Murphy Robinson (he/they) is the founder of Mountainsong Expeditions and the co-founder of Dandelion Housing Project.


Queer-centric Community

As a queer and trans outdoor skills instructor, Murphy is skilled at creating spaces where people of all genders can experience empowerment, belonging, and connection.  He has been working in outdoor leadership and wilderness guiding since 2005.


Radical Animist Spirituality

Murphy has been facilitating earth-based spiritual circles since 2001, and his spiritual perspective has been influenced by Starhawk, Lyla June, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Davids Abrams, Diana Paxson, and many others.

At Mountainsong Expeditions, we make space for spirituality in all our outdoor pursuits. After much demand, we also now offer a spirituality-focused program called Way of the Weaver.


Home & Activism

Murphy lives in a mountainside Tiny House in Abenaki Territory (Vermont, USA) with their devoted dog and opinionated cat.

They’ve served as a street medic at Standing Rock (#NoDAPL), the Treaty People Gathering and Treaties Not Tarsands (#StopLine3), as well as May Day, BLM, anti-nuclear, and transgender rights actions in Vermont. Weaving decolonial perspectives and gender-expansive frameworks into their teaching is a part of their everyday activism.



Murphy trained as a Level 2 archery coach with USA Archery in 2014, and has been teaching archery ever since. They shoot traditional, compound, and crossbow archery. While peaceful time on their woodland archery range is the heart of their practice, they also enjoy running archery, horseback archery, and bowhunting.



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