Cindy MIt's hard to articulate how awesome this company is, but I'll try! I hired SMG to take me on a "traveling light" 4-day backpacking trip. I was traveling to the area for sabbatical and while I've done overnight "car camping," I'd never done a multi-day backpack trip. From the very first phone call to their office to the actual trip, every single person I interacted with was professional, friendly, and helpful. To book one of these trips as an individual is NOT inexpensive, and a few times prior to arriving in Idaho, I wondered if I'd lost my mind....but I can honestly say that it was worth every single penny and much more! Sara (co-owner) was my guide, and from the moment I met her I felt completely comfortable and like I'd known her for a lifetime. She knows those mountains backward and forward. I love that she offered me adventure and challenges (crossing raging creeks and roping in to her to traverse snowy mountain trails) -- I trusted that she would not lead me into any situation that she didn't feel I could handle. The food that she prepared for each meal - oh my word!!! So delicious and not your standard "freeze dried" fare. Fresh, tasty, and healthy. The entire experience was fun, challenging, personally meaningful. I came away feeling confident and incredibly proud of myself. I can't wait to return for another adventure in the future!!