$899 for a 75-Mile Guided Hike Across Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks ($1,650 Value)
From Saturday, August 24 to Sunday, September 1, participants embark on a guided eight-day overnight hike through the scenic Sierra landscape. Lunch, dinner, and snacks, as well as tents, cookware, and water purifiers are provided each day, and guides transport groups to and from the trailheads. Customers are also welcome to bring their own gear. See the trip map and itinerary here.
Due to the strenuous nature of this trip, all participants must confirm their reservation with a signed approval form, medical form, and liability waiver. Final approval of reservation is subject to a review of these forms.
Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge
In the early 1990s, 14-year-old Chris Casado embarked on a hiking trip led by his former fifth-grade teacher, Mike Murphy. This wasn’t just an overnight hike—the group undertook a 75-mile trek across the Sierra region’s mountains. Chris was hooked. Today, Chris has joined Mike as a partner in the expedition. Along with experienced guides Tim Fabbian and Brian Dawson, they continue to lead four expeditions along a similar path through the Sierra every year, limiting each to only 12 participants. The hike traverses the rocky landscapes of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, leading adventurers through pine forests, across wildflower fields, and crossing high creeks to make camp below granite cliffs and on the shores of lakes. The trip culminates in a climb to the peak of Mount Whitney, which lies at an altitude of more than 14,500 feet. On each excursion, guides keep their posse fed and supply all group gear such as tents, water purifiers, and grizzly-bear masks.