For this trip we add in some easy cross country travel along a spectacular ridge crest with great views of the central area of the Sierra and the Palisades.

The trails are rougher than on our Backpacking I program and we have a little bit of travel above treeline above beautiful lakes. This is a step up in difficulty both on the trail and in terms of distance per day, but is still not a strenuous trip. We aim to expand your skills and knowledge, making you more comfortable in the mountain environment and ready to take on more challenging adventures.

While you will have a guide along on the trip, we also want you to learn the necessary skills to get out yourself. We will guide you through all of the gear and tasks that you need to figure out. We will do the chores of cooking and setting up camp but you are invited to help out as much as you wish and learn new skills. We will talk about Leave No Trace practices and how to work those into what we do so as to take care of the mountains that we all value and cherish.

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