Let’s chat: Sign up for my “office hours” (free)
2 December 2021 | 9:44 pm

Next week — Wednesday, December 8 through Friday, December 10 — we are hosting “office hours” (for free), and are inviting you to schedule a chat. We can talk about anything related to backpacking: Locations, Permitting, Likely conditions, Fitness, Gear selection, Meal planning, Skills, Women-specific considerations, And, of course, our 2022 guided trips and Plan…

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Kickoff: The 2022 trip schedule, locations, and application dates
23 November 2021 | 9:28 pm

The 2021 season ended just six weeks ago, but it’s already time to start 2022, since in another six weeks we will start offering spots on our spring trips. The 2022 schedule & locations Yesterday I published the first iteration of the 2022 schedule. Some parts of the schedule look like past years: Southern Utah…

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Tips for the packraft-curious: How to get started
8 November 2021 | 10:22 pm

[An introduction by Skurka] Luc recently published, The Packraft Handbook, a definitive how-to resource for this game-changing and rapidly growing mode of wilderness travel. It’s based on his thousands of miles of paddling experience and his swiftwater safety instructor expertise, and includes 150 illustrations to help convey critical information and skills. It reminds me of…

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