Wanted: Your Stories of Extraordinary Walks in the Wild

In 2017, we launched an adventure presentation series to celebrate extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures in the wilds of the world. Three years in, we've hosted 12 well-attended presentations about walks in extraordinary locations in the US and around the globe - all by Mountaineers members! We know there are more wild-walkers among us - please bring us your stories to include in the series!
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Foothills Branch Chair & Super Volunteeer
December 11, 2019

In 2017, our Seattle and Foothills Hiking Committees jointly launched a new adventure presentation series to celebrate extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures  in the wilds of the world. Three years and 12 well-attended presentations later, our audiences have seen amazing photos, heard incredible stories, and learned how to plan their own adventures to international trekking and backpacking destinations  from other Mountaineers members. And we're looking for more Mountaineers to volunteer to share their stories!

The Walking the Wild series has taken us to Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, and New Zealand, to ones closer to home like the John Muir Trail, the Wind River Range, and the Pacific Northwest Trail. In 2020 we're hosting talks about backpacking Oregon's Eagle Cap wilderness, Nepal's Everest Basecamp trek,  Arizona's Grand Canyon, and more! 

We know there are many more Mountaineers members who have adventured on foot far and wide, and we heartily invite you to share your stories in the series!

have your own story from an extraordinary adventure on foot? 

Have high quality photos or video to tell the tale? Ready to add the maps and descriptive detail and logistics ‘how-tos’ to help others plan their own life-list trip? Then we’d love to have you share your story at one of our Walking the Wild events! Complete the application form, and your adventure may well be on its way to becoming someone else’s dream experience!