This week in Women in the Mountains, we sat down with director and filmmaker Analise Cleopatra. Cleopatra co-directed the short film ‘Pedal Through’ which explores the strength and healing that comes from pushing yourself in the outdoors. Alisa Geiser photo.
Even though her body was exhausted from her first day of pedaling the Three Sisters Three Rivers bikepacking route in Central Oregon, Analise Cleopatra couldn’t bring herself to fall asleep just yet. It was a crystal clear evening, the kind where you can spot almost any constellation in the sky. As an avid star watcher, Cleopatra positioned herself next to the lake to admire the view and photograph the night sky.
She wasn’t sure what to expect when she decided to go on her first-ever week-long bike packing trip—certainly not sparkling starscapes or breathtaking waterfalls. Up until this moment, she had never slept a night in a tent. Never explored