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2017 Expedition and Book

In the Footsteps of a Saint

• 3,000 Miles • Mexico to Canada • Mount Whitney • Mount Shasta • Mount Hood • Mount Adams • Mount Rainier • Pacific Crest Trail • John Muir Trail • Timberline Trail • Mountains to Sound Greenway • John Muir Way • Ending at birthplace of John Muir in Dunbar, Scotland

2017 Expedition: In the Footsteps of John Muir

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 Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, part of the the US National Trail System from the Southern to Northern USA borders.
After climbing Mt. Rainier, John will lead a celebration hike from Mt. Rainier to Seattle to raise awareness for Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust's efforts to preserve the iconic 1.5 million-acre greenway in central Washington.
The Expedition capstone event will be a coast-to-coast hike across Scotland on the John Muir Way trail and finishing at John Muir's birthplace in Dunbar.

In the Footsteps of a Saint
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.

For Expedition information, please contact Bobbi Raine:


Mountains to Sound
Greenway Trust
Acts on John Muir's Legacy to Conserve 1.5-Million Acres

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We are excited to support the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to protect and preserve an iconic 1.5 million-acre landscape of pristine forest lands and wilderess, between Seattle and Central Washington, in a rapidly urbanizing area. 
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust works to conserve and enhance the landscape, while ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. To establish a landscape supported by a broad cross-section of society, working together as an effective coalition to preserve this heritage for all diverse generations. 

Learn more about their great work at Mountains To Sound Greenway 

The future assured: Youth Nature Programs in the Mountains to sound greenway

The future assured: Youth Nature Programs in the Mountains to sound greenway