Big Sur Backpacking

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Backpack through a beautiful redwood forest ravine in Big Sur. We supply experienced guides, delicious meals, the best equipment available, and a great time on an overnight backpacking trip. You will travel through shaded redwood ravines, with short sections in the coastal hills. The trails are mostly flat, but there is some up and down hill, as well as occasional stream or fallen tree crossing.  Your pack weight will range between 15-35lbs. Trail length is only 2.5 miles pr day, moving slowly to enjoy the surroundings. Some exertion is required in areas even though the distance is short. 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.

Outfitting

We supply lightweight, modern, top of the line personal and group equipment. If you pack light, your load should be between 15-25lbs. You will be issued a Kifaru Backpack- hand made packs with the best suspension available, Big Agnes air mattress, headlamp, and a titanium spork and bowl. Group Equipment: We will supply a Kifaru Tipi for the group if there is weather. They are a floor-less design for weather shelter and utilitarian use. We supply stoves and water filters to resupply water from the creek. We also provide tent rental options listed below.

Meals

We now provide Good to Go Gourmet meals for dinner. Breakfast is simple and trail expedient, such as oatmeal or granola, coffee and tea. Bring your favorite trail snacks.

Rentals

Sleeping Bag Rental $20
BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. 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. Click here to rent.

Tent Rental $30
Big Agnes Lone Spring 2 person tent provides more shelter and privacy. Click here to rent.

Meet & Return Times

Meet at 10:30AM to follow the guides in a caravan to the trail head.
Return to your vehicle at the trail head by 12 noon the following day.

Meet Location

Training

We 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, personal locator beacons, camp stoves, GPS and more.
  • Learn to properly pack and set up the suspension on a backpack and how to set up camp.
  • Learn trip planning, safety & emergency protocol, wilderness skills
  • Additional day hikes may be available from the camp site.
  • Archery instruction and target practice is included on most Big Sur dates.
$360 Per person To see available dates and check availability view the calendar here

Rentals

Sleeping Bag Rental $20 BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. 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. Click here to rent. Tent Rental $30 Big Agnes Lone Spring 2 person tent provides more shelter and privacy. Click here to rent.

Corporate Events

We can accommodate corporate events overnights backpacking in Big Sur for groups of 20 people. Contact us for pricing and availability for your team.

Private Groups

We can accommodate private groups of up to 20 people. Contact us for exact pricing and availability for your team.

Rentals

Sleeping Bag Rental $20
BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. 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. Click here to rent.

Tent Rental $30
Big Agnes Lone Spring 2 person tent provides more shelter and privacy. Click here to rent.

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