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CALIFORNIA HIGH SIERRA
JULY 2025 

Challenging 6 day

cross-country route

24/7 Support

Expert Guidance

Journey through Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness

EXPLORE THE RANGE OF LIGHT

Traverse over 50 miles through John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon National Park to summit one of the most inspiring mountains in the Sierra, Mt. Goddard (13,560′). This 5 night, 6 day trip includes more than 10 miles of off-trail trekking, crossing two 12,000’ passes.

Mt. Goddard is a massive, awe-inspiring mountain located in one of the most remote sections in Kings Canyon National Park. This is mountain that summer dreams are made of. Standing at over 13,560′, the mountain sits atop the relatively isolated Goddard Divide and arguably commands the most extensive view of the High Sierra. From the top, one can view nearly every major peak in the High Sierra. A sight to behold. Our looped route from Courtright Reservoir will traverse Goddard Canyon, Black Cap Basin and the LeConte Divide. While no experience is needed, this trek is best suited for experienced backpackers ready to push the limits of what is possible, and fit and motivated individuals with an appetite for big challenges and true adventure.

In addition to having a great adventure through one of California’s most majestic landscapes, you will also learn essential backcountry skills so that you can begin to plan expeditions on your own. Participants and guides will be working together to navigate the trails, set-up campsites, and prepare meals.

When?

July 7-12th 2025

What's Included?

  • Guided 5 night, 50 mile trek to Kings Canyon National Park and Mt. Goddard

  • All Permits and Pre-trip campsite

  • Personalised pack-check

  • All back-country meals and snacks

  • Group gear and equipment

  • Backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad if needed

  • Expert guidance and 24/7 support throughout

What's NOT included?

  • Flights to CA

  • Meals in the front-country

  • Lodging in the front-country, pre- or post-trek

Our venues were intentionally selected — they are among my all-time favourite spots and they tend to be wild and dramatic, and occasionally humbling. I have been leading groups through the High Sierra since 2017. I know these areas well and will share information about the local flora and fauna as well as the indigenous and human history.

How Much?

Total trip cost is £1430. A deposit of £500 will secure your place on the trip. With the remaining balance due 60 days before the event. Typical group size of 7, including one guide. Maximum group size of 12, including two guides.

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SAVE TIME

Planning a backpacking trip is time-consuming, especially if it’s a new or complicated location. This can be a deterrent to getting out. I mostly relieve you of this task, which is ideal for those who have more money than time. I select the location, set the dates, plan the route, share a gear list, create the maps, obtain the permits, and package your breakfasts and dinners. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Morning departure, pack-check, overnight on trail

 

Day 2 - Post Corral to Hell For Sure Lake

 

Day 3 - Hell For Sure Lake to Martha Lake 

 

Day 4 – Martha Lake to Rainbow Lake, with summit of Mount Goddard

Day 5 - Traverse of Black Cap Basin, then drop to Kings River

Day 6 - Kings River to Courtright Reservoir. Transport to Fresno.

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