Back Pack the Trails, LLC
If you are a total beginner, or a hardcore thru-hiker, we have a trip to fit your level of experience. With an emphasis on outdoor education, we teach backcountry skills both in the classroom and through practical, hands-on trail experience. We always offer a supportive environment that will boost your self-confidence. Don't see the right trip for you? We also offer custom backpacking trips for you or your group.
On every trip, we provide high-end, lightweight backpacking gear, all trip logistics, and delicious, lightweight food.
Founder and Lead Backpacking Instructor, Michelle Schroeder has over 25 years experience backpacking around the globe. She gives presentations nationally and has a regular radio segment about her backpacking adventures, including trips in Northern Minnesota, Canada's Pacific Northwest, the Canadian Rockies, New Zealand, the Lost Coast and John Muir Trail in California, the Wonderland Trail in Mt. Rainier National Park, and the Grand Canyon.
Michelle is a NOLS-certified Wilderness First Responder and has been teaching on-trail backpacking skills for over 5 years. She founded Backpack the Trails because she enjoys helping first-time backpackers navigate gear, trails, and their own expectations about life in the backcountry. She guides on-trail, but also organizes custom trips and logistics for longer hikes throughout the world for backpackers who have acquired basic experience.
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