$340 OverviewWe supply experienced guides, delicious meals, the best equipment available, optional transportation on an overnight backpacking trip in Big Sur. The Big Sur Backpacking Expedition is great for beginner skill levels, with moderate physical exertion required. The course is only 5 miles round trip, is mostly flat, and is suited to most healthy adults.
The TrailsYou will travel through shaded redwood ravines, with short sections in the coastal hills that overlook views of the ocean. The trails are mostly flat, but there is some up and down hill to cover, as well as occasional stream or fallen tree crossing. Trail length is only 2.5 miles pr day, moving slowly to enjoy the surroundings. Your guide will provide relevant information on the trail, such as identifying common plants, animal sign, and other points of interest. We will stop often to rest, snack, and cover training and class activities.
TrainingWe will train you on the trip with instruction and hands on experience to become a better backpacker at any level. Get hands on with our equipment like water filters, camp stoves, GPS and more. Learn trip planning, safety & emergency protocol, wilderness skills.
OutfittingWe supply lightweight, modern, top of the line personal and group equipment. You will be issued a Kifaru Backpack- hand made packs with the best suspension available, Big Agnes Clear View Air Mattress, Headlamp, and a titanium spork and bowl BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $15. They are rated to 15 degrees, and contain an air mattress inside to prevent you from twisting up in your bag or rolling off of your sleeping pad, and have a pillow case built in that you can fill with your clothing. Click Here to see a video on the Encampments features.
Group Equipment: We will supply a Kifaru Tipi for the group, stoves, headlamps, and water filters & purifiers to resupply water from the creek. Group use sunscreen, wet naps, soap & hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and a garbage bag will be available, but feel free to bring you own in small container sizes.
TransportationRound-trip transportation from our office in San Francisco to the trail head is available in our luxury off-road SUV's (its like a private jet inside) for an additional $40. We have very limited seating availability.
2012- 2013 Dates Dates are added to the calendar regularly to meet demand.
March 3/30/2013 April 4/27/2013 May 5/11/2013 June 6/8 6/20 6/29 July 7/13 7/20 7/27 August 8/10 8/17 September 9/14
Sleeping Bag Rental $20Transportation- Round Trip San Francisco to Trail Head $40
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Cancellation Policy: Bay Area Expeditions reserves the right to cancel trips on short to no notice due to adverse weather conditions. Because we are a small business and there is high demand for our services, and our costs are very high, we must enforce a strict cancellation and no-show policy. For cancellations occurring 14 days or more there is no cancellation fee, and you will be able to reschedule or receive a refund. Cancellations made within 14 days of scheduled arrival are subject to no refund or a rescheduling fee of $75. You will be Required to Print, Sign and Bring a signed copy of our Release of Liability Click Here to view and print.