Does a backpacking/hiking tour have any physical restrictions?
Guests must be able to walk and carry a backpack. "Walk the Elwha" and "Intro to Backpacking" tours are family friendly, accessible to most people, and do not require any prior training. On the other hand challenging day hikes requires a high fitness level to complete. Please give us a call or send us a message if you have any concerns.
Can I drive my own car? Where do I park overnight?
Day hikes will require you to drive to the trailhead or a meetup location close to the trailhead. Overnight parking is provided at the meet up location for overnight tours.
What kind of food do you have?
Our snacks and lunch are sourced locally from Country Aire Natural Foods, and dinner and breakfast meals are from Backpacker's Pantry. We have gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and nut free options.
What gear is included? Is it clean?
All day hikes include optional use of trekking poles. Our overnight gear rental consists of a tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, trekking poles, headlamp, first Aid, bear-canister, water filter, stove and propane, cookware, mug, cutlery, Leave-no-trace guidelines, Map. Gear is appropriately cleaned and disinfected after each use.
What brands do you use for gear?
We source gear from a variety of popular outdoor brands such as Sea to Summit, Marmot, Black Diamond, MSR and more.
Can I bring my own gear backpacking?
You can bring any gear you want to use instead of ours. Unfortunately we cannot offer a discount for bringing your own gear.
Do you have gear for kids?
While the intro to backpacking tour is family friendly, we do not have gear specifically designed for kids. Kids under 12 bring their own backpack and use adult size gear where appropriate.