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In 2020 we joined forces with Leki (maker of the best trekking poles on the market) to provide our guests with Leki poles, and to team up on marketing and promotional campaigns. We are thrilled to call Leki a corporate partner, as their poles have been our favorites for decades.

As a Wildland guest, you can get 20% off your own set of Leki Trekking Poles (must have your reservation number.) Click here to order your own!


Oboz Footwear is the Wildland Trekking Company official footwear partner, worn by our staff and recommended to our hiking guests. Oboz and Wildland Trekking are sponsoring the “Ask a Pro” blog series that highlights our guides’ expertise in hiking, backpacking, camping and more for those passionate outdoors people to get professional answers to their questions.


In 2018 Wildland Trekking and Backpacker Magazine teamed up to offer a series of very special, world-class trips. These treks and philanthrop projects are opportunities to hike with like-minded adventurers on dream trips and make a difference around the globe. You can read more by clicking here.

FOX WEATHER – April 2022

Fox Weather reached out to us for expert advice about where to hike, when to hike, how to be prepared to hike in America’s national parks. Our Pacific Northwest program manager, David Quinlan, joined the anchors for a live interview from Olympic National Park. Watch the inteview.!

Frommer’s – April 2022

In April, 2022 Frommer’s published an article about “8 Great Hikes for Families—from Day Trips to Overnight Treks.” Featured as their first choice was Wildland’s Rocky Mountain National Park llama treks. Our Colorado Program Manager, James Wieman, helped provide information for the article. And we agree – a llama trek in Colorado is one of the best ways for families to hike in the Rockies! You can read the article here.

National Parks Conservation Association – 2021

In 2020 we teamed up with The National Parks Conservation Association to provide a NPCA trip to their members in the Desert Southwest. NPCA is a non-profit partner of the National Park Service with an advocacy and educational focus. They are a long-standing, extremely positive organization that makes a large conservation impact.

Condé Nast Traveler – August 2020

Condé Nast Traveler published a piece on hiking and visiting Yosemite National Park during the summer of 2020, when the COVID-19 crisis was gripping America. Yosemite implemented a reservation system that reduced the visitation by 50% from prior years. The article highlights a silver lining of the crisis, which is having solitude in Yosemite Valley in the summer. We accommodated the author on a guided day hike to Clouds Rest, one of Yosemite’s more prominent peaks.

LOS ANGELES Times – July, 2020

In July 2020, the Los Angeles Times contacted us for input on a story they were doing about hiking and walking tours during the COVID-19 pandemic. As detailed in the article, we explained how Wildland Trekking trips are uniquely suited to the COVID-19 times for many reasons: small group adventures and often backcountry-oriented trips away from crowds. Finally, we explained the extensive steps we are taking to keep our guests and staff as safe as possible. You can read the article by clicking here.


We helped Travel & Leisure and Hydro Flask with a combo article they published about Yellowstone National Park. We were featured as the local hiking experts and helped them with input on ways to enjoy Yellowstone. You can read more by clicking here.


A writer for AARP magazine contacted us over the summer of 2018 and inquired about joining one of our portered trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He participated in our Portered Shining Rock Trek and the article was published in AARP magazine in October of the same year. You can read more by clicking here.


Outside Magazine did an article on packrafting trips in August, 2018 and featured our Grand Canyon Packrafting Rim to Rim in their article. It was an online article that you can see by clicking here.


In an article on Travel Channel’s website about “10 Under the Radar Spring Break Family Vacations” our hiking and backpacking trips were featured as the #2 option. Very exciting! You can read more by clicking here.


In January of 2018, Tori Peglar of National Park Trips Media, joined one of our Yellowstone winter tours and wrote about her guide Ron Bubb on A piece about the tour itself follows shortly after this guide piece. They are part of the AIM media conglomerate which also publishes Backpacker Magazine. We invite you to click here to read the article.


In June of 2017 Jesse Harris, a correspondent for the Boston Globe, joined one of our Havasupai Waterfalls tours. On November 24 the Boston Globe published an article called “If you can take the heat, a Havasu Falls hike is worth the haul.” Click here to read the article.


In July of 2017 Sara Grant, an editor for the Denver Post, joined one of our Havasupai Waterfalls tours. She had a fantastic experience. She published an account of her trip in the travel section of the Sunday edition of the Denver Post on August 27, 2017, and it was the lead story. Click here to read the article.


Stride, an online travel company, researched many tour companies offering trips to Machu Picchu, and selected Wildland as their #1 choice based on multiple factors. To determine the top-ranked companies, they “looked at some key factors including customer reviews, itinerary design, and industry reputation.” Click here to read the article.


The brand manager of the Vermont Cider Company (maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider and part of the Pabst Brewing Company) contacted us in the fall of 2016 to partner on an “Ultimate Outdoor Adventure” promotion. We worked with them to offer a backpacking trip at any of our destinations to the lucky winner.

MOUNTAIN DESIGNS – 2016 – 2017

In 2016 we began a partnership with Mountain Designs, an outstanding outdoor gear and apparel manufacturer and retailer in Australia. We partnered with them to offer annual expeditions to Nepal and Patagonia for Mountain Designs members. We also ordered the bulk of our logo’d apparel for our staff and guests from Mountain Designs.


Cabela’s contacted us in November 2016 to inquire about a holiday sweepstakes partnership. We like the idea, and so worked with Cabela’s to offer a Bechler River backpacking trip in Yellowstone National Park as a prize for their sweepstakes. The contest wrapped up in mid December, with a lucky person winning two free spots on one of our most popular backpacking trips.


