Mary Schäffer Warren (1861 – 1939) was 43 years old and recently widowed when she bucked Victorian-era conventions and reinvented herself as a mountain explorer, writer, and photographer.
Over a century later, outdoor writer and historian Meghan J. Ward is entering her forties with new questions about her identity and her relationship with adventure and the natural world.
The result is a documentary called “Wildflowers“.
Meghan and I discuss the upcoming film and the challenges, including fundraising, involved in producing it. We also talk about the recreation of a part Mary Schäffer Warren’s trip to Maligne Lake.