Learn from & adventure with us
I am now accepting applications for 2023 trips
Meet the guide team
We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking
Explore a wilderness
New 11-day trips in Utah, Alaska, California, and Washington
What do they say about us?
"This was my fifth time back. I can't think of a better testimonial than that."
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.