The Window Test

What looking out the window can tell us about California’s recent winter storm and backpacking the Sierra this summer.


TSX Pods and 2021 Trek Updates

Between the challenges of COVID and the California fires, we’re incredibly thankful for the Sierra and Grand Canyon backpacking experiences we we’ve been able to offer this year (view team pictures here!). We have an exciting 2021 trek schedule, and now is a great time to start planning a new adventure. Below are a few updates about…


Grand Canyon: Important November 30th Deadline

If you are considering a spring 2020 Grand Canyon Challenge trek with us, have friends who have expressed interest, or have already registered for a 2020 trek, please help us get the word out to sign up by November 30th. Due to Grand Canyon National Park’s permitting process, we cannot guarantee Grand Canyon Challenge trek…


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 Canyon Challenge treks are easy to join. Just bring your mental toughness, positive attitude, and…

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Sharing the Truth on Mother’s Day

(by Chris Casado, Co-Founder, TSX Challenge, originally published 2019, updated 2020) It’s time to come clean. Two moms are largely responsible for making TSX a reality. I started TSX in late-2010 with the help of Mike Murphy and incredible family support. At that time, our family had two full-time working parents, two young kids under…