Ann Carey rediscovered the joys of backpacking in the Sierra Nevada more than 20 years ago on an Outward Bound trip for women, and has been exploring this vast range every year since then. She assisted on her first Sierra Club trip in 2012 and enjoys the challenges of an extended trip in the backcountry. Summits are her passion, but a high pass or open meadow hold equal beauty. As a leader, she encourages individuals and groups to take initiative and test their skills. When not in the mountains, she is an avid road cyclist and aspiring gardener, and a financial consultant to public agencies.