Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Chilcotin Holidays

A taste of freedom


Have you ever dreamt of being free, that your body entirely feels that sense of freedom with no limits? I have dreamt of this and now I can say I know what it's like for real. It's awesome. When I'm riding, it's like I was entering a new world, a world where my thoughts are the only limits. Right now I'm writing these words from my saddle, looking at the most beautiful landscapes up in Eldorado. All I can here is my own breathing, my horse steps and the water running down the valley. This is not only a great feeling, being closer to nature gives me a sense of accomplishment. Wilderness can be scary, thinking of all the wild running free but now that I understand my environment better I know I'm safe. Wolves, bears and cougars are watching me and sometimes I wish I could see them more, but I am the guest here and my respect is to leave them alone. Whenever I get to see one I know it's a gift and I appreciate it as it is.

This is probably my last trip here, I look around trying to picture it for ever and make sure I never forget this adventure. I don't know how much this will impact my life but I have a feeling it will in many ways. I've always trusted my gut instincts and this proves once again I should keep listening to myself. Being free is a gift, it's something people are still fighting for in some countries today but I discovered it is also a set of mind. I could be safe and stay at the same place, with the people I love but instead I go away pushing my limits, creating new comfort zones and challenging myself more and more. Society gives me the freedom to come here but my mind actually puts in into reality. I have quit smoking since I am at the ranch and I think I have found a new addiction: freedom!

- Celina, France

Chilcotin Holidays

About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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