Prices rise March 16th.
Mt. Goddard


Deposit of $450/person
Deposit of $450/person


Prices rise March 16th.


Mount Goddard is a massive, imposing mountain located in one of the most remote sections in Kings Canyon National Park. Standing at over 13,500', Mt. Goddard sits atop the relatively isolated Goddard divide and commands one of the most most extensive views of the High Sierra. From its summit, one can view nearly every major peak in the High Sierra. There are no trails to the summit, and our looped route, from Courtright Reservior via Valor and Hell For Sure Passes will traverse roughly to 10 miles off trail, including traverses of Goddard Canyon and Black Cap Basin. While incredibly remote, the mountain's peak can be viewed from travelers passing through the Central Valley on California's Highway 99 and Highway 5. This is a mountain that summer dreams are made of.

What’s included

  • Arrival-night lodging in Shaver Lake, CA (multiple occupancy cabin)
  • Guided multi-night trek to Kings Canyon National Park and Mt. Goddard
  • Orientation and personalized pack-check prior to departure
  • All meals and snacks while in the back-country
  • Group gear and equipment
  • Backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad if needed
  • Complimentary transportation from the San Francisco Bay Area (REI Dublin) or Fresno/Clovis area to our meeting point
  • Inspiration for a lifetime

What’s not included

  • Meals in the front-country while in Shaver Lake, CA
  • Transportation to and from Shaver Lake, CA

How it works

A $450 deposit per person is required with balance due 60 days prior to the event. Trek takes place in mid September when early winter-like conditions may arise in the Sierra. Consequently, each itinerary may be modified to account for varied trail conditions and to ensure the safety of your group. Contact us for custom dates or corporate group pricing. Typical group size of 7, including one guide. Maximum group size of 12, including two guides. Beginning in 2019, an additional 4% charge will be applied when your reservation is made to offset new fees mandated by the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service.


Pre and post-trip accommodations: Pre-trek accommodations in Shaver Lake, CA are included (multiple occupancy cabin – everyone will have a bed, but not everyone will have a room). If you’d like to arrange for accommodations on your own that is ok with us, please let us know where you end up! Post-trip accommodations are not included. If you’d like to stay at the cabin an additional night, please contact us to make arrangements and inquire about rates; additional fees required.

Transportation: If traveling by air, Fresno Yosemite International is the preferred airport. It is approximately a one hour drive from the airport to our meeting point in Shaver Lake, CA. Rental cars are available, or please contact us to inquire about arranging complimentary guide-supported transportation to and from the Fresno Yosemite Airport. If traveling by car, it is a roughly 4 hour drive from the Bay Area, and 5 hour drive from Southern California to Shaver Lake. Complimentary guide-supported transportation is also available from the Bay Area (REI Dublin). On the morning of departure, we will carpool and caravan for the one hour drive from Shaver Lake to our trailhead near Courtright Reservoir.

Arrival time: When scheduling flights or planning your drive, ideally, please allow enough time to arrive no later than 7pm the evening before your trek begins so that you can attend the pre-trek orientation (scheduled at 7:00pm at our Shaver Lake cabin). Driving in after work from the Bay Area or Southern California? No problem, we can accommodate late arrivals.

Departure time: We plan on exiting the trail between 1pm and 3pm on the last day of the trek. Please plan your return transportation accordingly. If flying out of Fresno on the same day, we suggest scheduling flights for departure no earlier than 6:00pm. Staying one additional night in the Clovis, Fresno or Shaver Lake area is also popular option.


Joining a TSX experience is easy. Don’t own a backpack or tent? Not a problem. We provide backpacks, tents and sleeping pads for those who need them, at no additional charge. We also take care of all group items like pots, stoves, food, food storage, water filters, first aid and more. Your guides will do the cooking and dishes. Just show up with your boots and personal items, ready to hike!

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