“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

— John Muir

Hiking is a practice that can engage every part of ourselves: physical, mental, spiritual. In a time in which we seek to encapsulate experience with a selfie, a Facebook update, an Instagram post or a check off the bucket list, how can we deepen our relationship with nature in a way that allows us to deepen our relationship with ourselves?

Hiking invites us to venture out into the wilderness — not just as it exists “out there,” in some national park, but perhaps equally as much to the deeper wilderness of our own internal selves.

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