Women's Backpack

Experience spiritual formation and fellowship in the wilderness.

Trip Overview

September 19-22, 2024

Adventure Awaits.

Join us as we venture into the Ansel Adams Wilderness to explore the beauty of God’s creation! 

This backpack is an opportunity to adventure alongside other incredible women, connect with God, rest, and leave your daily routine behind for a few days. Whether you’re new to backpacking or you’ve been many times before, this trip is for you!

We have limited availability, so sign up early to reserve your spot.



What To Expect

We’ll begin with a delicious dinner at Calvin Crest on Thursday night, along with a brief orientation and gear check. We’ll depart early Friday morning for the backcountry, and return back to Calvin Crest between 2-3pm on Sunday. We will be backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness from about 7,500′-10’000. There are well established trails that we will take to our destination. Depending on the desires and ability of the group, there may be optional cross-country exploration or a summit hike. No previous backpacking experience is needed, however, you should be able to hike 4-6 miles at elevation with a 30-35lb pack. If that sounds daunting, we are happy to talk with you about some training tips and how to best prepare.

Trip Leaders

Taylor Staman

Haley Woods

Join Taylor and Haley, two experienced and knowledgeable backpacking guides, on an exciting trip through the beautiful Sierra National Forest. You will push yourself, discover new skills, immerse yourself in nature, and create lasting bonds with like-minded adventurers. Taylor and Haley are both Wilderness First Responders and are passionate about incorporating spiritual practices into their adventures.

Registration Details


Registration will be due by September 5th, 2024. Registration can be completed online in a few simple steps! If you have questions or would like to register over the phone, please call us at 559.772.4040.

Packing List

We will send a packing list to all guests upon registration.


Rates are per person and include one night in Cedar Lodge, nine meals, group gear, a wilderness permit, spiritual formation facilitation, and professional backcountry guiding. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required with registration per camper. All non-refundable deposits are applied toward the total tuition due. Final payment are due by September 5, 2024. Refunds are not guaranteed for cancellations made within two weeks of event start date. Campership applications are available upon request.


Per Person

Limited Space Available! Register by Sept 5th!

Meals & Snacks Provided

Group Equipment Provided

Transportation to Trailhead & Permits

Beautiful Trails & Outdoor Exploration

Spiritual Practices & Facilitation

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