Category Archive: Vision Quest

Mar 20

Life in Canyonlands: the Utah Juniper

As I paddled down the Green River for the first time last summer, I vividly remember my wide eyes scanning the landscape for trees. Armed with only a hammock to sleep in, I wondered to myself, how am I going to sleep tonight if my sleep depends on me finding a tree to hang from? …

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Aug 05

Growing a Relationship Through Nature

If we consider what qualities make up a healthy relationship, communication, trust, and respect would certainly be at the top of list. But how many of us would include an appreciation of nature as a vital component in a relationship? Just in time for our Couple’s Quest Canoe Trip later this month, we’re examining why …

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Apr 15

Nature-Based Ceremony: Beyond Belief and Non-belief

As wilderness guides who do not promote either belief or non-belief in divine beings, it might be difficult to understand why we include self-initiated ceremony and ritual as an optional therapeutic modality in our work—particularly on our river-based wilderness fasts. What follows is a tiny sliver of why I think ceremonial consciousness matters, even in …

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