Muir Trek is a contemplative experience for a small group of 6-12 adults who wander through a wild place from sunrise to sunset, taking with them a curiosity for life’s marvels and an openness to what will be revealed as the planet turns into the light of its sun-star. Cares and worries, watches and phones are left behind.
There are seven steps in becoming a certified leader of Muir Treks: 1) You must participate in one of the institute’s Muir Trek Leadership Workshops. This 3 ½ day session will provide you with the information and background you will need to lead your own trek. (Though it is always better to have experienced a Muir Trek before this workshop, it is not necessary, as you will participate in a trek during the training.) 2) After the Leadership Workshop, you will need to purchase a Muir Trek Leader’s Kit from the institute. Unfortunately, this is a separate step in the process (and another expense), but if you should decide after the workshop that you do not want to lead these experiences, you will not have invested in all the necessary materials. 3) You will need to maintain an Affiliate membership in the institute. This is the only way the institute can keep track of who is offering treks and to communicate with them about updates and refresher sessions. The first year of this membership is included in the cost of the Muir Trek Leader’s Kit.