In 2016 National Geographic published a piece on the “10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks” as part of a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service. They used our offerings as a reference for this piece, and specifically mentioned our guided version of the Mount Sterling Loop trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


In May of 2016 we were contacted by Men’s Health Magazine for a story they were doing that featured guides in specific outdoor adventure activities ranging from kayaking to fly fishing to hiking and backpacking. They interviewed one of our veteran guides, Ron Bubb, for the story and included him as the featured guide in the hiking/backpacking section. There’s no online version, so you’ll have to visit one of our offices to see a framed copy.

MSN.COM – FALL, 2015

In early fall, 2015 published this online article in their Travel section. The article is about the 40 most romantic fall getaways – they list the Grand Canyon in Slide #33, but their editorial focus is primarily on Havasu Falls. They list us as the primary guide company for trips to Havasu Falls.


The New York Times published an article dedicated to one of our most popular destinations, Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Waterfalls, in early September, 2015. They investigated companies offering tours to Havasupai and chose us as one of three companies to list in the article. You can read the article by clicking here.


Veronica Howard and her two daughters joined us on one of our Havasupai Spring Break Tours in April of 2015. In May of 2015 Veronica authored a description of their trip for the Washington Post. Her descriptions of the Havasupai Waterfalls are outstanding and it was clearly an extremely positive experience for them. You can read the article by clicking here.


In November of 2014 we were contacted by Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine, an off-shoot of the popular Lonely Planet travel guides. They were doing an article on the best winter getaways and wanted to mention our Yellowstone Winter Wonderland Ski Tour. We were very excited to have our tour mentioned and helped by furnishing a photo and tour details. They didn’t publish an online version, however we have a framed copy up for display at our main headquarters in Flagstaff.


In May of 2014 we were contacted by the editor of Jetset Magazine. He was interested in taking a team of photographers, writers and editors into Yellowstone on an adventurous, intensely scenic backpacking trip. Most of our Yellowstone trips being full, we suggested an Elkart Park to Green River Lakes trip in the Wind River Range, south of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Their team of journalists had the adventure of their lives and the article was a success. Jetset has taken down the online article, but we have copies of the print article at our Arizona and Montana offices.


In December of 2013 we were contacted by Sunset Magazine for a piece they were planning for their March issue on America’s national parks. They wanted to interview one of our Colorado guides for professional input on Rocky Mountain National Park. We helped them and were quoted in the article. They didn’t produce an online version of the article, but we have a framed copy at our main office in Flagstaff.


In 2014 we were contacted by Wyndham Vacation Ownership, who wanted offer some of our multi-day hiking tours as benefits options to their premier members. We were excited to partner with them and have continued to offer trips to their members.


In January of 2014 The Active Times produced an article about winter activities in Yellowstone. Our Yellowstone Snowshoe Tour was featured and our company photographer, Russ Nordstrand, supplied them with photographs for the slideshow. Click here to read the article.


In October 2012 Men’s Health produced an online piece called “The World’s Greatest Winter Getaways.” They chose a hiking excursion into Havasu Falls as the 8th of 17 featured activities. We assisted them with the Havasu portion of the project, shared photos, and our website is listed as a resource for guided trips. Click here to read the article.


In 2011 our Mule-assisted Classic Grand Canyon hiking tour was featured on the show “The Official Grand Canyon and Sedona” as the Best Backcountry Adventure in Arizona! Our tour was chosen based on the quality of our guest reviews, the reputation of our company, and the wide range of abilities and experience levels this trip is available to. Click here to see the video.


In February of 2010 Backpacker Magazine contacted us asking for insider information on the best wildlife hikes in Yellowstone. They were interested particularly in specific wildlife – wolves, bear, moose, big horn sheep – and which hikes would provide the highest probability of seeing them. Our Rocky Mountain Field Coordinator, Steven Cundy, was featured in the article as the resident expert. They didn’t create an online version, so the only way to see the article is to visit one of our offices in either Missoula or Flagstaff, where we have framed copies up for display.


In USA Today Travel Bernard McCoy, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a writer for USA Today, wrote an article about hiking the Grand Canyon. In the article he describes our company and lists us as a prime resource for hiking the Canyon. We were honored to be listed.


London’s Sunday Times features a traveler-oriented publication called Travel. In 2008 we were contacted by Sally Howard, a freelance writer doing a piece for Travel, who wished to join one of our most exciting and strenuous treks in the Grand Canyon and write an article about it. In June of 2008 she joined our New Hance Loop Hike and published her article in Travel Magazine in the July edition. She raved about the experience and about Wildland Trekking, and we were of course thrilled to be featured!


Ron Callihan, a Wildland Trekking guest in the Grand Canyon in 2008, is a cancer survivor. At the time he was also a recent widower, his wife having also been afflicted with cancer. In this amazing article he describes how the goal of hiking the Grand Canyon helped him persevere in his battle with cancer. He celebrated his recovery with us in October of that year by hiking rim to rim. Click here to read the article.


In July 2006 Kate Siber, a writer for the New York Times who was writing an article on dehydrated backpacking meals, contacted us to see if we would support her with the article. She wanted experts in the hiking and backpacking industry to sample several backpacking meals and give feedback for the article. We were happy to help her with the article, which came out in the next Sunday’s newspaper. Click here to read the article.

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