“Heather was an excellent guide and extremely resourceful. The hike was very well planned, with diverse trails and very comfortable accommodation at the end of the day. The Park Vista hotel was ok, but we absolutely loved the Everett Hotel in Bryson City - ...“
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Our Mission is to provide exceptional hiking vacations to the world's most beautiful and wild landscapes, and to contribute significantly to the conservation of these special places." What we offer are specific unforgettable hiking vacations. Our focus is broa...
Our Mission is to provide exceptional hiking vacations to the world's most beautiful and wild landscapes, and to contribute significantly to the conservation of these special places." What we offer are specific unforgettable hiking vacations. Our focus is broad in terms of destinations and trip styles. We have a tour that fits nearly anyone who loves to hike in world-renowned, breathtaking landscapes. For people seeking solitude, wildness and adventure, a backpacking trip is a sure choice. Folks interested in a backcountry experience but without the heavier packs should consider one of our stock/porter supported trips. For people seeking an outdoor experience but with showers and comfortable amenities, a basecamp trip is an excellent choice. And for guests interested in really living it up while getting great hikes in, our inn-based trips are wonderful options. Regardless of what you're looking for, it's very likely we have a trip for you!Read more
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- DavidYellowstone Basecamp Tour4.5 - ExcellentWritten on July 28, 2019The Yellowstone Base Camp tour was excellent. We covered a wide variety of Yellowstone sites from the popular attractions to beautiful but less frequented locat…Read moreWildland Trekking commented on this reviewHi David, We love to hear you had such a memorable trip. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Chris and Ed as we know that they will appreciate it. Best, Tiffani
- DJDeborahMount Sterling Appalachian Loop4.5 - ExcellentWritten on April 9, 2019Guide was great, thanks.Wildland Trekking commented on this reviewYou are most welcome! Thanks for letting us know and we hope to see you again in the future! Best, Ann Marie
- AJoshua Tree Basecamp Tour5.0 - ExcellentWritten on November 1, 2018Great blend of hikes and sites. Oz made great meals and clearly displayed a passion for the region.
- TClingman's Dome to Deep Creek5.0 - ExcellentWritten on August 19, 2019Fantastic trip through the smoky mountains with great support from our guide.
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What if I have Dietary Restrictions?
If you have any diet restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, vegan, non-gluten, kosher or Atkins, please tell us before hand and we will accommodate your dietary wishes and needs.
Is it ok if I have never backpacked before?
We do not expect any prior backpacking or even hiking experience, however backpacking can be a physically demanding activity. All of our trips are differentiated by level of difficulty. While planning your trip we will work with you to determine the right trip for you based on your physical abilities, experience, and desire (difficulty of 1-5, 1 being easiest, 5 most difficult). We recommend starting an exercise routine several weeks to several months prior to your trip date, especially if you live at or near sea level. Many of our trips are at higher altitudes (7,000 feet up to 14,000 feet), demanding at least a modest level of cardiovascular fitness.
What first aid and safety precautions do you take?
Your safety is our top priority, followed by fun and comfort. All of our hiking guides are very experienced in the mountains and canyons. We require all of our guides to be certified as Wilderness First Responders or EMT's and to have years of wilderness and guiding experience. On all of our multi-day tours the hiking guide also carries a satellite phone.
Will my guide know about natural and cultural history?
All of our hiking guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the areas they guide in. You will have the option to learn about the natural and cultural history of the region you are venturing into. There is a tremendous amount of fascinating history to learn about if you're interested, so just let your guide know how much you want to know!
Do you provide transportation
All multi-day hiking tours in the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Utah, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain National Park include transportation from the town of origin to the trailhead and back (excluding Phantom Ranch, Havasu Falls Summer, and Mule-assisted Grand Canyon Classic tours at the Grand Canyon)
What Equipment / Clothing will I need?
Every trip requires sturdy hiking shoes or boots, weather-related clothing, raingear, a headlamp or flashlight, personal items, and the ability to carry 2-3 liters of water (water bottles or hydration bladders).
Where should I leave my car or luggage?
Many of our guests leave their vehicles and luggage at their hotel while they're in the backcountry. We also have offices with attached warehouses in Flagstaff, Arizona and Bozeman, Montana; you're more than welcome to leave vehicles and luggage at one of these locations if you're doing a Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls or Yellowstone Tour. Please note: if you're leaving a vehicle, it will be parked on the street in front of the warehouse, and we don't take responsibility for its security.
Where does my trip begin and how do I connect with my guide?
When you register for a hiking trip you will receive an information packet that details when and where you will meet your guide and group for a pre-trip orientation. For multi-day hikes, this meeting normally takes place in the evening the day before the start date. At this meeting you will prepare for your upcoming adventure. This meeting takes place at the following locations (for all trips not listed, we notify guests of meeting location upon registration):
Grand Canyon Tours: 5:00 PM in Flagstaff, Arizona (Mule-assisted Classic and Phantom Ranch tours meet at 5:00 PM at the South Rim)
Havasu Falls Tours: 5:00 PM in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Utah Trips: 5:00 PM in St. George, Utah
Yellowstone Tours: 6:00 PM in Bozeman, Montana
Beyond Yellowstone Trips: 5:00 PM in Jackson, Wyoming
Yosemite Tours: 5:00 PM in Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley
Sequoia-Kings Canyon: 5:00 PM at the Lodgepole Visitor Center or in Three River, CA
Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park, Colorado at an agreed upon time
Great Smoky Mountains: Asheville, North Carolina at an agreed upon time
What's Included in the Tour Cost?
-A professional, certified, friendly wilderness guide (see guides)
-Hiking and camping permits, reservations and fees (park entrance fees not included for the Mule-assisted Grand Canyon Classic and Phantom Ranch tours).
-Transportation from the town of origin to the trailhead and back (not included on the Phantom Ranch, Mule-assisted Classic, and Havasu Falls Summer Tours)
-All associated camping gear (tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and eating utensils)
-Use of a backpack and trekking poles
-On multi-day trips: breakfast the first day through lunch the last day and trail snacks
-On day hiking tours: lunch and trail snacks
-On porter/stock-assisted tours: pack mules, horses, llamas or porters to carry the gear (these trips still require carrying a 10-20lb backpack, depending on the trip.)
-On Inn-based Tours: lodging at designated inns or similar substitutes
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