Events RSS

Backpack Alaska has teamed up with Nikki Frumkin of Drawn to High Places to explore and capture the beauty of the mountains with watercolors. Much like backpacking, watercolor takes creativity, the spirit of adventure, and often takes you somewhere different that you originally envisioned. Fly into the Talkeetna Mountains with us for five days of true wilderness, surround yourself with some badass women and expand your artistic abilities. We will explore the wild and record our experience through watercolor on this backpacking trip for women.     Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska, USA  August 20-25 20196 days $2950   Request an Invitation...

Read more

Join Nikki for a relaxing weekend watercolor retreat at a cozy modern cabin in Leavenworth . We will spend the weekend learning a handful of watercolor techniques, exploring the beautiful mountain area, and doing some field painting on our hiking or snowshoeing adventures! We'll be staying at a beautiful, intimate lodge tucked into the Leavenworth hills. In the evening enjoy expansive views of Tumwater Canyon and The Enchantments from the hot tub.  


August 16 - August 18
Leavenworth, WA

Read more

We're returning for the second annual Salt Creek Retreat, a weekend of adventure writing, watercolor painting, yoga, friendship and more!

This is a choose your own adventure, we have a line up of art, writing, music, nature and health workshops, activities and discussions to fill your weekend. Make new friends, enjoy the wild, and settle in by the fire for a cozy evenings with us.


Sign up here!

Read more

Join us in a beautiful location to hike, paint, and enjoy an afternoon outdoors. 

We are thrilled to partner with Nikki Frumkin of Drawn to High Places for a special hike and paint collaboration event. The Cascade Mountain Adventures team will lead a short beginner friendly hike to a wooded forest viewpoint. Once there, you will enjoy hot beverages prepared by your guide while settling into an open-air watercolor painting session. 

The amazing Nikki of Drawn to High Places will lead the group watercolor session to capture the moment. Watercolor painting supplies will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Expect to spend approximately one-hour painting at the viewpoint before returning to the trailhead with your new masterpiece.

Registration: $65

Link to Register:

Read more

Adventure Art, Workshop -

Join me for a live, online watercolor workshop.

Thu, April 26, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT



Our goal will be to cover 5-10 basic watercolor techniques that you can add to your painting tool kit.

While we paint, there will be plenty of time to talk about creative voice, technique, process, painting in the backcountry, or any other questions you have. You do not need a ton of painting experience to attend this class. Everyone is welcome!

Read more