and just stretched the boundary of what you think you can and cannot
do, that much wider.
The Muskwa Kechika is a vast wilderness area comprised of 6.4 million
hectares filled with immense boreal forests, unnamed mountain peaks and fastmoving rivers, all of which extend for hundreds of kilometers in any
direction. Join us as we head deep into the heart of the wilds on a 4-
The trip will begin at the MacDonald Valley Trailhead at kilometer 632 of the
Alaska Highway in Stone Mountain Provincial Park and will take us through
approximately 10-20 kilometers of wilderness.
This trip will test you, challenge you and more importantly change you.
Becoming completely self-sufficient, relying on nothing but our own legs and
what we can carry on our backs, us women will complete a trek that instills a
new sense of outlook on what we are capable of. As such, a trip like this is
taken very seriously by Northern Rockies Fitness and safety is of the utmost
A distance (approximately 10-20 kilometers) will be covered on foot and will
require participants to carry a heavy pack with all of the equipment, gear
and food for a 4-day trip into the Rockies. Steep inclines will be
encountered, as well as river crossings on foot. While there are challenges
that will be presented to participants; safety is of the utmost importance to
Northern Rockies Fitness.
Two experienced guides will be present during the trip to provide support and
knowledge. An In-Reach Satellite communication device will be carried which
provides two-way messaging and contact to helicopter support in the unlikely
event an emergency situation occurs, and a local helicopter company will be
aware of our where about for the duration of the trip.
The mentality of the group on a trip like this is to enjoy ourselves and the
hike, to embrace the challenges and more importantly work together as a group
with no person left behind or feeling as they are slowing down the group.