Join a group of motivated adults to explore the remote corners of the American Southwest. Spend your days scrambling over high mountain ridges and through ponderosa pine forests. Learning about navigating off-trail becomes a lesson in judgment and decision making. Living in a small community becomes an opportunity to learn about communication and group dynamics.
Embrace the opportunity to take a two-week break from your busy routine and find new adventures in a beautiful and remote wilderness environment. Enjoy nearly 24 hours of daylight as you hike across sweeping tundra and high mountain passes. While you travel, keep an eye out for Arctic wildlife like caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and musk oxen. Learn to pack your backpack efficiently, use a map to navigate off trail, and cook tasty meals on a campstove.
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Designed to fit into your busy schedule, this two-week expedition is an opportunity to take a break from your daily routine to explore a beautiful and remote wilderness environment. While your expedition will be supported by packhorses to cut down on pack weight, expect to challenge yourself each day. Starting with the basics, learn how to live comfortably in the wilderness, from cooking tasty meals on a camptove to navigating off-trail in the mountains. Hike along high ridges and summit glacier-carved peaks.