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Nonprofit Guides in the Yosemite Backcountry Since 1996

Lasting Adventures, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c) (3) public benefit nonprofit with a specific purpose of: through safe outdoor experiences, to provide positive youth development and educational opportunities to the general public. In addition, we also strive to provide charitable assistance for participation in such opportunities to otherwise disadvantaged youth. Since 1997 our program has introduced thousands of youth to nature and the wilderness experience through Adventure Based Programming. Our top-rated Yosemite Guide Service (Day Hikes and Backpacking trips) helps fund our youth program. By choosing Lasting Adventures, Inc. for your next adventure you get our competitive rates, experienced, credentialed, and fun guides, meals, equipment as needed, and the satisfaction of knowing that all profits we gain from your participation goes towards our cause of helping more youth benefit from our summer outdoor adventures in Yosemite.

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As Featured in Outside Magazine:
“Best Backpacking Summer Camp in The West”

“The Yosemite High Country makes for a wild playground on Lasting Adventure’s six-day backpacking trips for youth 11 to 18.” Link to the Article


The success of LastingAdventures, Inc. depends on donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations to help us meet our goal of providing positive youth development opportunities through safe outdoor experiences to ALL youth.

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Featured Trip

Mist Trail to the Panorama Trail- The waterfalls are dying off quickly this year due to a dry winter. Choose this Day Adventure for a strenuous climb out of the Valley floor on one of the most sought after trails in the park which takes you directly beside and on-top of two amazing waterfalls.

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  • Leave No Trace
  • Yosemite Tourism
  • Yosemite-Gateway-Partners
  • Yosemite Chamber of Commerce
  • American Outdoors Association
  • Sierra Nevada Geotourism
  • Project Adventure
  • UC Davis
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