Which Way Is North
Connecting Communities to Nature for Health and Happiness

A Six-Month, 3000-Mile "Hike it Forward" Expedition,
A Mission to "Pay it Forward" to Underserved and Diverse Communities

In the Footsteps of John Muir

John Muir has been called a patron saint of nature and the Father of national parks. At age 50, Muir climbed Mount Rainier to highlight the importance of nature and America’s wild places. His efforts led to the creation of the National Park Act and an increased awareness of the value of nature for all people.

Expedition: Hike it Forward

                             2017 Expedition

Following in Muir’s footsteps, John Colver, Mountain Guide and author of Fit By Nature and Fit to Climb, will set off in March 2017 on a six-month, 3000-mile expedition connecting the forests, wilderness and mountains of the western United States. The journey will include summit climbs of the highest peaks in California, Oregon and Washington, as well as the two highest peaks in the lower 48 states - all while walking along the US National Trail System from the Southern to Northern USA borders.

Book: Display the Iconic Beauty of Nature

Evoking the spirit of John Muir, this book will explore the beauty of iconic peaks, deserts, forests, parks and trails through the lens of a modern day hiker. Drawing comparisons to the time when John Muir experienced, and secured protection for, these wild places - and to present day - this work aims to observe the timeless beauty of the magnificent lands.

Mission: Pay it Forward to Underserved and Diverse Communities

We are all discovering that Nature’s beauty is home, a necessity - a continuous fountain of life. 

Which Way is North is a celebration of America's natural places and a call to action to work together to bring underserved and diverse communities closer to nature for health and happiness.

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