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Standing Proud | A Half Dome Summit On Opening Day

Everyone has people in their lives, places, and unique things about themselves that makes them proud to be who they are. For me, a recent experience guiding our first Half Dome in a Day hike of the season did just that. Arriving to Lasting Adventures for the summer, eager to check my guide schedule for […]

The Backpacker’s Playlist: A Soundtrack for the Wilderness

A collection of trail-inspired tunes to set you free wherever you may be. It’s wintertime, and the Sierras are covering themselves in a beautiful blanket of wild, unpredictable, fuzzy snow. That hasn’t stopped us from getting into the wilderness with some adventurous snowshoeing friends this season, and with the alpenglow of warmer months haloing a […]

Why I Guide – By Juliet Ramirez

Written By Juliet Ramirez I grew up in a small town on the Gulf Coast where I was taught to be pretty, not strong. I was bookish. I thrived in school, but I never thought of myself as athletic or particularly capable in the wilderness. I certainly didn’t see myself as physically strong.   Then […]

Why I Guide – By Riley Cox

Written By Riley Cox Jeff was not a large man, but neither was he small. At about 5’ 10”,  his legs were like tree trunks, his powerful calves rippling with exertion as he climbed his way up the smooth granite dome. He farts, a loud trumpet sound that reverberates off the rock, “I could poop […]

How to Sleep Warm When It’s Cold Outside

For many of us, dropping temperatures are a sign to head indoors. We squeeze in a few day hikes when the fall weather is charming and perfect, but it seems our backpacking packs and tents find a cozy spot in our closets and begin their winter hibernation. But sometimes….we just can’t help it. We want […]

5 Yosemite Themed Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner. Here in Yosemite that means a few things- The aspen are turning a gorgeously yellow, the tops of the high country peaks are being dusted with snow, and everyone is gearing up to dress big and celebrate Halloween. It can be hard to choose the perfect costume. You want […]

The John-Muir-Athon : An Account of Adventure in Yosemite

By: Juliet Ramirez Around mile 7, I ate my second lunch. At mile 12, I had the realization that, though I had done a full day of hiking, I wasn’t quite halfway. At mile 15, I stood on top of Clouds Rest, soaked in one of the most incredible views in the world, hugged some […]

Why You Want To Be Doing Yoga in Yosemite This Fall

  By: Juliet Ramirez As the larger summer crowds start migrating out of Yosemite National Park, a calmness settles throughout Yosemite. A great transition begins. The leaves change colors, showing yellows and oranges. The bears become more active, eating everything they can before settling in for the winter. The traffic slows down, and quiet space […]

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