For this backpacking training program we have increased the challenge. We include longer distances each day and also a crossing of a Sierra Crest pass, taking us from the east side of the Sierra to the west side and then looping back to our starting point.

Our focus is still on getting you skills and comfort with being in the mountains. This trip is meant to build upon the skills that will allow you to get out by yourself and to be confident taking on a longer backpacking trip such as the John Muir Trail (JMT).

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