"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
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & 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
Check out our introduction videos and get to know Andy and Linnea better. Why are they passionate about New Treks and adventure education? What makes them happy? How did they get here?