The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.

Terry Tempest Williams

Audio Narrative and “Visual-Audio” essays document impressions for an immersive experience, almost like a conversation. Consequently, the listener becomes a participant in the act of discovery, the decision-making and the myriad emotions activated by long distance walking. Thanks to John Reamer and Associates for their generous support in the making of the Te Araroa essays and Peeps of the PCT series.


I didn't always find soulful campsites on the Te Araroa.
We suffer thru-hiking for the transcendent, and appreciate it more because of our suffering.
I met Joshua on Flat Iron Ridge in Lassen National Park building a fire break with hand tools.
Judy met a guy with a much lighter tent while hiking the Appalachian Trail and it was not a
The need for a lighter tent that wasn't a "coffin" led Judy Gross to design and make her own.
Melinda and Henry planned to hike the PCT from south to north, but came across deep snow and dangerous river crossings in the Sierra, so flipped up north to Washington and headed south to meet the spot where they left off.
It takes courage to change directions mid-stream.
He was the youngest solo thru-hiker on the PCT, but still couldn't finish the pancakes.
Taking a walk in early spring and thinking about the coming limits to our freedom to move.
A late winter walk at Lake Maria State Park filled with bird song and melting ice.
Rounded edges of 1950's cars appear like faces crowding the lot on a summer's eve.
Home is a good place, especially when you have love, memories and hobbies surrounding you.
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead
The chorus of birds on both the Te Araroa and the Pacific Crest Trail were glorious. Hear them for yourself!
Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most
Walking is also an ambulation of mind.Gretel Ehrlich Today I'll present my first talk about my epic hikes. I was
...you’re the author of your own story, honey, so take your time telling it. revise. revise, and revise some more.
It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an
Wherever we travel to, the wonderful people we meet become our family.Lailah Gifty Akita Last night I had vivid dreams
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The volume’s turned up at William O’Brien as I take a half-day’s walk on muddy trails, ears open to the
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