"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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December 1, 2017

December is dark. Days are short and the nights are long. And the dark nights get my attention. They spur memories of other dark nights. I'm not thinking about "dark nights of the soul"—as real as those can be. I'm just thinking about dark nights—and how we sometimes react to them.

October 1, 2017

In early October I set off with 8 colleagues on a professional adventure. It was 5 days of backcountry travel to (somehow) honor the model of St. Francis.

In early October I went backpacking with a group of 7 priests and 1 Bishop.

In early October I set off with 8 friends on a Pilgrimage.

All of the above.

It started as an adventure and became a pilgrimage. We started as colleagues and become friends. I started out believing I was a leader. I fell in step as a Follower—and that made all the difference.

I hate to admit that I’m not much of a follower. I tend to lead or I tend to go it alone. This is hard to admit because I do say that I am a Christian, and a Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. I’ll admit that I fear following because followers lack control. In some ways I have made much of my own life rather binary—you either lead or you get out of the way and go your own way. But in early October, with friends on a Pilgrimage, I was reminded of a different way to travel and, a...

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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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