Author Archives: marilyn

Born to be wild

Backpacking or canoeing with your child, teen or young adult can be a very rewarding experience. Most parents who trek the backcountry with their offspring on a Big Wild Adventure share with us, at trips’ end, that it was one of the best weeks ever spent with their young.

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Take a walk on the wild side

Spring is in the air! A traditional time of rebirth, spring gets me thinking about personal renewal practices. Cognitive health experts agree that higher brain functioning requires down time. Indeed, hitting the reset button is essential to prepare the brain for more to come.

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Wild by nature

Being aware of the natural world is a trait shared by many of the folks who trek with us on our week-long backpacking and canoe trips. Whether it is a family making an initial connection with their national park lands, such as Yellowstone, or return clients reconnecting with a favorite ponderosa pine forest, red rock […]

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever or wild thing, you make my heart sing

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on my loves and passions. A consistent love since early childhood has been wild places and their wild life. At a very young age I had a profound experience in Yosemite National Park. I was alone in a cathedral forest looking at long shafts of sparkling light […]

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