Before packing up and heading for the trail, we'll enjoy the comforts of beautiful Mountain Light Lodge - family style dining, relaxing around the fireplace, and of course a good night's rest.
This trip is designed for those who want an outstanding backpacking experience, but at the same time want ample opportunity to enjoy special interest activities such as fishing, photography, and day-hiking.
Fishing and Photographing the Weminuche Wilderness
Our encounter with the great outdoors will take place in the spectacular Weminuche Wilderness, one of America's newest and least traveled wilderness areas. For the first two days we follow a trail that leads deep into the heart of this remote wilderness and set up base camp in a beautiful meadow beside a refreshing mountain stream. Along the way we learn map and compass navigation and how to identify the many varieties of wildflowers and wildlife. The next three days we day-hike to the many unique spots that surround our camp, looking for that special fishing hole while photographing towering peaks, waterfalls, and wide open spaces.
Timberline Lake & Climbing a Peak
On one of the days we day-hike to a lake high above our camp at timberline. The fishing is always good there and so is just enjoying the view -- IT'S FANTASTIC! We also have the option to climb a nearby peak form our base camp. At the top, you can see for a hundred miles, and if you tote a cell phone you will be able to reach out to a friend or family, who will likely be impressed by your accomplishment.
Concluding this wonderful experience, you have the option of a long, relaxing soak in the hot springs on the banks of the San Juan River. Afterwards, we go back to the lodge and grill some thick juicy steaks for our final celebration feast and listen to some good guitar picking on the deck. Come join us and gain some new friends.