TrailMasters is a men's online social network founded by Phil Herzog (Seattle) and John Davies (Alaska) with a focus on leadership, character development and charity. When you sign up you automatically become an official TrailMaster -- free -- instantly connecting you with like-minded men who are endeavoring to do and be their very best selves. Through podcasts, videos, blogs and newsletters you get thought-provoking insights from some of the most successful business leaders, outdoorsmen, fitness experts, rock-climbers, style icons and more -- guys with a passion for excellence in all aspects of their lives.
Click on the ABOUT section to learn about the pillars that make up a man, the ones we seek to strengthen and fortify in our quest to be true TrailMasters.
All of us go through seasons of drought. Those times are usually painful, but they're often filled with valuable learnings.
Maybe you're in a season like that right now. If so, there's never been a better time to do a reset, to lock arms with other like-minded men who, despite their age or circumstance, can face their most productive and rewarding years ahead.
The quest for character is one of the hallmarks of the TrailMasters organization. As Samuel Smiles so eloquently stated in 1881, "Character is one of the greatest motive powers in the world. In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms, for it exhibits man at his best.
"The best sort of character cannot be formed without effort. There needs the exercise of constant self-watchfulness, self-discipline, and self-control. There may be much faltering, stumbling, and temporary defeat; difficulties and temptations manifold to be battled with and overcome; but if the spirit be strong and the heart be upright, no one need despair of ultimate success. The very effort to advance—to arrive at a higher standard of character than we have reached—is inspiring and invigorating; and even though we may fall short of it, we cannot fail to be improved by every honest effort made in an upward direction."