"To Journey without being changed is to be a nomad.

To change without a journey is to be a chameleon.

To journey and be transformed by the journey is to be a Pilgrim."

– Mark Nepo

Where Could You Go?

Who Could You Become?

Imagine Adventure and Challenge and Faith

Imagine Community and Service and Growth

Imagine Vision and Purpose and Change



Our Mission at Pilgrim Trekking is Awe and Wonder and Community.

To Learn More and Get Started Visit Purpose and People and Places

jumpinng into a clear, clean wilderness lake
early morning refelection by a wilderness lake
breaking of the bread

September 1, 2018

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. "                                                          

                               —T.S. Eliot


There are certain places to which I have to return.  It's not nostalgia or the lure of escaping the present by burrowing into some happy memory.  It's the need to ground; to be at home; to feel and know what can only be known in a particular place. Sometimes a certain place, a cer...

July 1, 2018

"When the days seemed fulfilled, he set his face for Jerusalem."

                                                                                                      --The Gospel of Luke

Jesus was on the road.  All the time.

No matter what we might feel about the historical accuracy of the Jesus stories, what seems overwhelmingly clear is that he traveled.  He moved.  He covered ground.

I know I will soon be moving too. When July arrives I will be more on the trail than behind the wheel or at a desk. I will point myself in a direction and go. I love to use maps to find my way and I have become a big fan of using GPS to track and plan my trips.  I love live checking my pace and location, and there is a some true satisfcation that come...

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Bill Harper, the founder and director of Pilgrim Trekking, has been working with young people in the wilderness for three decades. As an Episcopal Priest Bill developed a parish-based wilderness program for the young people in his own parish, a program that has changed and sustained parish youth for 20 years…


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