“I had only done a little backpacking before I started coming on trips. (Call of the Wild) accepts where you are and gives you the space to grow and become an adept woman in the wilderness.” ~Carol Kulper

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Backpacking Overview

We've been introducing women to backpacking since 1978.  We pioneered travel for women only.

Our backpack trips are for you if you want the independence, freedom, and challenge of carrying everything you need for a trip in your pack. More importantly, when you backpack you can really walk away from the world of automobiles into the more remote and untouched parts of the wilderness.

Backpacking trips can be a revelation, as you do without many of the things taken for granted in everyday life—and discover that you can.

Although backpacking can be more strenuous than hiking with only a daypack, you don't have to be an athlete to do it and enjoy it.

On backpacking trips, food and group equipment are divided equally among the trip participants. A typical pack weighs about 25 to 30 pounds on a short trip, and about 35 to 40 pounds on longer trips.

For weekend backpacking trips, we will focus on superlight backpacks under 30 pounds. Superlight backpacking is a new system that's convincing even hard-core backpackers to discard gear and go light.

There are many wonderful experiences you can have when you backpack—but one of the best is the feeling of accomplishment!

Trip Listings:

California Lost Coast Backpack
May 11 - 16, 2013
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Idaho & The Sawtooth Mountains
August 01 - 08, 2013
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Yosemite Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley
July 10 - 14, 2013
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