Company History and Vision
The Wildland Trekking Company was founded in 2005 by Brad Ball, Steve Cundy, and Scott Cundy, all long-time guides and outdoor enthusiasts. Steve and Brad worked together as state foresters in Northern New Mexico in the late 90's, and it was while driving around inspecting timber sales in the San Juan Mountains that the dream of starting a guide company was hatched. Several years later, in 2005, the company was officially formed in a partnership that also included Scott, Steve's brother.
The dream was to start a business doing what we loved, to provide a workplace where guides could do what they loved, and to introduce as many people as possible to the wonder, adventure and joy of hiking and backpacking in America's national parks and wild lands. We ran our first official Wildland Trekking backpacking trip in 2006, and it's been full speed ahead ever since.
Wildland Trekking Today
Today we accommodate more than 4,000 guests annually. We operate hiking and backpacking tours in more than a dozen parks and wilderness areas in 7 different states. We run a variety of "trip styles" including hiking tours, backpacking trips, llama-supported treks, and ski and snowshoe tours. We employ more than 80 staff and have three offices in Arizona, Montana and California. And we donate more than $40,000 annually to conservation and non-profit efforts worldwide.
Vision for the Future
Our goal is to continue to reach more and more people through our hikes, and to introduce them to what for us is an essential part of a life well-lived: connection with the natural world. Our specific vision is to enrich 10,000 people's lives annually through exceptional hiking experiences in America's national parks and wilderness areas.