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“Excellent Adventure!”

Catalina Backcountry - Your Adventure Concierge
Ranked #33 of 41 Outdoor Activities in Avalon
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Catalina Backcountry specializes in delivering personalized backcountry hiking, camping, and adventure expeditions on Catalina Island in the interior from Avalon to Two Harbors and beyond! We offer fully supported custom Trans Catalina Trail adventures. Camping packages, gear rentals and gear hauling, catered meals for your hiking or camping trip, guided hiking and kayaking. Our certified Naturalist experts have extensive knowledge of this majestic island and love showcasing it for you.
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were so pleased we enlisted the support of Deanna (Catalina Backcountry Adventures) to make our hike successful. She provided us with great advice and made an extra trip to bring us more firewood when we were sure we were going to blow away. I am not strong enough anymore to carry a backpack across all the ups and downs so this provided us with the perfect way to make the Trans Catalina Hike "work". Thanks, Deanna! Big Love!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank nansturn
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We enlisted the support of Catalina Backcountry to support our family's dream of hiking the Trans Catalina Trail. Unfortunately, we chose the hottest weekend of the year. Thank god for Deanna and Amanda who picked us up when we were too tired and too hot to continue, gave us the benefit of their advice and expertise and even supported us when we chose to ignore their advice and embarked on another hike in the afternoon to Little Harbor. They were friendly, professional and supportive. An their involvement and advice , made all the difference to our trip.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank david e
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Catalina Backcountry helped us make the most of our trip to the island in so many ways! We used the gear haul service on the first leg of our backpacking trip, and in addition to easy to book, excellent service, Deanna also helped us with specific plans on the trail, advice on where to eat, and the parts of the hike that were the most beautiful. We wound up changing our trip to include Little Harbor on Deanna's advice, and we are so glad we did--it was by far the best night of our trip. She went above and beyond to make sure our trip was wonderful, and safe. We felt taken care of and supported, and cannot recommend Catalina Backcountry enough!

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Lillian V
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

While planning a wedding proposal on Catalina, I started to think nobody could help me create the perfect day I had envisioned... that is until I found Catalina Back country! Deanna was super supportive, and went the extra mile to help me out. I can't say enough about how perfect the weekend turned out, due largely to Deanna's assistance!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank SDBolts1
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

After watching the Catalina Island Motion episode with Greg Aiello, we knew our next trip had to be Catalina Islands. After seeing him struggle for the first leg of the trip, we took his advice and contacted Catalina Backcountry and never looked back.
Deanna was very helpful, accommodating, passionate, and downright awesome. She made the planning process seamless and painless. We utilized the gear haul and dinner service for the first rugged 13 miles. Best Decision ever! 70lbs of gear hauled, check! Clay pot chicken, grilled artichoke, scalloped potatoes, bread n butter, asparagus, pistachio chocolate, chopped salad, check, check, check! Food never tasted better. Deanna and her crew did everything they could to make sure we were safe, happy, and healthy. Deanna was our Backcountry godmother. On the last day, Deanna surprised us at Parsons Landing to deliver some more of that delicious pistachio chocolate.
We highly recommend Catalina Backcountry!
Thanks for having our Back(packs)!

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank vpt1983
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