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Spectacular Hikes and Lodges

What the Trip is Like

This trip is rated Level 3+. Most hiking is between 9,000 and 13,000 feet. For the most part, you can hike at your own speed; the group will spread out along the trail during the day to cover normally a maximum of 6 miles per day (2-5 hours of hiking). Trail conditions can be primitive, and there is a good bit of up-and-down (often 1,000- to 2,000-foot gain or loss in elevation per day). We recommend that you make a special effort to get in top physical condition for the trip. The most important factor in deriving the maximum enjoyment from your trip is a spirit of adventure.

A Typical Hiking Day
Hiking distances are normally measured in hours, not miles, since the steepness of the terrain is much more of a factor than actual distance. With rest stops and photo stops, few people walk faster than one mile an hour in a mountainous region. Some hiking days are shorter than others, and some days are more difficult than others due to altitude gain and loss. There is always a guide in the lead, usually the Trip Leader, and a “sweeper” who trails behind the last hiker. We ask you not to hike ahead of the leader because trails are often not well-marked.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.