is co-founder of Wildtender. A devoted student and teacher of California natural history, awareness traditions, ancestral skills and wisdom, and trail-craft/ backpacking practice, Fletcher is committed to re-connecting human beings in body, mind, and spirit with wild nature and our non-human relations.
Embark on a rare and transformational journey through the majestic and seldom-traveled backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the sacred coastal grounds and healing waters of Esalen. Among the fleeting gifts of Spring – free-flowing creeks, boundless wildflower fields, and vibrant wildlife – immerse in nature with an intimate wandering village, practicing awareness and community, and learning fundamental skills to feel at home on the earth.
This workshop is a partnership between Esalen and Wildtender, an organization that offers immersive outdoors excursions that establish intimacy with place, build earth-based skills, facilitate healing, and gather wisdom from the land and its many inhabitants. During this Wildtender Pilgrimage, you'll spend April 1-4 hiking and camping in Big Sur's Ventana wilderness. On Friday April 5, you'll arrive at Esalen and spend the weekend there. Esalen is sponsoring the weekend portion only.