Backpacking !

We started in 2019 and are excited to be offering more trips each summer. Our trips are perfect for anyone, with any level of experience, but with enthusiasm, love and respect for the outdoors, and a willingness to push themselves in every way. We will challenge ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, but also plan on scoring high on the fun factor, so will make sure it is a great experience all around.

The exact trails will be determined based on weather, snow, and other conditions. The distance we hike varies with the age group and the terrain. But I always like to have one rest day (or very easy day) so that we have time to relax, swim, play games, and explore our surroundings. And then our last day tends to be the longest with stronger legs, lighter packs, and milkshakes in our near future. We have lots of itineraries to choose from and amazing guides lined up to accompany our trekkers on an adventure to remember.

Learn more about us and see what parents have said here!

Stay tuned for 2023 trips. I usually post them in late January/early February.

All trips include: food, specialty gear (like cooking supplies, water purifiers, etc), a low youth – guide ratio (4:1 max), all wrapped up in one epic adventure!

Not included – Personal Gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad). We will help you choose the right gear to buy or rent.

**$100 deposit is due upon sign-up, 50% is due 60 days before trip date and balance is due 30 days before trip date. In case of cancellation: 60 days prior – deposit is fully refundable. 30 days prior – deposit is non-refundable*, other payments are refundable. 15 days prior – deposit and 50% of cost is non-refundable*.  Exceptions will be made in case of positive Covid test or symptoms.

(*unless you find another child or we can easily find another child to take your child’s place ie. waitlist).

Please email me with Questions, Feedback, or to be Added to our mailing list: holly@outnabout.live

Link to the YouTube video of the 2021 coed trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e2AYjcSEek

Link to the YouTube video of the 2019 girls trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Fh6Tt4Yj0

Link to the YouTube video of the 2019 coed trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3jrHjwunZ0&t=41s


All trips will include:

  • What and how to pack
  • Basics of navigation
  • Where and how to set up camp
  • Wilderness cooking (not freeze dried!)
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Fire building (if allowed)
  • Safe stream crossing
  • Basic wilderness safety, how not to get
    lost but what to do if you are and more…

  • Leadership
  • Community building
  • Personal reflection
  • Self-reliance
  • Time away from technology
  • Appreciation of simplicity
  • And of course, making new friends


Have fun. Challenge yourself. Make friends.
Pitch in. Learn and grow. Make mistakes.
Laugh about it. Help someone. Be curious.
Trust yourself.


For more about me and my other adventures check out my blog here.

Feel free to call or email me with any questions!

707-481-2918
holly@outnabout.live

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