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John Davis is seen from behind as he walks along a rocky dirt trail with his big pack on his back.

Born to Rewild, the Rough Cut

In this rough cut, award-winning adventure cinematographer Ed George captures some of wilderness ultra-trekker John Davis’s 5,000-mile human-powered journey from Sonora, Mexico to British Columbia through the Western Wildway. Photo: Kim Vacariu

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Mogollon Meandering: Guns, Cows and Roads

This is the third part in a four-part series about John Davis’ trek around the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. “These are the three big factors that make the Mogollon Plateau dangerous as a wildlife corridor. On the third day of my little scouting trip, this dubious threesome made me glad I had only two legs, else I suspect I’d have been shot.” Photo: U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

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Mogollon Meandering: Scouting Connections from Grand Canyon to Gila

This is the first part in a four-part series about John Davis’ trek around the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. “In TrekWest, we followed the Mogollon Plateau and Rim much of the way between the Gila wildlands complex in southwest New Mexico and the Grand Canyon wildlands complex in northern Arizona. So important is this wildlife corridor that after the trek, Wildlands Network and partners placed it on our list of Top 20 wildlife connections in the Western Wildway.”

A man sits on a rocky ledge that juts out over a small waterfall. Green trees surround the scene in the background.

PaseoWILD 2015: Into Thick Thorns

This is the third installment in a three-part series about the second PaseoWILD expedition in September 2015. “Day 5: Habitat remained safe for a roaming cougar, as we advanced up Shinumo Creek, though prey was not abundantly evident. We saw no clear cougar tracks but a perfect cast of a bobcat track in dried mud enhanced the feline atmosphere, along with the occasional sign of bighorn sheep, rodents, and a ring-tailed “cat” (really, raccoon family) or two.” Photo: Kristen M. Caldon

A man with his back to the camera climbs over a boulder lining a narrow river.

PaseoWILD 2015: Up Shinumo Creek

This is the second installment in a three-part series about the second PaseoWILD expedition in September 2015. “Day 3: As we resumed waiting on the beach, Kristen espied sheep. Through binoculars, we watched four bighorn sheep, a big ram leading three ewes to water then back up into the safety (for these agile beasts!) of steep rocks.” Photo: Kristen M. Caldon

A mountain lion looks straight at the camera in the close up shot of the lion's face.

PaseoWILD 2015: Down to the River

This is the first installment in a three-part series about the second PaseoWILD expedition in September 2015. “Paseo Wild II began safely enough for us but nervously for wildlife. Kahtoola founder Danny Giovale drove carefully, so we were fortunate to see—but not hit—many mule deer, a coyote, bluebirds, jays, and a northern harrier hawk…” Photo: Robin Silver

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Born to Rewild Sneak Peek

Take a sneak peek at Born to Rewild: Trekking the Western Wildway, the film documenting the amazing 5,000-mile, human-powered (bike, hike, horseback and paddle) expedition of outdoor adventurer and conservationist John Davis along a landscape that runs from Mexico to Canada, fraught with barriers yet also being miraculously stitched back together.

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TrekWest Blog 44: Thanks for a Successful Western Wildway Community Effort

We made it, friends! We traversed the Western Wildway: 5,000 miles with no major mishap or injury. If we can get a middle-aged, technologically challenged hiker with an ungodly appetite safely from Mexico to Canada, missing no public events and losing only 15 pounds, we can get a lineage of Gray Wolves or Grizzly Bears or Cougars the same distance. Photo: Karsten Heuer

Man with backpack hikes up a snowy mountainside with tall green trees and a mountain peak visible behind him.

TrekWest Blog 43: TrekWest in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front

TrekWest is has been accomplished. I am heading south by storm and vehicle in time for my friend’s wedding (Kenyon Fields is the lucky guy seen in previous blogs), but rest assured, I have much to share, and there will be a final blog forthcoming. Until then, please enjoy this blog from our gracious and passionate partner in conservation, Wendy Francis, Program Director, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Photo: Karsten Heuer