Aug 12 – 16


4 Days



Hike a 14er

Ditch the car hop on the mountain train. The train takes you from Durango and drops you off deep in the wilderness. Hike 7 miles to basecamp, Chicago Basin. You’re now deep in rugged Weminuche Wilderness surround by 14ers, lakes, & mountain goats. Watch where you pee because the goats are known to sniff out the salt and lick it up. It’s rumored that if you’re not careful you may end up snuggling with a mountain goat! This is an extreme hike with extreme risk. Some of the accents are class 4 scrambling with extreme exposure. Our schedule includes camping for 3 days, and hiking a 14er or two. 


Josh & Tommy Doyle


Extreme, Class 4 Scrambling



Trip Highlights

Cross that 14er off the ol’ bucket list.


Snuggle with a mountain goat.


Camp under the mountain stars.


Gear List


  • Radios
  • Sat-phone
  • Rope
  • Backpack (55-65 Liter rec. to fit to your body size)
  • Summit Backpack, lightweight daypack, backpack or fanny pack (optional)
  • Tent (2 person) 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Sleeping pad or mattress
  • Camping pillow (or bunch up a sweatshirt)
  • Headlamp 
  • Extra batteries for headlamp
  • Hat 
  • Sunscreen (travel size)
  • Sunglasses 
  • Bug spray (travel size)
  • Toiletries (travel size items)
  • Small first-aid kit/packet 
  • Painkiller pills (anti-inflammatory)
  • Whistle (most backpacks have one on sternum strap)
  • Small emergency mirror reflector 
  • Toilet paper for wilderness poops
  • Small camp knife 
  • Small amount of duct tape, or blister seal (good for hot spots or blisters – attend to before it becomes a blister!)
  • Plastic bag for wet clothing or dry bag
  • Helmet
  • Compass (optional)
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Firestarter — matches, lighter, flint and steel (optional) 
  • Head net ($1 on amazon)

Food & Water

  • Lightweight freeze dried (plan your days)
  • Energy snack during day — granola, Snickers bars, Cliff Bars, apple, nuts, GU gels, etc. 
  • Camp bowl, utensils 
  • Electrolyte energy drink (tailwind is a great option) 
  • Flask (optional)
  • Small stove with shut off valve (optional) 
  • Hydration pack (2-3 liters rec.)
  • Dirty water bag, water filter, filter plunger (3-4 divided up for group)
  • Water bottle(s) (32oz) (bring 1 if carrying hydration pack)


  • Sweatshirt, fleece or light jacket
  • Long underwear (sleeping, summit will be cold)
  • Beanie 
  • Gloves (lightweight synthetic) 
  • Backpacking emergency blanket (important)
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Shirts 
  • Hiking pants or shorts or zipoffs (those babies are stylish) (no jeans)
  • Skibbies (Underwear)
  • Quality socks (Smart wool) or synthetic hiking socks
  • Hiking shoes (waterproofed, water resistant) (break them in before trip!!)
  • Waterproof poncho
  • Sandals (optional) 

You look a little too comfortable on that couch. Adventure is calling.

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