With co-guides Laura Whitney & Fletcher Tucker (www.wildtender.com)

Journey with us into the heart of Ojai’s Sespe Wilderness to uncover depths of connection to land, community and self.

Following the meandering course of one of California’s last wild and free rivers (the Sespe), we will enter into the ancient and culturally universal practice of pilgrimage. Like all great pilgrimages, ours will be one of body, heart, mind and spirit. We will carry only what we need, walk with presence and wonder, and gather meaning from our inner and outer landscapes.

Wildtender co-founder Fletcher Tucker will enrich our exploration with informal instruction on local natural history, nature connection, backpacking practice and wilderness skills. Ojai Foundation President, council carrier and ceremonial guide Laura Whitney will co-lead the pilgrimage facilitating daily council circles and guiding a variety of ceremonial, mindfulness and threshold practices for healing and transformation.

Our pilgrimage will begin and conclude on the beautiful, sacred land of The Ojai Foundation. We will start at the Piedra Blanca trailhead, and our footsteps will carry us to the Sespe Hot Springs and back again – a 19.5 mile round trip.

Fee and other details TBD.

To pre-register and for additional trip information contact Wildtender co-founder Noël Vietor at: info@wildtender.com.