Big Sur – Weekend Warrior Edition

up to 10 guests 

2 to 4 days - it's up to you! 

Spring 2024 (and fall 2024!) 


Backpack with us in the magical lands of Big Sur and turn your typical weekend into an unforgettable experience. This experience can easily be customized for first time backpackers looking to see what this whole “camping” thing is about or can be tailored for a group who very much knows what this is about and wants to “get after it” and spend some big days in the best ways. We recommend that anyone interested in this experience be comfortable hiking both up and down hill on loose ground.


Spring 2024 (and fall 2024!) 

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1-Meet in the morning at designated trailhead in Northern part of Big Sur. Go over our itinerary, packing, and group gear, and set off on the trail! After our beautiful and strenuous day we will make camp, have a yummy dinner, and very likely watch the stars rise over the ocean.
  • Day 2: Depending on the length of your trip we might do an exploration around camp then hike back to the cars or continue on our expedition for a day or two more.
  • optional Day 3-4: Hike, snack, and enjoy the waterfalls, streams, and company as we wander through the Big Sur Mountains that most people only just look at from Highway 1! Back at the trailhead between 12-2pm on the final day of the expedition. Congratulate yourself for making the most of those daylight hours!
  • Does the itinerary seem vague? That's the point! We want you to be surprised, and to not google every location before you go. Part of disconnecting from technology on this trip begins before you even leave!


  • As parking can be limited in places we recommend carpooling. We also encourage folks to explore the many great hotel and campground options throughout the area if you want to lengthen your stay.
  • All food and beverages are included in the cost, starting with dinner on the first day of the course, through lunch on the final day.
  • Group gear (stoves, cookware, first aid kit, group tarp, etc) is included. Check out our personal packing list on our planning page. There may be options to rent gear from us.
  • With the unpredictable winter and spring storms threatening trail and road closures, we recommend purchasing trip insurance. Possible evacuations are not covered in the cost.
  • Not seeing your expedition?

    At Burning Daylight Expeditions, we thoroughly enjoy planning and executing unique experiences for folks. Whether you have your whole trip planned to the very last detail, or have a vague dream of greeting every sunrise for a week - we can create a Custom Expedition for you.