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.
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.
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.