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Half Dome Myths vs Realities

Unveiling  the Myths of Half Dome: Myths vs Reality of Yosemite’s Iconic Granite Monolith With its sheer granite face and distinctive shape, Half Dome has captured the imaginations of countless visitors. However, as with many awe-inspiring wonders, myths and legends have emerged over time, blending

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Best Outdoor Summer Camps in California

Your Guide to the Perfect California Outdoor Summer Camp for Your Child As the days are getting longer and Spring is right around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about the best outdoor summer camp in California to send your children to.

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Best Outdoor Summer Camps in Washington

Your Guide to the Perfect Washington Outdoor Summer Camps for your Kids Calling all Washington lovers! Are you looking for a can’t-miss backpacking summer camp experience for your teen or young adventurer? Look no further! Lasting Adventures offers a variety of fun and engaging experiences

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Two ladies stand at the edge of a cliff with their hands on their hips looking out at the grand scenery.

The Benefits of an All-Female Backpacking Trip

When it comes to planning your next adventure, consider the unique and empowering option of an all-female backpacking trip. Embarking on a backpacking trip is a transformative experience that allows you to reconnect with nature, challenge your limits, and create lasting memories. There are so

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Best Summer Camp Locations in Washington

It’s that time of year when we all start to dream of long, sunny days spent frolicking in an alpine meadow or on a beach…if you’re wondering where to send your child for summer camp to have their dream outdoor experience, look no further! Our

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Best Summer Camp Locations in California

Deciding where to send your child to summer camp can be such an overwhelming experience. If you’re considering anywhere in California, we can help. California is covered with many magnificent natural spaces that can enhance kids’ time spent at camp. It’s hard to be homesick

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Olympic National Park: Climate and Conditions FAQ

Olympic National Park is a natural gem in the Pacific Northwest, known for its diverse landscapes, ranging from temperate rainforests to rugged coastlines and alpine meadows. As you plan your visit to this pristine wilderness, understanding Olympic National Park’s weather is crucial for a successful

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The Psychological Benefits of Outdoor Summer Camp

Do you find yourself reminiscing about the days you spent tromping around the creek? Or scuffing your knees as you dropped quickly to clasp a wriggling lizard? Or the quietude of your favorite bush spot where you read and held councils for your assembled fabric

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2023 Guide Service Backpacking Highlights

Lasting Adventures was privileged to show guests around Olympic and Yosemite National Parks on over 40 Guide Service backpacking trips this summer! Each group was unique, from friends to families to solo travelers, but all shared that common love of nature and adventure. We had

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Half Dome Training Tips

Conquering the Summit: Half Dome Training Tips for a Successful Adventure Hiking Half Dome is no mean feat, especially if you want to tackle it as a day hike. For most of us, it requires a build up before our bodies are capable of the

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Backpackers in front of Heart Lake.

Five Most Popular Backpacking Trips in Olympic National Park

Nestled in the northwestern corner of the United States, Olympic National Park is a backpacker’s paradise. Encompassing nearly a million acres of diverse landscapes, such as lush rainforests and rugged coastlines, the park offers a plethora of backpacking opportunities. In this blog, we’ll explore the

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2023 Backpacking Summer Camp Trips Highlights

Backpacking Summer Camp trips are how Lasting Adventures all got started. In 1997, Lasting Adventures’ founder and CEO, Scott Gehrman, went on every trip in Yosemite with the kids, leading each group up Half Dome (no permits required!) despite his intense fear of heights. They

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Best Time to Visit Olympic National Park

Our Guide to the Best Times of Year to Visit Olympic National Park for Any Preference Olympic National Park, nestled in the heart of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, is a place of astonishing natural beauty and diversity. With its lush rainforests, rugged coastlines, towering mountains,

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Best Time of Year To Hike Half Dome

What Time of Year is Best? Our clients often ask us what time of year is best to hike Half Dome. No matter the time of year, the experience is both exhilarating and rewarding, offering breathtaking views of the park’s unparalleled natural beauty. We’ve guided

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