Angie Corwin – My Gratitude Project

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Time & Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30)

Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road.

After two years riding an emotional roller coaster, Angie Corwin decided she had had enough stinking thinking polluting her mind and impacting her life. With five weeks off from work, she took to the road to explore three states she has spent little time in before – Utah, Colorado and Wyoming – in hopes of finding gratitude for this thing called life. And it worked!

Angie visited four National Parks; two National Monuments; rock climbed in each state including Joe’s Valley, Vedauvoo, and Ten Sleep; hiked many lesser known trails and camped on a lot of BLM and Forest Service land. Angie will talk about what it’s like to be female and travel alone, how she managed cleanliness, and tips and tricks for living out of a car or van. Join Angie as she recreates for you her physical, emotional and spiritual journey through photos of unique landscape, wild flowers and lots of selfies.

Angie was born in Ashland Oregon and spent a short stint in Arizona before moving to California, where her family has lived up and down the state since she was young. Rock climbing captivated both Angie and her father who began climbing together 20 years ago in Southern California. Together they navigated the sport without gyms and very few guide books for local crags. Always one for encouraging her to push her limits, Angie’s father made a deal with her that if she could complete her first 11a, the classic Planet of the Apes route in Malibu Creek State Park in three months, then he would give her a car. With very few minutes to spare, Angie made it to the top and got her car!

Over the years, Angie’s motivation for rock climbing, camping and general adventuring has shifted in many directions but has always been a big contributor to her sense of self. Angie has rock climbed in 11 states and Thailand and believes that each place is amazing in its own way. In 2005, she traveled around the country rock climbing for three months. This was the first time she traveled alone and now makes a point to do a solo trip each year.

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