Intro to Backpacking

This fun filled trip is the perfect way to get introduced to the outdoors.


Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to learn the skills necessary to execute a successful overnight adventure? On this fun-packed adventure our professional guides discuss equipment selection and use of overnight gear including tents, stoves, cook gear, sleeping bags, backpacks, water filters and more. We offer tips and suggestions on how to efficiently load a pack, plan meals, and choose campsites. Other topics include how to deal with inclement weather, lightening storms, recognizing objective hazards, dealing with animals from rodents to bears, and designing itineraries. All information imparted has come collectively through many years of backcountry travel and we will pass on many of our instructor’s “secrets” and “tricks of the trade”. This course follows all the guidelines for Leave No Trace ethics.

Are you interested in exploring high passes in the Sierra during the spring and early summer when there’s still snow? Consider taking our 1-day Snow Travel School to learn how to safely and efficiently ascend and descend high passes in the Sierra when the terrain is still covered in snow!

See pictures from a backpacking trip on the classic Rae Lakes Loop!


1-person: $490 per day
2-people: $280 per person per day
3-people or more: $180 per person per day

Price includes: professional guides, permits, all group gear including tents, stoves, fuel, and kitchen supplies, plus breakfast and dinner during


Anytime between May and October. This trip is 2-days minimum but you may make it for as many more days as you like. We will design a custom itinerary for your group.