TSX Pods

(3 customer reviews)



Create and book a private, customized group experience off the grid for your friends or family. Contact us for details. Pricing reflects deposit only.

Whatever your life needs more of, you can find it here. An adventure to reconnect with friends; a family vacation off the grid; a getaway with fresh air, good food and exhilaration away from crowds; a life-changing experience. Pull your Pod together and let us help you create a private group, family or youth trek experience customized just for you.

We are now booking multi-night, private TSX Challenge experiences in Grand Canyon National Park, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park, including to the summit of Mt. Whitney. Custom dates are available for departure from March through November. Groups size may range from 4 to 10 participants. Routes may include any of our TSX Challenge experiences, modified versions or special request destinations within each park. All ages and experience levels welcome, but you must be motivated! Advance registration of at least 4 months is highly recommended as start dates become limited due to permit availability.

Let us help you create the prefect experience, customized just for you. Call us at 925.255.5065 or email us to confirm your dates and book your private TSX Pod experience.

Suggested pods

  • Old and new friends, reconnecting off the grid
  • Families who enjoy traveling or adventuring together
  • Guys or gals trip, reconnecting off the grid
  • Groups of dads and daughters, or mothers and sons (or vice versa)
  • Families with younger children, looking for an outdoor adventure

What’s included

  • Guided multi-night trek through selected backcountry
  • Orientation and personalized pack-check prior to departure
  • All meals and snacks while in the back-country and in transit
  • Group gear and equipment
  • Backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad if needed
  • Inspiration for a lifetime
  • Transportation to and from meetup locations, dependent on selected route (Shaver Lake, CA; Flagstaff, AZ; Bay Area, CA; Clovis, CA)

Eligible routes

We only deliver the best experiences in the Sierra and Grand Canyon. All routes and destinations within Grand Canyon National Park, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park are eligible for TSX Pod experiences. We suggest starting with our named Hell For Sure ChallengeMt. GoddardGrand Canyon Challenge or Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge routes for the absolute best experience in each location that we operate. We’ll consult with you to deliver the experience you’re looking for, be it duration, days, distance or location goal.

How it works

A $475 deposit per person is required with balance due 60 days prior to the event. An additional 5% charge will be applied when your reservation is made to offset fees mandated by the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. Listed pricing reflects deposit only. Contact us for custom pricing.

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Don’t own a backpack, tent or sleeping bag? We provide all major gear for those who request it at no additional charge. We also take care of all group items like stoves, food, water filters, first aid and more. Your guides will do the cooking and dishes. Just show up with your personal items ready to hike!

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3 reviews for TSX Pods

  1. Sahas Ranganathan

    Our family had a fantastic time in our custom private trip with our guide, Dave. We covered 30+ miles over 4 days, covering Post Corral creek, Disappointment Lake and Kings river. Camping meals were great and most lunches were warm ones. Dave was ready with backup options if our youngest kid (7) was going to find it too difficult. But we egged each other on and not only made it, but enjoyed every bit of it. Look forward to Hell for Sure in the next few years.

  2. Noel Jalandoni

    My family and I had so much fun on the TSX Pod Hell For Sure route and we are looking forward to do doing it again in the future. I asked some friends to join us next time, and it looks like we may have more people joining us. Thank you for the great adventure!

  3. tsx.challenge

    Please view trip specific comments and testimonials here:

    Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge

    Grand Canyon Challenge

    Hell For Sure and Mt. Goddard

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