Beyond Backpacking LLC was founded in 2013 by Beth Rusticus. After spending ten years in Summit County, Colorado she realized that mountain life had become part of her soul, and she wanted to share her love and respect for nature with others. Hiking is simply walking, one foot in front of the other, which can be achieved by anyone, but it can take many steps in Mother Nature's amphitheater to find peace within and a connection with all. Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve this and fully experience the world in which we live. Beyond Backpacking LLC was formed to make nature more accessible to all who wish to bask in her splendor.