Wild Adventures

Where your Wild soul takes refuge...
to awaken, re-charge, and inspire

Wild Institute trips pull it all together—the beauty and peace of a Wild place, the camaraderie with other Wild souls; and the deepening and delighting in your own Wild spirit.

Now is that moment. Given all the upheaval in the world, it is a good year to carve out some time for Wild places with Wild companions. The natural world calls us to be focused on the present, soaking up the beauty, physicality, and stillness that is unique to wilderness travel.

While my speaking schedule limits my ability to offer multiple trips, each year I make sure to preserve time to guide a few special trips.  Since 1983, I’ve had the great privilege of guiding women into the wilderness, getting to witness the transformations that take place:  the belly laughs and the fun; the deep conversations and quiet recognition as women come home to themselves;  the peace, sense of belonging and fun; and the reverence, reciprocity, and beauty—inside and out—that unfolds when we travel in Wild places.

Come on your own, bring a companion, or plan a custom trip.  I look forward to traveling with you.


Chris Heeter

  Wild Trips

Ready to step outside, feed your soul, and restore your Wild spirit?  Wild Institute trips take you home in the best sense of the word.  Canoeing, hiking, sea kayaking, or dogsledding, all trips have several things in common:

  • Treading lightly and lovingly in beautiful Wild surroundings
  • Deep conversations and deeper belly laughs
  • Using your body, feeling your strength
  • Poetry and native flute to wake you and awaken you throughout the trip
  • Finding a sense of belonging again in the natural world
  • New or renewed connections with your traveling companions
  • Space… from hectic schedules, instant messages, and all things electronic

Wild Women’s Adventure Trips

Wild Women on the Water:

Dogs ready to go dogsledding

Wild Women in the Snow:
Dogsledding Adventure

Custom Trips for Your Next Adventure

Custom Trips

  • We specialize in women’s trips and on occasion put together mixed trips for families, friends, or work groups
  • Many locations and activities are available, primarily canoeing, sea kayaking, hiking, dog-sledding, and winter get-aways; familiar stomping grounds include the Boundary Waters, Wisconsin River, Wabakimi Provincial Park, Northeastern Minnesota, Southeastern Utah, the Porcupine Mountains, and more
  • Only a few slots are open each year, it’s first come, first served—we find a date that works for everyone, get people on board and excited, and craft a Wild trip
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