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Welcome to Backpackers Review!  On this site you will find backpacking and camping trip reports that provide detailed information on routes, scenery, and general tips.  You also can find gear lists and short product reviews for all of the gear that I used while on these trips.

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Latest Trip Reports: 

Yosemite Highlights Loop – Yosemite National Park (40 mile loop)

This 40 mile backpacking loop includes up-close views of several of the most beautiful areas of Yosemite National Park. Starting and ending in Yosemite Valley, this itinerary circumnavigates Half Dome and provides awesome views of Yosemite Valley, Tenaya Canyon, Tenaya Lake, Clouds Rest, Half Dome, the Merced River, the Lost Valley, Little Yosemite Valley, and Nevada and Vernal Falls.

 

Titcomb Basin – Wind River Range, WY (40 mile route)

The ~40 mile Titcomb Basin and Indian Basin backpacking trek goes through the spectacular and popular Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness area of Wyoming.

 

The Escalante Route – Grand Canyon National Park (32 mile trek)

The ~32 mile Escalante Route in Grand Canyon National Park provides epic views as it traverses nearly 10 miles along the Colorado River in the heart of the Grand Canyon. Along the way you are treated to epic views of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, and many unique rock structures.

 

Spider Gap, Buck Creek Pass – Glacier Peak Wilderness (40 mile loop)

The ~40 mile Spider Gap – Buck Creek Pass backpacking loop sits within a beautiful section of Glacier Peak Wilderness in the northern Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

 

Zion Traverse – Zion National Park (51 mile point-to-point)

The 51 mile Zion Traverse (aka Trans Zion Trek) backpacking trip combines several different trails to span the entirety of Zion National Park from northwest to southeast. Along this route you hike through several different regions of the park (Kolob Canyons, Wildcat Canyon, West Rim, Zion Canyon, and East Rim) and pass through narrow canyons, high deserts, plateaus, and ponderosa forests.

 

Cirque of the Towers Loop – Wind River Range, WY (45 mile loop)

The 45 mile Cirque of the Towers backpacking loop goes through the spectacular and popular Wind River Range of the Pop Agie and Bridger Wilderness areas of Wyoming.

 

The Enchantments – Alpine Lakes Wilderness (18 mile point-to-point)

The Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness are one of the premiere backpacking destinations in Washington State. This region boasts rugged granite peaks, pristine alpine lakes, and everything that the Cascade Mountain Range has to offer.

 

North Circle Loop – Glacier National Park (52 mile loop)

The North Circle backpacking loop traverse across ~50 miles within the impressive Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. Along the route you pass through the Ptarmigan Tunnel, hike over Stoney Indian Pass and Swiftcurrent Pass, and hike along 11 miles of the famous Highline Trail, which follows the Continental Divide and provides some of the best views in Glacier National Park.

 

Banff National Park Hiking Highlights (Peyto Lake, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake, Lake Louise)

Banff National Park is home to many beautiful turquoise lakes and intimidating mountains. In this report we describe hikes starting at several of the signature lakes within Banff. The scenery in this park is hard to beat and the backdrops are truly one of a kind.

 

Four Pass Loop – Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, CO (28 mile loop)

The Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness near Aspen, CO is one of Colorado’s premiere backpacking trails. Along this route you cross four mountain passes over 12,000 feet high and have many different views of the Colorado Rockies.

 

Three Sisters Wilderness – Broken Top Loop (24 mile loop)

The Three Sisters Wilderness near Bend, Oregon offers excellent backpacking opportunities with varying terrain. Trails traverse volcanic features (craters, solidified lava flows, buttes), alpine lakes, and small glaciers. This is a truly unique area!

 

Yoho National Park – Iceline Trail and Takakkaw Falls (13 mile loop)

The Iceline Trail is one of the signature hikes within Yoho National Park in British Columbia. Along the trail you are treated to views of waterfalls, glaciers, and expansive alpine views.

 

Teton Crest Trail – Grand Teton National Park (48 mile loop)

The Teton Crest Trail is one of the most beautiful backpacking loops within the continental United States! Grand Teton National Park is full of amazing scenery and has an abundance of wildlife.