“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir

Why Wilderness

Uninhabited. Primitive. Untamed. What is the wilderness and why do we need it? How does it impact us both in the physical world and spiritually?
The US Forest Service has designated areas around the country as “wilderness areas” which means those areas are protected from human interference. In these areas, mechanization is prohibited, including drones and chainsaws. We run trips in the Weminuche Wilderness, which is the largest wilderness area in Colorado at almost half a million acres. Wilderness areas are important because they provide habitat for native species, protect water and air quality, and provide places for people to experience relatively unimpacted areas of the natural world.
Wilderness is not only important in the physical world, but it is important for us spiritually. In the Bible, the wilderness is a place full of challenges and difficulties where people encounter God. We believe that the wilderness is still a formative place where people can experience God. Through hike days and backpack trips, we bring campers into the wilderness so they can enjoy creation and God’s goodness!

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