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by Chrissy Murphy, Lasting Adventures guide and mother of twin 5-year-old boys Make your first backpacking trip with the kids a pleasant surprise using these three hacks. Pleasantly surprised. This small phrase holds so much more meaning than a mere two words can convey. But in a...

Featured image by LA guide, Nick Estrada The best online tools for tracking, monitoring, and managing risks of the 2020 California fire season. 2020 is proving to be full of surprises, not the least of which we’re currently facing: the most devastating fire season in California history....

As a top-rated National Parks tour service, is Lasting Adventures' staff is considered family to some of the best backpacking guides in the biz. Spend a day with one of them on-trail and you'll find, in addition to making the most of your experience in...

By LA Guide and Gear Manager, Will Heaps How To Psychologically Prepare for Backpacking With A Baby Step 1: Ignore the naysayers. “Hi mom.” I said, a bit exasperated, a lot exhausted. “At what point should we be worried that Hazel isn’t eating?” This isn’t the conversation we wanted...

11 Fun Facts on Rock Climbing El Capitan, The Granite Gatekeeper of Yosemite Valley Ahhh El Cap, Yosemite's fabled granite monolith, the most revered big wall in the world, and the dream-send of rock climbers everywhere. El Cap's mind-bending aesthetic is recognizable from popular climbing films like...

As a top-rated National Parks tour service, Lasting Adventures is family for some of the best backpacking guides in the biz. Spend a day with one of them on-trail and you'll find, in addition to making the most of your experience in the backcountry, they...

Yosemite is officially reopened! But things are a little different. Here's how to recreate responsibly when you visit. Words and photos by LA guide & program manager, Kara Maceross   We at Lasting Adventures are so stoked that Yosemite National Park is officially open! We know how hard...

Catching up with one of Yosemite's best backpacking guides. Name: William Heaps Position: Gear and intern coordinator, veteran guide Age: 32 Years guiding: 5 Hometown: Greeley Hill, CA School/Degree: BYU/Recreation Management & Youth Leadership, Therapeutic Recreation Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR   How did you get into backpacking? I was really into trail running...

Friends, As our nation grapples with fallout from its own flawed customs and proudly motions for reform, Lasting Adventures stands with the Black community in the battle to exterminate systemic racism. If you’ve ever cooked a backcountry stew you know the effects of stirring the pot. Formerly...