Wild Adventures

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Now is that moment. Given all the upheaval in the world, it is especially important to carve out time in 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.

In addition to our annual women’s dogsledding trip, we offer custom trip opportunities throughout the year.  In a nutshell, you come to us with a group ready for an adventure, and together we design your trip. Throughout the decades, The Wild Institute has specialized in women’s trips. And while most of our custom trips continue to be groups of women friends, we do occasionally lead families and other mixed groups.

Because it’s your custom trip, it can be designed any number of ways, from a fun get-away, to a more themed trip focusing on leadership (a business write-off??) or perhaps turning our gaze to living a more Wildly authentic life.

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:
River Canoeing

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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Contact us today and schedule your next adventure.