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2020 Backpacking Trips

Updated: Feb 18

  • Our backpacking season runs April - October. We will offer 10+ trips this year and will fill up quickly. The schedule will be posted soon on this site.

  • All trips are designed for beginning & intermediate abilities

  • Drive less than 3 hours south of Salt Lake City to our starting campsite

  • By June, the drive will be less than 90 minutes from SLC

  • Backpacking guides are experts

  • Activities include hiking, backpacking, valuable basic outdoor survival skills

  • Trip runs Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon


Thursday, 7 PM: Arrive at our campsite for an important, one-hour, pre-backpacking meeting, snacks provided.

Friday, 6:30 AM: Breakfast, 7 AM: Break camp. This is a loose schedule based on the abilities of those participating. Besides hiking, many teaching opportunities are provided during the 2-day adventure.

Saturday, 4 PM: Arrive back to the cars, drive home

  • Pre-trip Assistance at a Rental Shop: receive professional assistance from one of the guides in helping you select your basic rental gear i.e. tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, backpack, seasonal footwear

  • Guides will provide water filtration system, headlamps, cookware, food

  • All standard food is provided from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Dinner on Saturday is not provided.

  • Any specialty foods/snacks will not be provided. Bring your own.

  • $499/person, no double occupancy is needed

  • Per trip: Minimum 4 people, maximum 10

  • 5 meals provided along with some snacks

  • Carpool assistance provided, if needed (we'll try and help you find a carpool to go in if you don't want to drive)

  • 2 nights camping

  • $100 deposit to reserve your spot

  • $399 balance due 30 days from departure

  • Pay by Check, VENMO, cash to Sheryl McGlochlin

  • VENMO User name:@sheryl-mcglochlin