“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. Group gear will typically weigh around 10-12 pounds so you will need to save room for that.  A typical full pack weighs about 30 to 35 pounds on a short trip, and about 35 to 45 pounds on longer trips.

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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Mt. Langley: High Sierra Backpacking Aug 2016
August 23 - 26, 2016
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Mt. Whitney Backpack Aug 2016
August 07 - 13, 2016
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Yosemite - Clouds Rest & Half Dome Sept 2016
September 05 - 09, 2016
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Yosemite Ten Lakes Loop July 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
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