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How your butt will be happier and cleaner without it

Meet the guide team

We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking

Trip planning

My go-to resources for weather, water, snowpack, and other conditions

Guided Trips

With the help of an all-star guide team, I offer education-focused and adventurous trips in the West, Alaska, and Appalachians. We specialize in lightweight, long-distance, and off-trail backpacking. Since 2011 we have run nearly 170 trips with 1,300 clients.

For Beginners

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 this road map.

Andrew Skurka

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 guide service; wrote a definitive how-to book, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide; and ran a 2:28 marathon.

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Hayduke Trail Hiking Resources Bundle

$25.00

Mt. Lyell, the highest peak in Yosemite. Russell Pass, a hard Class 2 over the Cathedral Range, is the low spot on the far-right ridge, to the right of the small tower.

Yosemite High Route Guide

$25.00

No, this is not Alaska, it’s still Wyoming. Klondike Peak, the Sourdough Glacier, and Iceberg Lake.

Wind River Range High Route Guide

$25.00

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Pfiffner Traverse

The view north from Tablelands. The  South Fork of the Kings River runs right to left through the center of the photo, out of view deep in a canyon. On the skyline can be seen the Palisades (right side) and Black Divide (left side).

Kings Canyon High Basin Route

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Hayduke Trail & Grand Canyon Traverse