With the help of a world-class guide team, I offer learning-intensive and adventure-rich guided backpacking trips in Colorado, California, Alaska, and West Virginia. We specialize in lightweight backpacking, long-distance thru-hiking, and off-trail high routes.
New to backpacking, getting back into it after a long hiatus, or looking to accelerate up the learning curve? There is a "right" way to backpack: have the appropriate gear, supplies, and skills for your trip objective and the conditions.
I'm an adventure athlete, writer, and guide. Since 2002 I have hiked more than 30,000 miles, and have a 2:28 marathon PR. My book, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, is a modern classic. And since 2011 I have led over 80 trips and more than 500 clients.