The story from the beginning.
Wilderness Badass grew from the adventures of TrailHikes - a weekend adventure crew backpacking, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. The wilder the weekend trips, the greater the need to pursue more outdoor adventures and go beyond trekking trails.
TrailHikes was born in the wilderness: roaming this Earth in search of secluded places that make us feel insignificant and small. We stare at mountains, valleys and peaks, and realize we are lucky to have eyes that show us the brilliance which surrounds us. We love our feet, and we thank them - and continue to explore this Earth.
Wow, that was effin' beautiful. But enough with the warm and fuzzies, here's the real deal:
Wilderness Badass grew from the simple concept of TrailHikes that started out as a bucket list of hikes. A group of friends, a ragtag bunch of boundary-pushers putting together a list of the best views they should get to. With each new trail, and countless unavoidable trips to REI, the freedom from being off the grid kept feeding an ever-growing addiction to be out in the wilderness. The need for adventure grew along with the list of trails. As the number of trips grew, atop the thousands of photos capturing the transcendental magic of the great outdoors, the more of our friends wanted to join in on the adventures. Finding secluded lakes, views, and places that most people will never get to is what made these adventures all the more unforgettable.
As TrailHikes grew, so did the need to satisfy our adventure-seeking souls - enter Wilderness Badass. Wilderness Badass grew out of the need to continue exploring the great outdoors and find adventure beyond just hiking and backpacking. Our love for the ocean, mountains, and desert has allowed us to bring together people who have a fire in their belly to live an ineffable life.
Wilderness Badass is more than a concept - it's the mindset and driving force behind each trip. We adventure, together, to push each other. To not impose our fears on one another, but to break down those barriers and do things we didn't think we were capable of. We always carry a flask full of inappropriate humor. And we always share the stoke.
WHO WE ARE • WHAT WE DO • WHAT WE PRACTICE
We are here to cultivate a group of people who are willing to face their fears, in a safe environment, in order to challenge ourselves to become better outdoorsmen. We work as a crew to help each other plan, prepare and push forward. We do not tolerate someone putting others at risk because of their lack of understanding of their own abilities.
We cultivate a positive mindset, to create a crew who push themselves, and who help everyone along the way – as one. We have fun, but are never reckless. We have a blast on our trips because of the mindset of the people we attract, not because we have lots of people.
partners in crime
partners in crime
Something John Muir probably said.
Here are the companies we explore with. We are badass because they are badass.