REI San Diego: Backpacking the Grand Canyon

Join us for an inspirational and informative talk on Backpacking the Grand Canyon at REI San Diego. Co-founder of the Grand Canyon Challenge, Chris Casado is passionate about backpacking the Grand Canyon. He’s spent countless days hiking into hidden gorges, … Read More

Christopher Casado

My first trek to Mt. Whitney more than 20 years ago was my first ever over night backpacking experience, and it was completely unforgettable. When you’re a kid and hike a week across the Sierra and summit Mt. Whitney, the … Read More

Our Story

Our Story It started with a simple bond between teacher and student. In 1994 Chris Casado and Mike Murphy embarked on their first trans-Sierra trek together. Chris was a 14 year old kid, and Mike was a 5th grade teacher … Read More