In May - June 2017, I went on a trip with NOLS in the Alaskan backcountry. 
The first two weeks was kayaking in the Prince William Sound; where we kayaked 94 nautical miles (about 110 miles), walked on a glacier in rubber boots, and saw too many otters, seals, and eagles to count.

Second was backpacking through the Southern Talkeetna Range north-east of Palmer. There we hiked 64 miles on and off trail. Bushwhacking, ascending peaks, and watching a moose go for a swim are just a few of the amazing things we did.

These four weeks were some of the most challenging weeks of my life, but I could not imagine having not experienced them. The people that I met and the things that we accomplished together will be with me for the rest of my life.