Our water adventure trips are ideal for women new to canoe camping or long time paddlers who want to just show up and have all the details taken care of. You do not need any canoeing or camping experience for the trip. We’ll show you how to paddle easily through the faster current, or take time to play in the waves.
I look forward to traveling with you.
Mostly, we’ll paddle, relax, immerse ourselves in native flute and poetry, conversation and belly laughs, cook over a fire and camp along the river’s edge, while listening to the sounds of the river.
The focus on this trip is not about pushing yourself beyond limits or learning that you can handle stressful situations—you already know that, and you probably practice it every day.
Rather, this trip is designed as an exploration inside and out. A chance to truly unplug, remove distractions, and step into a place that calls you to be Wildly Present, with a playful spirit and with other Wild women to share your journey.
Wild Women on the Water:
If it’s time to take stock of your “one wild and precious life” (Mary Oliver, a favorite poet,), then it’s a good time to head to a Wild and Scenic river, paddle, camp, really truly exhale, sleep on the ground, watch the sunset, use your body, listen to frogs and whippoorwills, and be in the company of other fine Wild women. Come alone or with a friend, either way, everyone on the trip will share this desire to give their Wild spirits a little elbow room in their lives.
River canoeing is both peaceful and playful, with some riffles (not big enough to be called whitewater) to focus your attention from time to time. Perfect for beginners or long-time paddlers, we camp along the shore (picnic tables, fire pit, latrine toilet) and follow the current downstream. Expect a range of deep conversation and raucous belly laughs; silence and simplicity; physicality and stillness; poetry and native flute; and always, the power and beauty of the natural world as our companion and teacher.
Trip fee is all inclusive from the river (amazing meals, all equipment, car shuttle, Chris Heeter and friends as your guides).
- 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