My go-to resources for weather, water, snowpack, and other conditions
With the help of an all-star guide team, I offer adventurous learning-intensive courses and trips in California, Alaska, West Virginia, southern Utah, and the Colorado Rockies. We specialize in lightweight backpacking, long-distance thru-hiking, and off-trail high routes.
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.
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 guided 100 trips with over 750 clients.
Hayduke Trail & Grand Canyon Traverse