Home Hiking Mindfulness and Spirituality Hardcore Hiking and Mindfulness with Jesse Fisher – G24070309

Hardcore Hiking and Mindfulness with Jesse Fisher – G24070309

Jul 14 – 20 2024

This class will be a unique blend of hiking with community building elements, mindfulness/yoga sessions, historical and geological information, and a sense of youthful play. We will be delving into what it means to hike hard to see amazing rock formations, expansive views, quiet places, all while being receptive to the stories of our fellow hikers and exploring how the desert’s magic can inspire change in us all. All hikes will be (at minimum) starting at an elevation of about 6,000ft or more. Most hikes will range between 3-6mi, but all will incorporate some challenging elements. Adjustments will happily be made if people feel uncomfortable, or need a break from longer, harder days to rest the legs.

Please consider this adventurous class if you are willing to:
–  hike up to 8mi in one day
–  comfortable with steep, crumbly, loose sandstone terrain
–  okay with exposed rock ledges; heights
–  able to scramble up short ledges (using hands and feet to climb vertical/semi-vertical sections


  • Jesse Fisher

    Jesse is a life-timer of the ranch, having visited every summer for several weeks since he was 6 months old. Growing up through the youth program has transformed Jesse’s world views and passions, one of which involves investing time in the ranch. Following the playful days of youth programming, Jesse did the Summer College Staff program as a youth programmer for four years, from 2012-2015, where most of his passion for the ranch and its people manifested. In 2017 he worked for the summer as Communications Coordinator, which mainly focused on capturing the stories of Ghost Ranch through digital media. Most recently, Jesse has assisted and led outdoor adventure programs and history tours for visiting school groups and adults.

    Jesse’s deep love and experience for Ghost Ranch is hard to find in a 26 year old. Being immersed in the landscape has left him yearning for more adventures, and allows his knowledge of the ‘hidden gems’ of the place to be un-matched. In his years of learning about the history, culture(s), and land, Jesse’s knowledge will permeate through any activity!