Waterfall Paradise 2014

Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon, Sedona

Your Unforgettable, Phone-Free, Coed Trip
May 3-10, 2014

Registration now CLOSED


Want to make sure you get into the May 2015 trip?

You can! Be one of the first 8 people
to make a $50 fully refundable “reserve my spot” deposit.
All others will go onto a waiting list.
2015 trip dates are May 2-9.



Canyon Experience
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Experience a week of nature
  • Enjoy self-contained camping
  • Hike further than you thought possible
  • Gain empowerment
Essential Facts
  • Group size: 6-8 individuals
  • Food: freeze-dried meals and restaurants
  • Tent lodging: 4 nights
  • Hotel lodging: 3 nights

Welcome to Your Big, Phone-Free Adventure!

Life just got exciting! Join Julie for the most spectacular camping trip possible in the United States, without your phone. Yes, without your phone! And with clean compost toilets and a fresh water pump.

Relish the raw beauty of the magnificent canyon, bask in your sense of empowerment, and enjoy the inspiring downtime. Refresh your body in cool water pools below the most stunning waterfalls in the United States. Visit the unique nature playgrounds of Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona for a day! Learn from Julie’s wisdom and skills based on 30 years of camping and hiking experience.

Change your life by coming on this trip! Or just come for FUN!

This is a coed trip.

View Itinerary

View 2013 Trip Photos


“We still catch ourselves smiling from ear to ear as we think about our recent Grand Canyon Adventure! The photos we have from the trip are amazing … but they can’t compare to the memories. A week in the great outdoors was exactly what we needed after a fast-paced, stress-filled year. Julie’s knowledge and experience provided the confidence and peace of mind to just go for it! She also provides the training plan to get you ready for it. This is a trip of a lifetime!”

Diana, 2013 Backpacker

“I was in awe of the beauty of the land and waterfalls at Supai and surrounding areas. It was also a very good experience in overcoming fears. Some of the climbs were a little intense but so worth the effort. Sedona was beautiful and the climb at Catherdral Rock was amazing. I would tell anyone that is interested to sign up for this trip. It’s one you will never forget. Julie is a great guide.”

Dave, 2013 Backpacker

Gear and Training Talks

Join Julie for regularly-scheduled conference calls in August, October, January, and February where you’ll talk shop.



Eligibility conversation – Participation eligibility and your enjoyment are based on: › fitness level › ability to adapt to unexpected challenges › ability to embrace weather uncertainties › your desire for adventure rather than a pampered vacation › agreement to arrive without your phone › doctor’s release

Julie wants you to come home from this trip happy and understands this adventure is not for everyone. To assess whether you will enjoy the challenges and rewards associated with the trip, Julie will discuss the trip with you prior to applying. Please contact Julie at 414-305-3113 to talk.

Application form – Please download the application form, complete, include a deposit of $600 (payable to Next Step Goals), and mail to the following address.

Next Step Goals
1830 N. 72nd St.
Wauwatosa, WI   53213

Medical Form

Each applicant will need to fill out a short medical form with their doctor and receive his or her consent to participate.


$2480* Dbl. Occupancy, $2760* Single   Includes airfare

* A surcharge for increases in airfare is possible.


Tangibles include:

Airfare and baggage fees, ground transportation, hotels, national park and reservation fees, food, personalized duffel bag, conference-call-based gear and training discussions, winter training plan, and advice tailored to your lifestyle.

Intangibles include:

Renewed energy and health gained through freedom from life’s obligations, lifetime achievement, rockin’ new sense of self, an awesome level of fitness, new friends!


Your Guide: Julie

Welcome to my trip! Starting with a modest overnight solo biking trip at age 16, I’ve hitchhiked to Alaska, done mountain survival training in Norway, and hiked up mountains in Africa, South America, and New Zealand. As a Wilderness First Responder, I can provide help in an emergency. I teach hikers a wide range of preventative practices to minimize the risk of injury or sickness.

My trips are phone-free because a person experiences nature best when their focus shifts away from daily life. I carry both a cell phone and satellite phone in case of emergency either in Arizona or back at home.


Contact Julie for further info: 414-305-3113 or coachjulie@nextstepgoals.com

“Lit by the Stars, Not by the iPad”

Once you read this USA Today article, you’ll be clamoring to get to the Canyon! Read It


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