I first met Johnny early on in my backpacking days and have since completed 6 multi-night wilderness trips with him in the American west. His extensive experience in the wilderness combined with his safety & rescue training grants me full confidence in him as a guide. With safety as his number one priority, he planned each trip with thorough detail, including fowl weather back up options and emergency plans. Johnny has a deep connection with the terrain and knows how to read the land and weather patterns. Plus, he has a great sense of humor and is an overall good person that would go out of his way to help anyone in need. I highly recommend Rocky Mountain Backpacking if you’re seeking a great wilderness adventure! I’ve come out of each trip feeling stronger and more clear-headed; I look forward to many more trips with him.