"Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It's a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, 'A la sainte terre', 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them" - John Muir
Director of Marketing and Adventure Guide
"Man and nature belong together in their created glory - in their tragedy and in their salvation" - Paul Tillich
"When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps" -John Lennon
Assistant Director and Instructor
"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story."
"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from"
- Terry Tempest Williams