This is a 6-day backpacking adventure (8 days with travel) for Men who have a loved one in active substance use. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the wonder of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, challenging yourself to a week-long backpacking adventure that is sure to be a life-long memory!
Wild Hearts will provide all necessary equipment, food for the week and guides. We will also provide transportation out there and back, some training before the trip. Participants will be responsible for bringing appropriate clothing and food/money for food on the way there and back.
This backpacking trip will be done as a complete group, moving at the pace necessary for the whole group. We will be tenting in group tents, we will be cooking together and we will have the opportunity to summit a 14,000'+ peak if conditions permit.
This trip is for anyone looking for a mountain adventure! This promises to be an amazing adventure for those who are up for some mountain fun!
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I started Wild Hearts because of a longing to reach out to those who have struggled with substance abuse and other destructive life choices to help them rebuild relationships with their families and with God. My desire to do this through wilderness experiences comes from a life-long love of the outdoors nurtured by my parents’ many family camping and canoeing trips. I now share this passion with my wife of 40 years, Pam and our four children, Diana, Andy, Jake and Nikki. I am also blessed with 10 grandchildren that I can share the beauty of God’s creation with!
I am an experienced outdoorsman and have led numerous trips to the Rocky Mountains, the BWCA, St. Croix River, the Appalachian Trail and many of our state parks and forests. Along with wilderness adventures, I love kayaking, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, CrossFit workouts, watching movies and playing the occasional video game. I am also a commissioned pastor with Breakthrough Ministries.