Great experiences are earned.
Every now and then, you come across an experience that can inspire you for a lifetime. Our inspirational guided backpacking treks across Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mt. Whitney, through the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and into John Muir Wilderness to Hell For Sure may be the most challenging and rewarding experiences you ever encounter. You’ll traverse awe-inspiring terrain, completely unplugged, with a small group and incredibly experienced guides. While the treks can be intense, no prior backpacking experience is required and all ages are welcome. Just bring your mental toughness, positive attitude and be ready for the challenge of a lifetime.
1 WEEK | 75 MILES | MT. WHITNEY
Backpacking the Sierra to Mt. Whitney can be a life-changing experience. Join an inspirational trek across some of the most remote, least traveled regions of the Sierra to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft).
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER
GRAND CANYON CHALLENGE
3 NIGHTS | 35 MILES | COLORADO RIVER
Dropping below the Canyon rim can be a magical experience. Unplug backpacking rugged and remote Grand Canyon terrain. Discover hidden gorges, and sleep at the Colorado River, while soaking-in inspiration that will last a lifetime.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
MARCH, APRIL, MAY | SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
HELL FOR SURE CHALLENGE
3-5 NIGHTS | 40-50 MILES | MT. GODDARD
This may be the most exhilarating long-weekend backpacking experience you ever encounter. Spend three or five nights exploring off-trail routes in an unspoiled, and relatively unknown slice of heaven south of Yosemite and north of Kings Canyon.
JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST
THE TSX EXPERIENCE
Here is what you can expect from each backpacking challenge.
8 NIGHTS | 75 MILES | MT. WHITNEY
When young people propel themselves to camp at 13,500' on the backside of Mt. Whitney, they realize they can do anything they put their mind to. Bring our education-focused Mt. Whitney Youth Challenge to your school, club or organization next summer.