Trinity Alps backpacking: Sapphire and Emerald Lakes

Trinity Alps backpacking: Sapphire and Emerald Lakes

The Trinity Alps are a spectacular wilderness area in Northern California, within driving distance from the SF Bay Area. They offer rugged alpine views with a lot less crowds than most places in the Sierra. This is a trip report from my 2-night backpacking trip along Stuart Fork in June 2019.

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Rocky Mountain National Park backpacking trip with Andrew Skurka

Rocky Mountain National Park backpacking trip with Andrew Skurka

For me, the best way to learn new skills is to work with experts. Most of my backpacking has been on established trails until now. I wanted to learn the skills needed to safely and confidently start planning my own off-trail adventures. Andrew Skurka is one of the backpackers who I’ve followed online for several years. I’ve learned a lot from his insightful articles and videos, so when I saw that he’s arranging guided trips, I knew I wanted to go on one.

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