It was my wife Stephanie who discovered TSX Challenge. She sent me a link to the Website. I should have paused. The “X” stood for “Xtreme.”
It’s a burning question. Aren’t they too young for TSX? Am I too old? Will there be others my age? Will I fit in? Read on for a few summary statistics from our summer 2015 treks around age, gender and geography.
A description of how the Grand Canyon was made can range from the complex to super complex. Instead of complexity, I heard the following description of the formation of the Grand Canyon by a park ranger – DUDE. D- Deposition The depositing of sediment in shallow oceans around 1.2 billion years ago. U-…
Our youngest Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge participant this season was 12 year old writer, musician, producer and all-around great kid Dylan Reiss. Not only was the week long adventure quality time spent with dad, but when you’re 12 years old and hike 55 miles across the Sierra to the summit of Mt. Whitney, you realize you can do anything…
We uploaded a new backpacking checklist YouTube video for everyone to enjoy.
Zack Fisher started hiking trans-sierra treks to Mt. Whitney while a student at Bullard High School, in Fresno, Ca at the age of 15. With several seasons under his belt, he has been on Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft.) around a dozen times and counting. The last three years he’s been a TSX guide on our…
Tips to prepare for a Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge trek.
Read how our Grand Canyon Challenge experience was created out of 20 years of friendship.
Attend one of our Mt. Whitney classes an REI or Sports Basement near you.
Learn more about California’s Bull Run Lake, above Arnold off Highway 4.
Introducing a new annual spring hiking series, the Grand Canyon Challenge, with 3 night, 4 day treks beginning in March and April 2015.
A video montage of a 2014 trek across the Sierra to Mt. Whitney.