2016 Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge recap

To the participants and volunteers who contributed to our 2016 Trans-Sierra summer treks, thank you for making this summer among our most memorable.  Our 3 teams, pictured above and below, ranged from 14 to 74 years old, and overcame obstacles of all sorts, helping each other reach goals some might have never though possible.  Here is what a few of them are saying:

“First of all, this was one of the greatest experiences of my life…”  read more
– Paul Clein, Team #1

“I’ve never done anything that made me feel this empowered and strong…” read more
– Amy Horton, Team #2

“This was my third outing with TSX, and the bonding among this team was very emotional…” read more
– Jan Gazenbeek, Team #3

2017 Spring and Summer treks – Early Registration thru October 1st

If you’re considering a TSX trek, or would like to join us again, now is the time to sign up for our Spring 2017 Grand Canyon Challenge treks, and Summer 2017 Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge treks.  Register by October 1st and save up to $400.  Space is limited.

This week we’ll be kicking off our fall Grand Canyon Challenge treks. Please follow-us on Facebook and support the teams! If in the Bay Area, please also join us for a “Backpacking the Grand Canyon” talk at an REI near you – dates and links below!  We’d love to see you.

Don’t miss these upcoming events! Join us a California REI near you to learn more about Backpacking the Grand Canyon. Please mark your calendar, share with friends and RSVP today!


REI San Jose (Sept 21st, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI San Francisco (Sept 27th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI Corte Madera (Sept 28th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI Berkeley (Sept 29th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI Dublin (Oct 1st, 9am) – RSVP Now!

REI Santa Rosa (Oct 11th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI Concord (Oct 12th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI Mountain View (Oct 18th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!

REI San Carlos (Oct 19th, 7pm) – RSVP Now!