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Apply for a 2023 guided trip starting December 13
Meet the guide team
We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking
Get lost out there!
New 11-day trips in Utah, Alaska, California, and Washington
For 2023 guided trips. Apply starting on December 13.
With the help of an all-star guide team, I offer education-focused and adventurous trips in the West, Alaska, Appalachians, and Pacific Northwest. We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking. Since 2011 we have run 228 trips with nearly 1,800 clients.
New to backpacking, or getting back into it after a long hiatus. There is a "right" way to backpack: have the gear, supplies, and skills that are appropriate for your objective and your conditions. What do I mean by that? Follow my road map to save time and money.
I'm an outdoor athlete, writer, and guide. In my twenties I hiked 30,000+ miles from sea to sea, around the West, and in Alaska. Since then I started a backpacking guide company; wrote a definitive how-to book, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide; and ran a 2:27 marathon.