There’s nothing quite like connecting with nature. Sometimes one must take a break from city life, artificial problems, and infrastructures, go out into the woods and feel like an animal.
Sometimes we want to go out into the wild and think about that primal freedom again. And that’s all very possible.
People with yards and groves on their property can set up chairs and fire pits of their own to camp out whenever they like.
For everyone else, there are nature trails and hiking paths that go through nature while remaining on the safe side of human law and order.
And when people travel too far from that safety, nature takes them back.
Maureen Kelly felt the need to disconnect, but she may have gone too far back in 2013 when a nature hike escalated into a “naked spiritual quest.”
The “naked” part is literal, and the “spiritual quest” is questionable.
Whatever she set off to find with nothing separating her from mother nature, it’s unknown if she found it, and she has not been seen since.
he disappeared that day, lost in the woods, maybe on purpose, or most likely not.
10 /10 Wild Girl
Maureen Leianuhea “Anu” Kelly was a 19-year-old from Vancouver, Washington.
Though not a lot is known about her private life, she was in some way attached to nature.
Growing up in Washington state will do that. It’s a place with plenty of vibrant forests and walking trails, plenty to get hooked on, and the sensation of being absorbed by nature.
Where she got the idea of a “naked spiritual quest” is unknown.
9 /10 Spirit Quest
On June 9th of, 2013, Maureen went camping at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest with a group of friends.
They were enjoying the day out, walking around and sitting by their campsite, when Maureen got her idea.
She told her friends she was going off on her quest – something she’d talked to them about for some time – and got ready.
She stripped off all her clothes, including her shoes, and only kept a fanny pack over her waist with a compass, matches, and utility knives. She entered the woods and never returned.