Wilderness Outreach has provided Catholic Men an environment to step away from their daily life to examine and discern their mission and duty. The days during a Wilderness Outreach expedition are filled with rugged physical labor. In partnership with the United States Forest Service, the men of Wilderness Outreach build new hiking trails, and restore existing hiking trails. This work includes the removal of fallen trees, rock excavation, and natural drainage restoration. All of the work is performed with hand tools. This tangible work is a reflection of the inner spiritual work of clearing the path toward God and developing a holier life. With Worship and Work becomes: Ora Et Labora. Since 2006 Wilderness Outreach has significantly grown and has created the following impact: 

  • 46 and counting expeditions
  • 150+ miles of trails restored/built
  • 500 Men transformed