What is Wilderness Trek?
Wilderness Trek is a 46 year old nonprofit that uses outdoor adventure to train disciples and build leaders. The basecamp is just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, at around 8,000 ft. and is located among aspen, pinion pines and ponderosa pine trees. With 2,500 acres of private land and over 2 million acres of public land at their disposal, they lead adventure and training activities on both private and public land. They are a licensed backcountry guide service with the National Forest Service, National Parks Service and Bureau of Land Management as well as the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. Learn more at https://www.wildernesstrek.org/.
How many students will participate?
This trip is designed for 15-25 students per session.
Where are we staying?
Students, faculty and staff stay at the Glorieta Camps basecamp with bunk room lodging.
What level of physical fitness is required for this program?
Wilderness Trek recommends the following: “Hiking in the mountains, backpacking, rappelling, rock climbing and many of the events we offer require participants to challenge themselves. Doing anything at 8,000-12,000 ft. to people from lower elevations is sometimes difficult. We recommend people start walking, working out or being active before their trip and be “in shape.” If you cannot walk three miles without stopping on flat ground, you will most likely struggle with a 40-60 lb. backpack at altitude on uneven ground. While we strive to make every trip attainable for “the average person” and keep our activities appropriate, the reality is that some people underestimate the challenge and struggle. Traveling through the mountains is hard (That’s the point!). Wilderness Trek is not for everyone, but for those wanting a challenge, it is a life changing experience.”
How do I get to Glorieta Camps?
Students are responsible for transportation to and from Santa Fe. Students may choose to drive directly to the camp location or fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. A shuttle to and from the airport will be provided.
What do I need to bring to Santa Fe?
Wilderness Trek provides all backpacking equipment and gear needed. Accepted students will receive a detailed packing list closer to the departure date.