Let’s Go Backpacking: Picture Yourself Here
You’ve seen all the incredible photographs of the American Southwest. Everyone has. The waterfalls. The sunsets. All those surreal colors in the towering rock layers. But can you really imagine yourself in that selfie? The research, planning and logistics of it all can seem so daunting.
All of the guides at Four Seasons understand the feeling. We were all there once, before our first backpacking adventure. We realize what you need to overcome your apprehensions about venturing off into the wilderness.
Two People or Twenty, It’s Your Call
It all begins with a comfortable group size. On a guided tour you are never alone out there but every backpacker has a sweet spot for trail companionship. We offer over 40 backpacking trips in the U.S. and each one is unique – we handle large groups or small, organize tried-and-true adventures to familiar destinations or we can customize itineraries for private tours.
But peace of mind does not end there. Just like poorly fitting shoes will raise blisters that ruin a hiking trip, an ill-fitting, over-stuffed backpack will sabotage a backpacking trek. We not only provide you with detailed lists of exactly what to bring to guarantee your adventure tour is a success, but we will fit the backpack to your individual specifications and ensure that it is packed properly and efficiently. For instance, how you place equipment in your backpack matters in achieving ideal balance for the load. But don’t worry, that’s what a guided tour is all about – letting experienced backpackers sweat the details so you don’t have to.
If you have never been on an overnight backpacking trip before you are probably grappling with a number of questions. With a Four Seasons tour, we guide you through all of the details so that you can relax on your journey. Your biggest decision is deciding on what amazing adventure you want and whether you would like to camp out or stay in a lodge.
As to gustatory concerns, our guides are prepared with a wide range of energy-producing snacks and our delightful backcountry cuisine can be tailored to accommodate just about any dietary restrictions.
If You’ve Dreamed It, We Go There
If you have heard about some spectacular place in the American Southwest, we probably go there. Below the rim in Grand Canyon – we have over a dozen different backpacking trips. The Canyon Country of Utah – we visit Zion and Bryce and Canyonlands and Arches and wilderness areas you won’t believe are not national parks in their own right. In Yosemite, we lead tours to all the famous landmarks and along High Sierra trails that deserve to be famous. And of course our guides have their favorite hidden spots to show you as well.
Are you ready to go? We definitely are. We look forward to seeing old friends on new tours each year and new friends who are backpacking with us for the first time. Isn’t it time to picture yourself in that photo in front of the impossibly blue green waters of Havasu Falls.