Gear List: High Sierra in August

Recommended clothing & equipment for late-summer conditions

Backcountry food storage

Effectively protect your Snickers & salami from bears and mini-bears

Yosemite High Route

Wander off-trail to remote canyons, expansive alpine, and pristine lakes.

The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

“Worth the price in gear savings alone. Your best investment starts here.”

Core Clothing

Mix-and-match these 13 items to hike anywhere in 3-season conditions

Backpack with us

Learn from pros like Stringbean, Flyin’ Brian and Adventure Alan

Guided Trips

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.

For Beginners

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.

Andrew Skurka

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.

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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