Lengthy backpacks negotiating off-trail terrain requiring frequent rock climbing and precautionary belays.
May exceed 11 miles per day
Predominantly off-trail, unpaved, extremely uneven, unmaintained, very steep with loose surface, very narrow in sections, 1–2 feet wide when trail present, frequent route-finding, may involve precautionary belays and rock climbing
Suggested Prior Experience:
Superior physical fitness, comparable Grand Canyon backpacking, comfortable with rock scrambling
Previous Field Institute Wilderness Studies Workshop attendance and climbing course required for levels 7–10
Up to 60 lbs.
May exceed 5,000 feet per day