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If you’re into wilderness backpacking and you have not been to the Goat Rocks Wilderness of Washington State, you’re missing out. It is potentially the best backpack I have ever been on (and that includes the one I did in Patagonia, Argentina!). Here, you’ll find long-distance hikers trekking along the Pacific Crest Trail, endless mountain vistas, vast expanses of alpine wildflowers that seem endless before your eyes, and incredible views of glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and even frozen lakes.

Paramedics, firefighters and doctors won’t always be at the ready, waiting to swoop in and take care of medical crisis on a moment’s notice. Maybe because you are out in the wilderness backpacking with some friends or backcountry skiing. Maybe because a nuclear winter has shut down all federal emergency services.

Sky Lakes Wilderness Backpack Trip, Sept 2009 | Ltbackpackers

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How to Pack for a Wilderness Backpacking Trip

Our guides share a deep love of wilderness backpacking and are among the most experienced ultralight backpackers around. All guides are carefully trained in facilitating positive group dynamics, wilderness safety and first aid, and the use and application of lightweight backpacking principles, skills, and equipment. Your guide will be an interesting and engaging conversationalist, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and friend!

What happens when the wilderness backpacker has access to discretionary funds, and an itch for techno comfort? A wilderness flashpacker is born.