Fit Women’s Hike

Fit Women’s Hike

Are you ready for some time away from the office, from the laundry and dishes, or from the daily grind? Can you live without the amenities of home–like running water — to spend time in the wilderness?  Are you able to hike 3 miles with 30lbs on your back? 

Then, join Father Nathan and other women who are up for this adventure. We will be guided by COR Expeditions on this 3-day journey (Monday and Friday are travel days)  as you challenge yourself physically and mentally and discover your strength and desire to live life as God wants you to live.  We’ll travel to Monarch Pass on the Sawatch Range and hike up to our hut where we will bunk for 3 nights with a roof over our heads, but no other amenities like electricity or running water (we do have an out house though!).  

COR Expeditions will provide travel from SJI to the beginning of the hiking trail and from the end of the hiking trail back to SJI. All participants, SJI, and COR Expeditions staff will leave from SJI campus together.

Please arrive no later than 3:00 PM MST on Monday, July 22nd and please select departing flights after 5:00PM MST on Friday, July 26th. You are welcome to stay the night before and/or after at the Fatima House.


  • Please do not purchase your flights until we are 30 days out from the hike, thank you!
  • SJI shuttles will be provided from the Denver airport, Margaret Pluta will be in touch with more details about the shuttle as we get closer to July. 
  • Fatima House: Attendees are welcome to arrive a day early or depart a day late. Rooms in the Fatima House on SJI’s campus are available. Please reach out to Margaret Pluta to reserve a room. [email protected] 

Email [email protected] for more information.

Members of the Saint John Leadership Network, please reach out to Margaret Pluta regarding your potential membership discounts for this trip. If you are interested in becoming an SJLN member, please reach out to Lisa Odenbeck before signing up for this trip, as discounts may be immediately available for you: [email protected]

About the Saint John Leadership Network

An initiative of the Saint John Institute (SJI) that forms a bridge between the world of faith and the world of business. The Saint John Leadership Network will help you achieve greatness as a servant leader in your family, workplace, and local church community. Members have access to a weekly leadership formation call led by Father Nathan Cromly,  regional events, leadership retreats and seminars where Christ remains a focal point within the formation.

Dare something great for Christ and join this growing network of professionals!

Cancellation Policy

  • If we are required to cancel this event due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other unforseen circumstances, we will offer you a full refund. We regret, however, that we will not be able to reimburse you for a flight if you have already purchased one. We will do our best to let you know as early as possible.
  • If you have to cancel, we will offer a 100% refund until two weeks out from the retreat, and a 50% refund if you cancel within two weeks of the event. We will not be able to issue a refund if you cancel less than 48 hours from the start of the event.

The Saint John Institute is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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For more information about the Leadership Network, contact Lisa Odenbeck at [email protected]


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