Higher Rock Wilderness Adventures
What has been lost as we have found ourselves immersed in the details and demands of our synthetic lives? What has been passed over in the frantic rush to get to the other side of wherever it is that we are now? Much.
Life is constantly being reduced and routinized into a series of sequential activities that are related, not so much by a clarifying vision as by their proximity on an already overly committed calendar.Â Higher Rock Wilderness Adventures is a ministry of our church that extends an invitation to busy lives.
The invitation is to leave the place of the sure and settled life, to divest from the predictable familiarity that glazes the soul, andâ€”if only for a weekâ€”rediscover the cadence of simplicity, centeredness and a renewed spirituality that comes from time spent in the wilderness.
WHY THE WILDERNESS?
To form our identities, to face our weaknesses,
to confront the challenge of who we are not,
and to triumph through love, sweat, and prayers
over the obstacles of who we are.
We go to the wilderness because sometimes
a journey away can help us...
...with the journey home.
Trip Leader: Steve Harrington
Steve Harrington has been leading wilderness adventure trips for the past 29 years. He is an instructor for both the National Outdoor Leadership School and Outward Bound, and is a certified climbing supervisor by the American Mountain Guides Association. He holds advanced wilderness first-aid certifications from both the Wilderness Medical Institute and the National Ski Patrol and is a Master Educator for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Steve wrote his doctoral thesis on the power of wilderness adventure trips to transform life.