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.


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.