"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

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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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September 1, 2017


There is no doubt that I am infatuated with Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. And I am in love with the effort of traveling Sawtooth trails with teenagers.

I suppose I’d be in love with the experience of long trips regardless of the mountain range, but over the last 10 years, travleling many ranges and trails with High School students, I have seen the way the ragged ridge edges of the Sawtooths, and their high and clear lakes, reflect awe and wonder on so many young faces. And that’s what I’m looking for—awe and wonder. I want to see it in the faces of my traveling companions, and I want it for myself.

Frankly, awe and wonder will save us. And lacking it, we retreat to the false security of what is safe and familiar.

And so I keep going back to those mountains. I keep trying to get ot...

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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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