High Sierra Backpacking
*3-Day, 2-Night Trip – All Inclusive
*Pre-Trip Planning Class
*Learn Natural History and Backcountry Skills
*Expert Guides with Local Knowledge
*Fully Insured and Permitted Guides – Don’t Settle For Less!
If you want to learn how to plan, prepare and venture into the wilderness on your own, this trip is for you. The goals are not focused on endurance or technical hiking, but rather to teach all the elements of how to backpack using leave-no-trace ethics. We will be hiking into the pristine and beautiful Ansel Adams Wilderness in the Sierra National Forest!
*3-Day Trip: $525
*w/ Express Pass: $500
This trip will include a pre-trip webinar/orientation where participants will learn all things necessary for planning a backpacking trip. We will cover how to choose a location, equipment, and what to expect on a backpacking trip. This trip itself will not be too strenuous, but we will be hiking approximately 20-22 miles over the course of three days. Come experience the beautiful Sierra Nevada and sleep under the stars. Cook over a fire and relax by alpine lakes. This trip has a lot to offer educationally as well as being great for anyone who wants to adventure through one of the most beautiful landscapes in California.
The trip itself will be 3 full days and 2 nights in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevadas in California. In addition to having a great adventure through one of California’s most majestic landscapes, you will also learn essential backcountry skills so that you can begin to plan expeditions on your own. Participants and guides will work together to navigate the trails, set-up campsites, and prepare meals.
August 28 – 30, 2020 – FULL
July 30 – Aug 1, 2021
Aug 27 – 29, 2021
*Private Trips on Request
Minimum Number Needed For Trip: 4 People
Maximum Trip Size: 8 People (Compare to other guides companies – MINIMUM of 8-10 needed for similar trip!)
The trip meets in Bass Lake Ranger district of the Sierra National Forest near Oakhurst, CA – exact locations and trailheads will be discussed during the pre-trip webinar. Directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided upon registration.
Your trip includes:
Pre-trip webinar/class with the group leaders to plan the routes and how to pack for a backcountry trip approximately 1 month prior to the trip departure. Professional and experienced guides, permits and camping fees. Backcountry and natural history education. Lunch and dinner on Friday – breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday – breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Your packing list:
You will need to bring all the necessary clothes and backpacking equipment for the trip (pack, sleeping bag, tent, water bottle, etc) – an exact packing list will be provided upon registration. Backpacking equipment is available for rent for additional fees per item.