About Hike Logistics

Hike Logistics is about just that: the logistics of hiking. Planning a great trip into the backcountry requires more than a map and a compass. The prepared backpacker needs to know what kind of gear and equipment to take, what kind of terrain to expect, how far they can (and want to) go, getting to and from the trailhead, and more. At Hike Logistics, we can help you plan your epic adventure, even if you’re traveling out of state. We can offer insight and trip planning so that from the time that you get dropped off at the airport to the time you get picked up there again, you can rest easy that you’ll have a great hike. Your biggest job will be to show up and put one foot in front of the other.


Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway for two, or a 20 day excursion in a part of the country you’ve never been to (or even some other country), we can help. Since we aren’t connected to a single park or region, we can help plan your trip–yes, your trip–just for you. Hike Logistics offers trip reports, gear reviews, advice, and comprehensive trip planning to backpackers. Hike Logistics is a one-stop consultant/planner/concierge service. From “what kind of backpack should I take” to “I don’t know where I want to go; send me someplace cool,” we can answer your questions and help you plan an awesome trip, whether it’s an overnight trip close to home or that epic once-in-a-lifetime trip you’ve been dreaming about.


Let us help you go farther, better.

About Josh Harp

I grew up playing in the woods, but I didn’t go on my first backpacking trip until I was 24. Overall, it was a pretty awful trip. It was bitterly cold, we got wet, and I tweaked my knee bad enough we had to end the trip early (it’s never been the same since). Still, I was hooked. Over the next few years, I started trying to find ways to spend more time on the trail. Today, I head to the trail as much as I can, and I typically take several backpacking trips per year (of varying lengths). I hike several hundred miles a year, and I’ve backpacked in all sorts of terrain, from the green tunnels of the Appalachian Trail to the volcanic mountains of New Zealand.


As many backpackers know, it’s the “as much as I can” that keeps me from hiking more. I’m a lawyer in private practice, and can only disappear into the woods a few weeks a year. My wife and two boys also keep me from wandering away for too long, and from going completely feral.


I started Hike Logistics because I believe there are others out there who would love to enjoy the backcountry and go on epic adventures of their own, but they don’t know where to start, or don’t have the time. Planning a successful and enjoyable trip usually doesn’t happen by accident. But by being an ally who can give you the lowdown on trails, gear, and logistics, I hope to help many people to live our motto: Go farther, better.