The History Behind this Picture

The person who first introduce me to this route, and to backpacking, was a fifth grade teacher at Gettysburg Elementary School in Clovis, California, a school I attended for 3rd – 6th grades. Clovis is a proud community in Central California, east of Fresno, who’s boundary butts up against the foothills that lead to Yosemite,…

Leave Limits Behind

Every year we take motivated people of all ages and experience levels into the Sierra and Grand Canyon, but this year we hit new records with our youngest participant ever, Brooks “Hooks” (9 years old), and our oldest female participant ever, “Effing” Ita (72 years young). About their stories “Hooks” got his trail name backpacking…


Cedo Nulli (Never Give Up)

One of the BEST parts of every TSX backpacking experience is the people we spend time with on the journey. For us, it’s incredibly rewarding to help people overcome challenges, and accomplish goals they might not otherwise reach on their own. This year, we were inspired by two individuals, Jan, age 76, and Claire, age 11 our…


Pass the Salt!

While each TSX experience has moments that are “pretty hard,” challenges are overcome as a team with great spirit. Get a feel for the challenge and spirit of TSX in this short 50-second video! [siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Recent_Comments”][/siteorigin_widget]


Keeping It Real With 30 Outtakes

Great stuff comes with backpacking the Sierra and Grand Canyon. You’ve seen the glamour shots, inspirational quotes and incredible achievements. Less appreciated (but often more rewarding!) is the laughter, sweat, tears and and friendships that build the journey of each experience. Here’s a peek into the less glamorous moments that keep it real and make…