Dan Shafto - Lead Guide / Permitting / Staff

Dan lives in Minneapolis, MN and and is a Wilderness Medical Associates certified Wilderness First Responder and an American Red Cross CPR/AED provider and is a certified food handler

He has also worked for three seasons with Global Routes/Windsor Mountain, leading teenagers on service programs to developing countries and on camping trips around the US, guiding students in various outdoor activities including hiking, rafting, and rock climbing, and teaching outdoor skills and leadership. He has extensive personal experience hiking and canoeing. In 2013, he hiked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago across northern Spain.

Dan has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Foothills Trail, SC/NC
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Pine Barrens, NJ
  • Florida National Scenic Trail, FL
  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • Joshua Tree National Park, CA
  • Redwood National Park, CA
  • Olympic National Park, WA
  • Lone Star Trail, TX
  • East Coast Trail, Newfoundland
  • Superior Hiking Trail, MN
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA
  • Ice Age Trail, WI
  • North Cascades National Park, WA
  • Isle Royale National Park, MI
  • North Country Trail, MI
  • Sedona, AZ
  • Porcupine Wilderness, MI