"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.

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early morning refelection by a wilderness lake
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June 1, 2018

"Let there be Light."

                                                                                                      --The Book of Genesis

June will bring the Summer Solstice.

We will talk about longer days and the way the light lingers, longer.

It's good talk.  The extra light is a recurring gift.  There was a time when for me that light meant more "efficiency."  I could stay at work longer and still get home in time to "do stuff."  Like mow the lawn.  I didn't want to waste the gift of Light. 

Yet underneath that adult drive toward efficiency was the kid who just loved longer days.  Longer days meant longer play. With light lingering, and no school on the horizon, there were evenings that stretched and stretched...

May 2, 2018

"When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."

                                                                                       "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry


Today I was gear-checking.  I gave in to the reality of seasonal change.  It's May 1, and while it snowed today I know that Winter is past.  So I tuned up...

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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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