REI Flagstaff

Join Chris Casado, co-founders of the Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge at REI Flagstaff for a digital presentation of an inspirational trek across the Sierra to the summit of Mt. Whitney.… Read More

Grand Canyon Challenge Cheat Sheet

Grand Canyon Challenge – Cheat Sheet Welcome We’re excited to kick-off our 2020 Grand Canyon Challenge treks with you! This spring we’ll be organizing multiple outings running from mid-March through mid-May. On this page you’ll find important information about logistics, … Read More

Leave It All Behind

Meetings, social media, homework, anxiety, self-doubt… whatever’s holding you back, leave your daily hustle behind this spring and reset by spending three nights backpacking through one of the most inspirational settings on Earth. Our March, April and May 2020 Grand … Read More

OSIsoft Team Challenges

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Andy “Wags” Wagemaker

After spending my time outdoors on the lakes of Minnesota as a child, and a few memorable years with Chris in South Bend, I moved west to Arizona and discovered the world of backpacking and mountain biking. After many adventures … Read More


Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters Our go-to local outdoor gear and apparel retailer for Grand Canyon and Arizona adventures. Based in Flagstaff, AZ. REI A supporter of inspiring people of all ages to experience the wonder of our nation’s backcountry, including the … Read More

Backpack the Grand Canyon in Three Nights

I just got back from a four day, three night backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon on the Tonto Trail from the Bright Angel trailhead to the Hermit trailhead. For those of you with an itch to do the Grand Canyon, I’m going to detail for you a perfect, must-do moderate 4 day, 3 night itinerary. Pictures of this Grand Canyon trek will not do it justice.… Read More

Our Story

What We Do We take motivated individuals from age 11 to 70+, band them together, and trek across Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mt. Whitney (14,505′), through the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River, or into John Muir … Read More