Mt Whitney Backpacking Guides -About US

California Backpacking Guides

California Backpacking Guides is a division of  Sierra Wilderness Seminars Inc. headquarters in Mount Shasta, CA. We have been guiding on Mt Whitney and the Sierra Nevada including Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks since 1981. #1 Mt Whitney Backpacking Guide Service in California.

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Owners of Sierra Wilderness Seminars Inc.

California Backpacking Guides is owned and operated by Timothy Keating, David Cressman and JB Brown with over 70 years of combined experience guiding on Mt Whitney - give us a call for a Mt Whitney Backpacking Adventure: 888-797-6867

Federal Legal Policy

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (a) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (b) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (c) USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.